MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canadian potato chip lovers are being asked to draw inspiration from their taste experiences in the country’s regions to create a new flavour.
That’s the twist for the third year of the Lay’s Do Us a Flavour contest.
The suggested flavour should remind entrants of where they had a really memorable dish, whether in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec or Atlantic Canada.
When developing recipes for her cookbook “Pucker,” Gwendolyn Richards made sure they were easy enough that anyone could make them.
LONDON, Ont. — Ruth Currie and Shirley March drive almost an hour to buy their favourite homemade butter tarts, although there’s an award-winning butter tart shop a few minutes away.
Currie says the local tarts are good. “They’re just not exactly what we want.”
Whether you like nuts or raisins or thin or thick crust in butter tarts, you’re bound to find a version in this selection of recipes to try making at home.
HOMEMADE BUTTER TARTS
Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don’t. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don’t appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we’ve even taken off our coats.
Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more?
Celebrity chef Susur Lee enjoys taking a night off from cooking to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family and friends at a restaurant.
But for those who would like to cook, he has created a dish that incorporates pearl noodles, made from wheat and cornstarch and so called because being white they look like pearls.
Author Jessica Nadel insists you can enjoy eating all kinds of green vegetables.
“I just want to turn veggie eaters into veggie lovers,” says the Sudbury, Ont.-based writer of the cookbook “Greens 24/7.”
“So it was important to find a balance between the common and the uncommon and sort of tie it all together with big flavours.”
MIKE’S MAYAN HOT COCOA
The following spicy drink is very chocolatey and retains some of the characteristics of its Mayan ancestor. Novices might want to start with half the quantities of cocoa powder and spices.
30 ml (2 tbsp) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ml (1/2 tsp) ground cinnamon
0.5 ml (1/8 tsp) cayenne pepper
15 ml (1 tbsp) liquid honey
250 ml (1 cup) milk
Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine’s Day? Consider mussels.