Where we come from, a tasty little berry lives in the plenty: The Saskatoon Berry. These berries are sweet, slightly tart and nutty in flavor. Our parents have quite a few Saskatoon berry bushes in their fruit orchard, so come late July and early August, it’s Saskatoon berry galore.
I made this pie for a redneck day (shooting guns and bows, quadding through mud, exploring old farm yards, campfires and scouting moose, elk, owls and deer) at my Uncle Waz and Auntie Rita’s farm. People always talk up pies and I think it’s because they have the expectation that they are hard to make. But try this recipe, and you’ll quickly see that they are actually an easy, quick and delicious desert. Let’s get to the recipe so you can try it out yourself. Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Pie
Tagged easy, homemade pie crust, lattice, leaf edge, pie, pie crust, saskatoon, saskatoon berries, saskatoon berry
Inspired by a similar drink at a local Saskatoon restaurant/lounge called The Rook & Raven, I decided to try and make my own version! Cucumber and basil in a cocktail may seem like a strange combo to some, but I assure you it is delicious and very refreshing! Especially with gin! I even decided to do a short recipe video for it, I hope you guys enjoy it!
Posted in Drink, Fresh herbs
Tagged alcohol, basil, cocktail, cucumber, Drink, gin, gin & tonic, gin and tonic, refreshing, saskatoon, the rook and raven, tonic
Bob and I are quite excited that CTV Morning Live Saskatoon has invited us back to do another cooking segment. This time the challenge shifted to a holiday inspired dish, so with Bob’s rangoon and pumpkin pie dumpling, I knew I’d have to counteract the savoury with a sweeter dish. Now lots of people were asking for cupcakes, but I knew I had to branch out because I didn’t want to be known as the “cupcake girl”… so what’s the next dessert trend? Donuts! I opted for baked donuts for a few reasons: a tad bit healthier, no chances of oil fires and a bit easier too. I’ll be decorating just one donut on air, but I’ll chat about these three donut flavours: Santa’s Milk & Cookies, The Mistletoe and The Relative. But let’s get to the recipe.
Posted in Dessert, donut, Easy
Tagged baked, butter, CTV, donut, easy, live, morning, peanut, saskatoon
To continue on our holiday donut theme for CTV Morning Live Saskatoon, here is the Mistletoe donut to go along side The Relative and Santa’s Milk & Cookies. Now you are probably wondering… ‘what the heck… why is it a mistletoe donut?’….well with this little donut packing some Kahlua and Skor Toffee bits, it’s rather easy to read between the lines and maybe if you have a little bit of Kahlua and you’re under the mistletoe, you’ll “skor” (…a kiss…). Now let’s get to this feisty little donut.
Posted in Dessert, donut, Easy
Tagged baked, Bits, CTV, donut, easy, kahlua, live, morning, saskatoon, Skor, toffee
If you’ve been following our Facebook Page, you might know that we’ve been asked by CTV Morning Live Saskatoon (a local news station in our city) to come on air to do a cooking segment. When Bob & I got the news we were pretty excited and started racking our brains for what we could make under their requested theme of “Grey Cup Party”. We knew we should stick to our classics with Bob covering the grilled cheese front and myself, tackling the cupcakes. But my brain had a bit of a “food block” – how can you make a cupcake appropriate for a football party?? Now here was my thought pattern: football…party…manly men yelling at a TV…beer….pretzels...okay, now let’s combine them into something sweet, salty and decadent: The Beer Buddy Cupcake – a beer infused chocolate cupcake topped with a Salted Caramel Buttercream and garnished with pretzels. Voila! Game day appropriate cupcakes! Now let’s get to the recipe…
BS’ in the Kitchen on CTV Morning Live
Posted in cupcake, Dessert
Tagged Beer, bowl, buddy, buttercream, canadian, caramel, CFL, CTV, cup, cupcake, cupcakes, football, frosting, ganache, grey, league, live, morning, National, NFL, pretzel, salted, saskatoon, super, Superbowl
One of my “fridge struggles” is finding something to do with leftover food, especially with the common left over items like rice and pasta. The other night I had two items on hand: left over wild ancient grain rice and fresh walleye from a fishing trip with my dad. So off to the kitchen I went and concocted this recipe. It was also a crowd pleaser even to the most difficult to impress (aka. our dad who calls everything we make “hippy food”, loved these cakes).
You can also check out our recipes and several others on BlogHer’s Leftover Makeover Pinterest Board.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, How To, left overs
Tagged ancient, easy, fish, food, grain, left, leftover, over, pickerel, quick, Rice, saskatchewan, saskatoon, supper, walleye, wild
WOW. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been blogging for two years already! I think over the past 730 days, we’ve learnt a lot about food, cooking/baking styles and blogging. However, we are the most grateful for all the support we’ve gotten from our awesome BS’ers – our fans!! THANK-YOU for your awesome support over the past two years! We are excited to continue blogging for you & to bring many more fabulous recipes! Continue reading
Posted in Just for Fun
Tagged a, anniversary, away, birthday, contest, cupcake, fun, give, prize, saskatoon, two, year