Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

A classic pair in a classic dessert

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble
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Ingredients
Topping
  1. 3/4 cup pecan halves, toasted 175ml
  2. 1 1/2 cups flour 375ml
  3. 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 125ml
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest 7ml
  5. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1ml
  6. 1/2 cup butter, softened 125ml
Filling
  1. 4 cups 1″ (2.5cm)pieces of rhubarb 1L
  2. 2 cups sliced strawberries 500ml
  3. 3 Tbsp. flour 45ml
  4. 1/2 cup sugar 125ml
Instructions
  1. To Make Topping: Preheat over to 350F (180C). Spread pecans on a baking sheet and place in oven for 5-7 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Remove and let cool. Coarsely chop nuts and set aside. Stir together flour, brown sugar, orange zest and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the softened butter and mix with a fork to form a crumbly mixture; add pecans and stir into mixture until evenly distributed.
Notes
  1. Serves 8
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Shrimp ‘n Beer

Perfect for backyard entertaining

Shrimp ‘n Beer
Serves 8
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Ingredients
Shrimp
  1. 3 lbs. shrimp in the shell
  2. 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 6 allspice berries
  4. 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. 6 sprigs fresh parsley
  7. 2 sprigs fresh dill
  8. 12 oz. beer
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Lemon Butter Dipping Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. juice of 1/2 lemon
  3. 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  4. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. To cook shrimp: combine all ingredients in large pot and cover. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let the shrimp simmer 12 minutes. (Don’t overcook!) Then remove from heat and drain.
  2. To prepare sauce:heat butter in a saucepan until almost bubbling. Stir in lemon juice and Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve shrimp hot, in the shell. Spread out the newspaper on your patio table and let your guests “peel ‘n eat”. Serve sauce individually to 8 happy guests.
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Instructions
  1. To cook shrimp: combine all ingredients in large pot and cover. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let the shrimp simmer 12 minutes. (Don’t overcook!) Then remove from heat and drain.
  2. To prepare sauce:heat butter in a saucepan until almost bubbling. Stir in lemon juice and Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve shrimp hot, in the shell. Spread out the newspaper on your patio table and let your guests “peel ‘n eat”. Serve sauce individually to 8 happy guests.
Notes
  1. Serve sauce individually to 8 happy guests.
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Picalilli

When you have more green tomatoes than red. Great on hot dogs, hamburgers, roast beef.

Picalilli
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Ingredients
  1. 10 to 12 green tomatoes
  2. 6 medium red peppers
  3. 6 medium green peppers
  4. 4 medium onions
  5. 6 cups vinegar 1.5l
  6. 3 1/2 cups sugar 875ml
  7. 1/4 cup mustard seed 50ml
  8. 1/4 cup pickling salt 50ml
  9. 1 Tbsp. celery seed 15ml
  10. 2 tsp. allspice 10ml
  11. 1 tsp. cinnamon 5ml
Instructions
  1. Grind or finely chop all vegetables and place in a large kettle. Add 4 cups vinegar and bring mixture to a full boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain. Prepare sterilized jars. Stir remaining 2 cups vinegar and remaining ingredients into drained vegetables in pot. Bring mixture to boil over high heat; simmer for 3 minutes. Put into sterilized jars and seal. Process 5 minutes. (to process: place jars on rack in 3″ of water in large, deep pot. Lids should be loose. Cover pot and bring water to boil. Simmer 5 minutes.) Remove jars and allow to cool. Tighten lids. Makes about 9-12oz.jars.
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Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Spinach and Strawberry Salad
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Ingredients
  1. Spinach – enough for your crew
  2. Strawberries - same as above
Dressing
  1. 1/3 cup white sugar 75 ml
  2. 1/2 cup oil 125 ml
  3. 1/4 cup white vinegar 60 ml
  4. 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds 30 ml
  5. 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds 30 ml
  6. 1/4 tsp. paprika 1 ml
  7. 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 ml
  8. 1 1/2 tsp. minced onion 7 ml
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Instructions
  1. Tear spinach into bite-sized pieces. Cut strawberries in half. Combine dressing ingredients and mix well. Toss with spinach and strawberries.
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Fiesta Chicken Tortilla Salad

Celebrate the season with one of our favourite summer salads

Fiesta Chicken Tortilla Salad
Fiesta Chicken Tortilla Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 whole, boneless chicken breast 1
  2. 1 tbsp. Tabasco 15 mL
  3. vegetable oil for frying
  4. 3 soft corn tortillas, cut in 1/4 inch strips 3
  5. salt
  6. 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in strips 1/2
  7. 4 cups romaine lettuce, sliced in strips 1 L
Dressing
  1. 4 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 60 mL
  2. 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar 30 mL
  3. 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 15 mL
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable oil 125 mL
  5. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
To prepare chicken
  1. Cut chicken breast into 1/4 inch strips and toss with Tabasco. Heat oil (1/4 inch deep) until hot in heavy skillet. Fry tortilla strips quickly until golden. Set on paper towel to drain. Season with salt. Pour off all but a little oil and saute chicken for 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.
To prepare dressing
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. To prepare salad: Place lettuce, peppers and chicken in a bowl and toss with dressing. Serve on individual plates and arrange tortilla strips on top.
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Instructions
To prepare chicken
  1. Cut chicken breast into 1/4 inch strips and toss with Tabasco. Heat oil (1/4 inch deep) until hot in heavy skillet. Fry tortilla strips quickly until golden. Set on paper towel to drain. Season with salt. Pour off all but a little oil and saute chicken for 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.
To prepare dressing
  1. Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. To prepare salad: Place lettuce, peppers and chicken in a bowl and toss with dressing. Serve on individual plates and arrange tortilla strips on top.
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