Farmhouse Zucchini Bread

4 eggs 2/3 cups vegetable oil 1cup granulated sugar 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups (2-3 medium) grated zucchini 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1 cup dried cranberries, raisins, etc….

Red River Grains Blend

Red River cereal was great in bread recipes, but – horrors! It was discontinued in Canada in 2020. Definitely the end of an era, as I remember eating Red River cereal as a kid – as did my mom – and probably her mom. And it’s not just me. Pretty much every Canadian had a…

Crusty No Knead Bread

Yield: 1 large loaf 6 cups flour (800 grams) 1 teaspoon instant yeast (6 grams) 3 teaspoons salt (16 grams) 3 cups cool water (600 grams) Cornmeal and sesame seeds as needed In a large bowl, stir flour, yeast, and salt together. Add the water, and stir until you have a wet, shaggy dough, about…

No Rise Pizza Dough

Yield: 1-15″ pizza crust INGREDIENTS 500 grams all purpose flour 15 grams instant yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 350 grams water INSTRUCTIONS Combine four, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water, stir to combine, then knead for 2 minutes with a stand mixer. Generously flour your work surface, and then knead flour into the…

Classic Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 cup cold butter (do not use warm butter) 1 egg 1 cup whole milk Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grate cold butter on a box grater, set aside.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut grated butter into the flour mixture with  a pastry cutter or two…

Slow Braised Maple Carrots

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 6-8 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal in ½″ lengths 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon salt pepper to taste 1 cup water Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Instructions Melt the butter in a medium saucepan with a lid, sauté carrots for a few minutes, then add maple syrup, salt and…

Slow Cooker Maple Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Maple Baked Beans This recipe is rich and hearty, and fills your home with rich aroma as it gently cooks in the slow cooker. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 cups (450 grams) dried navy or white beans 1 onion, peeled and chopped ½ cup pure maple syrup 250 grams salt pork, rind removed and…

Maple Multi-Grain Bread

3/4 cup Red River Grains blend 2 1/4 cups boiling water 3 teaspoons instant dry yeast 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt Place oats in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour boiling water over top. Let stand for 30 minutes, then stir in…

Pork and Vegetable Miso Soup (Tonjiru)

Ingredients 300 grams sliced pork belly  1 burdock root  1 taro potato (150 grams) 100 grams daikon radish 1 carrot  1 onion  2 green onions ½ block (125 grams) konnyaku (yam cake) 8 cups dashi water*  6 tablespoons miso  1 tablespoon sesame oil  Ginger, peeled and grated (optional) Garlic, minced (optional) * Tomomi recommends Hondashi…

Lebanese Olive Oil Soap

Ingredients 1,000  grams olive oil (1 litre of oil = 920 grams) 340  grams water 124  grams lye (also called caustic soda or sodium hydroxide) Laurel leaves Tools 2 large plastic containers – one for the lye, one for the water Large stainless steel bowl for mixing the oil and lye Pot for heating oil Stainless steel…