Canada 150: Yukon and Rustic Winter Sourdough

Canada 150: Yukon and Rustic Winter Sourdough

For our final Canada 150 post this year, we visit one of Canada’s three northern territories, the Yukon. We have a special guest blogger this month, Rosanne and her husband’s good friend, Geoff Martin, who has recently taken up the art of sourdough bread making and will knead a bit of history into this bready post.

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Canada 150: British Columbia & Honey Dijon Salmon

Canada 150: British Columbia & Honey Dijon Salmon

BC wild salmon are well known across Canada and enjoyed thoroughly by all members in my household. In fact, the other day when we were enjoying this exact recipe at the supper table, my oldest pipped up and stated that "salmon tastes better than ice cream!" (No joke. I almost fell off my chair but the kid had seriously eaten more salmon then me)!

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Canada 150: PEI Roasted Mini Pesto Potatoes

Canada 150: PEI Roasted Mini Pesto Potatoes

Food industry is big in PEI and is the most important contributor to the province’s economy. Apart from the delicious seafood and fish that swim in the waters surrounding the island, potatoes are the star attraction growing in the rich red soil.Prince Edward Island’s largest cash crop are potatoes and the island is the largest potato-producing province in Canada.

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Canada 150: Nova Scotia Kale Blueberry Harvest Salad

Canada 150: Nova Scotia Kale Blueberry Harvest Salad

It was difficult to choose a food to highlight from the many culinary treasures that one can find in this province, including seafood, dulse (or seaweed), and donairs (the recently dubbed food of the province’s capital city Halifax), but I chose to highlight the small but mighty wild blueberry.

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Canada 150: Ontario Strawberry Mango Salsa

Canada 150: Ontario Strawberry Mango Salsa

You may have been surprised to see that I chose to highlight Ontario strawberries as the feature food grown in Ontario. Truth be told, there were many other nutritious foods that I could have selected that would have been much more representative of this province's main income generating crops and livestock.

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Canada 150: New Brunswick Fiddleheads & Fiddlehead Greek Salad

Canada 150: New Brunswick Fiddleheads & Fiddlehead Greek Salad

If you happen to arrive in New Brunswick in the early spring, sometime between April and May, you may want to pack your hiking gear and find some locals who can take you through the forests n search of a Canadian spring delicacy, fiddleheads, or baby ferns. 

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Canada 150: Saskatchewan Lentil Bolognese Spaghetti

Canada 150: Saskatchewan Lentil Bolognese Spaghetti

The rich farmland in Saskatchewan is part of the “bread basket” of Canada, producing many of the cereal crops including barley, wheat, oats and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye). This label may have to change soon to “pulse pot” of Canada, as exports of pulse crops, such as lentils, are matching canola and non-durum wheat exports. Saskatchewan produced approximately 96% of the Canadian lentil crop in 2014.

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Celebrate Canada's 150th: Manitoba Hemp Pumpkin Pancakes

Celebrate Canada's 150th: Manitoba Hemp Pumpkin Pancakes

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, I invite you to join me as I embark on an exciting journey from sea to sea as I traverse this great nation and explore the foods that are grown and raised right here in Canada by our hard-working farmers. This is the first of 12 feature recipe blogs that I will be posting each month over the next 12 months, as I highlight foods from each province and territory of our beloved nation.

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