Showing posts from May, 2019

Victoria Day Weekend Market Opening for CBC's Weekend Morning Show

This morning I had the great pleasure of presenting these dishes for CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Terry MacLeod.  We are marking the great items available at the St. Norbert's Farmer's Market with Wildfire Farms Grassfed Beef, Nature's Farm eggs and other items available.

Mini Köfte two ways  Moroccan and Turkish

1 lb ground beef (or lamb), Beef today from Wildfire Farms, available at the opening today of St. Norbert’s Farmer’s Market
1-2 tbs Ras el Hanout (available at the opening of St. Norbert’s Farmer’s Market)
pinch salt
1 egg
Optional:  Finely chopped preserved lemon peel, recipe follows

Mix ingredients well together and form into patties or oblongs (Köfte shaped)

Grill over high heat until desired cooked state.  Let rest and serve with your favourite condiments such as Dijon mustard, caramelized onions, tomato chutney, soft egg, cheese, etc.  Served today with yoghurt tahini sauce.

1 lb ground beef
1-2 tbs Turkish Baharat
pinch salt
1 egg

Mix ingredie…

Outdoor St. Norbert's Farmer's Market is open! Asparagus on CBC.

This morning on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Nadia Kidwai, I presented some wonderful local asparagus on Avocado Toast.  The Manitoba asparagus is available today at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market for their season opening at River's Edge Farm.  It is a pesticide and spray-free farm that specializes in asparagus and raspberries.

I've also featured some lovely Halibut Steaks in a Kerala recipe.  For a grilling option on this long weekend, treat yourself to a halibut steak.  The marinade is quite easy to prepare.  The wild caught Halibut steaks are available at Gimli Fish.

Green Toast
Nice bread slices.  I made this bread but there are great breads available at the St. Norbert's Farmer's Market.
1 avocado (one or two Haas, or a huge variety available at Dino's Grocery Market on Notre Dame)
Asparagus (In Season Now!  River's Edge Farm has them available today at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market.)  I grilled the asparagus spears that I had drizzle…

Fair Trade Fair Foods on CBC's Weekend Morning Show

Today, on CBC's Weekend Morning Show, I featured issues and foodss around Fair Trade.  The Seekh Kebabs are made with lamb but they can be made with ground beef.  I purchased the lamb from Millad's Supermarket.  The Mint and pomegranate raita is just yummy.  Featured also is sourdough bread from Old Church Bakery.  
I've added a website for you to test your own Slavery Footprint.  Making our purchases from local producers, and getting to know our suppliers, will help to end slavery. Thank you to Zack Gross and MCIC for their generous gifts in promotion of Fair Trade.
Slavery Footprint - Made In A Free World How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day.
Seekh Kebabs
1 lb ground lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 1-3 green chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped 1 1/2 tbs garam masala 1 tbs chick pea flour (I used quinoa flour, available at Tam…

Phyllo Wrapped Steelhead Trout with Saskatoon Savory Sauce on CBC's Weekend Morning Show. Something that any kid could make...

This morning I presented this dish for CBC's Weekend Morning Show, with guest host, Laurie Hoogstraten.  It really is very simple to prepare with impressive results. 

Phyllo Wrapped Steelhead Trout with savory Saskatoon sauce

1 fillet Steelhead Trout (naturally raised in Warren Manitoba, available at Gimli Fish, from Watersong Farms
2 cups sliced mushrooms (white button, crimini, shitake, chanterelles, etc.)
Optional:  1/4 cup chèvre in mushroom mixture
3 tbs butter (1 for sautéing mushrooms, and 2ish melted for buttering phyllo pastry
1 tbs olive oil
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 shallots, minced
Dijon mustard, to lightly cover the fillet
3-4 sheets Phyllo

Cut filet into serving sized pieces and set aside in the refrigerator. Thaw phyllo and prepare mushrooms as follows:

On medium-high heat, sauté shallots until translucent and add the mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms are soft. Deglaze with white wine or Mirin (optional). Set aside and let cool.

Preheat oven t…

High Tea on CBC

This morning on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Nadia Kidwai I presented High Tea.  I made Moroccan fresh mint green tea slightly sweet, crust less sandwiches using Old Church Bakery's Feta Dill Sourdough, Gimli Fish's Smoked Goldeye with cream cheese, some smoked salmon and cucumber with dill, and Strawberry Shortcake. These make lovely and easy to prepare dishes for Mothers Day next week.

Smoked Goldeye with Cream Cheese 

1 medium smoked Goldeye (available at Gimli Fish), skinned and pulled off of the bones
1/2 - 1 cup softened cream cheese
1-2 green onions, sliced, or chives
salt and pepper, to taste
optional:  chilies

Mix all ingredients together to make smooth consistency.  Spread generously on crustless bread for high tea.  I used Old Church Bakery's Feta Dill Sourdough, available today at Third and Bird and St. Norbert's Farmer's Market.

Also featured above, smoked salmon with cucumber and dill.

Strawberry Shortcake

2 cups flour
5 tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder

Women producers and Cinco de Mayo on CBC's Weekend Morning Show

This morning, on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with guest host Bruce Ladan, I featured women-owned and operated local producers.  Starting with the great Mexican halibut that is in season for Cinco de Mayo!  The wild caught halibut is available at Gimli Fish.  I also served a seasoned flatbread, using the wonderful pizza dough from Old Church Bakery.  This was topped with Ribeye from Wildfire Farms.  Life made easier and delicious by these amazing women.

Baked Mexican Halibut
1 1/2 lbs. halibut fillets (cut into 4 - 6 pieces) 1 large fresh tomato, seeded and chopped 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1/8 tsp. ground cumin 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 4 green onions, sliced thin 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (garnish) 1 lemon, sliced or cut into wedges (for serving)

Preheat oven to 350º.

Cut halibut fillets into four - six serving pieces. Place in single layer in a 9” x 13” baking dish.
In a small bowl combine chopped tomato, lime …