Category Archives: Farmers’ Feast

Rustic Cornflour Bread

I love a hearty, rustic loaf that’s full of flavour, so I was excited to experiment with the heritage corn flour from Barkley’s Apple Orchard that I found in the Holiday Farmers’ Feast basket from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. Corn … Continue reading

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Baked Oatmeal Pancake with Caramelized Pears

In my opinion, there’s not much that can beat hot, fluffy pancakes for breakfast or brunch. I love them because not only do they taste fantastic, but they’re also filling and so easy to make. When you start with locally … Continue reading

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Classic Baked Beans

Maybe it’s his French-Canadian heritage, or perhaps his years as a starving student, but my husband truly adores eating baked beans. I’m a little ambivalent about them, having been served them for Saturday night dinner every single week for about … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Latkes

I think I was in my mid-teens when I first tasted latkes. Naturally, I wondered where they’d been all my life. I love both making and eating them (including in an innovative way: wafflelatkes!!) but until recently, I’d never thought … Continue reading

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are a great party food. Bite sized yet full of flavour, they’re also a great vehicle for many different kinds of dips. When I saw a package of minced lamb from Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in my Holiday Farmers’ … Continue reading

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Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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Mini Fruit-filled Breakfast Bread Puddings

These make-ahead marvels will be the hit at any breakfast or brunch gathering. They’d even make a pretty dandy dessert at a lunch or dinner party. I prefer individual servings in small ramekins because they are prettier and easier to … Continue reading

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