There are plenty of good reasons to eat local foods. We are reducing our ecological footprint and encouraging the local economy while enjoying the freshness of local food. It’s also a great way to celebrate our culinary and agricultural culture. Here are ten recipes to revisit our classics and rediscover our delicious Canadian produce.
Ostrich ferns, commonly called fiddleheads ferns, grow wild in wet areas of Eastern Canada, with the litlle town of Tide Head, New Brunswick, billing itself as the “Fiddlehead Capital of the World”. They are delicious sautéed in the pan and also make a great soup.
Shepherd’s Pie has diverse and somewhat mysterious origins, but it is nonetheless a classic here! Everyone knows the ground beef, corn and potato layers, but here’s a vegetarian version, with the meat replaced by a base of tofu and mushrooms.
To take advantage of the rhubarb season, here is a simple, quick dessert that is just sweet enough to enhance the tangy taste of this beautiful plant. The recipe only requires 10 minutes of preparation and a small 15 minutes of microwave cooking.