This dish was created in 1953, for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Coronation chicken has been said to have been inspired by Jubilee Chicken, a dish prepared for the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935. The essential ingredients are curry and mango chutney, reflecting the English love of Indian cuisine. In honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (June 2-5, 2022), it's only right that we serve up this delicious recipe once again. If you are watching the celebrations on television, keep your eyes peeled for Donna-Marie in the crowds as she heads to England for the celebrations!
While we are still a little time away from fresh Ontario strawberries, this delightful tart is still a sign spring is around the corner. Feel free to top it with lemon curd instead of the strawberries if you want a bright citrus burst.
In honour of mom's everywhere, we are sharing a recipe for one of our favourite sandwiches - the Croque Madame. If you've never had a croque madame before, you are in for a treat. This sandwich originates in the bars and cafes of France and begins as a "Croque Monsieur", but when you pop a fried egg on top you transform into a Croque Madame. It requires a knife and fork to eat this outrageously cheesy sandwich and is perfect as a lunch or light dinner. Serve it with spring greens tossed with a light vinaigrette (and perhaps a glass of rosé). Happy Mother's Day everyone.
Some of the simplest recipes are the best and this chicken and rice soup is the perfect example. It's jazzed up with fresh lemon and parsley and gets added richness from the addition of eggs. You can make it without or with cooked leftover chicken for a heartier version. A version of this recipe was featured in the Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Cookbook, but we've even simplified it a little more.
Donna-Marie's grandmother, Elsie Roy made the best Lemon Meringue Pie - always from scratch and never with a recipe. She remembers her saying "the pastry wasn't flaky enough or the filling didn't set quite right or the meringue has beads" but to her, it was always perfect.