Here is a nice twist on the holiday classic, decorated gingerbread cookies. This recipe is inspired by speculoos, a notably buttery and nicely spiced cookie common in Europe. The subtle differences between a traditional North American–style gingerbread and this recipe are the use of honey in place of molasses and the addition of a little cardamom, ground anise and black pepper to the spice mix in place of ginger.
Not only is the origin of Nanaimo Bars a hot topic of debate, the bars themselves are still hot as a favourite Canadian treat. Since the 1950's, endless variations have included Minted, Grand Marnier, Cherry, Pina Colada, Mocha, Peanut Butter and Orange. I have not seen a Raspberry Nanaimo Bar, and found that raspberry liqueur added a touch of elegance to this familiar three-layered bar cookie. (From A Taste of Canada - A Culinary Journey by Rose Murray, 2008)
Who doesn't love a gifted treat? This homemade food gift is perfect for whipping up in small batches. Package up in one of our specialty Weckjars - and leave the jar with your host. While it's perfect accompaniment for a charcuterie board, you can use it as sandwich spread, in quesadillas or even stirred into soups!
A few years ago we published a recipe courtesy of our customer Kathy (Nova Scotia Oatmeal Cookies). It's become one of our favourite oatmeal cookies so we decided to revisit the recipe and add a special Halloween twist. These cookies have a bumpy texture and subtle peanut butter flavour. We sometimes like to add healthy stuff like 2 tbsp of ground flax and hemp seeds to the batter. Whether you make them with the "healthy stuff" or not, all your trick-or-treaters will be sure to gobble them up!
A hearty and savoury recipe, Chef Lisa's Savoury Apple & Leek Stuffing is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and holiday meals. It's baked in the oven and served as a side dish - no stuffing required. But we still call it that!