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appetizers, starters, salads

Pemmican meatballs with black currant glaze

Flageolet bean puree with  roasted gypsy peppers

Wild rice fritters with cold smoked trout

Mixed greens with bison carpaccio

Smoked trout and oat cakes

Potluck Bean and Pasta Salad

Tossed Salad Nicoise

Lyonnaise Salad

Kumquat and watercress salad

Southwestern Chicken and Corn Salad

Chinese Pork Dumplings

Steel-cut oat tabouleh

Boudin Balls

Pemmican Patties

Welsh Rarebit


Creamy beet and potato soup with chard

Prairie pickerel chowder

Leek and potato soup

Ham and bean or lentil soup

Prawn and morel soup

Creamy morel mushroom soup

Corn Chowder

Making stock

Award-winning clam chowder

Minestrone soup

Scotch Broth

Cock-a-leekie Soup

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potage Saint-Germain

Chilled English Pea and Mint Soup

Szechuan Noodle Soup

main courses

duck confit with white beans

Fennel risotto with smoked salmon

Fried oyster with wasabi pea dust

Whole roasted venison loin on potato leek puree with white truffle essence , mushroom ragout and rosemary jus

Drunken Beans

Indoor BBQ Pork

Szechuan-style pork and eggplant

Best Grilled Cheese Ever

Venison loin roast with saskatoon berry sauce

Greek gigantes beans

Braised Articokes and Potatoes in olive oil

The perfect omelet

Banana pancakes

Baked ham

Beef and pasta bake

Mac and Cheese

Pickerel in lemon butter sauce

Grilled leg of lamb

How to perfectly sear a steak

Vegetarian Chickpea and Mushroom Burgers

Fish tacos

Lobster bacon mac & cheese

Classic Italian Cappelletti

Tourtiere (meat pie)

Vegetarian Haggis

Vegetarian lentil burgers

Fiddleheads with pasta

side dishes and sauces

wild rice and barley risotto


Wilted Spinach with Rice

Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan

Turkey dinner: side dishes


Easy Hollandaise sauce

Steel-cut oat Risotto

Homemade tomato ketchup


Rhubarb tart

Saskatoon and raspberry creme fraiche tart

Apple Berry Crisp

Saucy Lemon pudding cake

Mom’s fruitcake

cookies and candies

drinks and stuff

Irish Manhattan

Pickled Asparagus

Rhubarb Syrup (for juice or martinis)

Celery and Sage stuffing for turkey


Hot Chocolate

Double chocolate chunk peanut cookies

Date and nut Balls

Shortbread cookies

Sneaky Lentil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate truffles


Apple Chutney

Spring fling:

Spring is here and it’s time to shed that winter insulation. The Girl has a great recipe for a clean sweep, to help with a little vegetarian downsizing.

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for more great recipes, see Cinda’s books...

High Plains: The Joy of Alberta Cuisine

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The 125 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes

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The Wild West Cookbook

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The Girl Can’t Cook

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NEW! The Guy Can’t Cook

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cook it tonight:

Roll slivered green onions, carrots and fresh herbs in sole fillets, braise in fish or chicken stock for 10 minutes and serve with chopped fresh tomatoes and chives.