Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Website

My book Prairie Feast has a new website. Please check it out:

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A Menu for the Chili Season

Oatmeal porridge - sweetened with Saskatchewan maple syrup

Grilled cheese sandwich and a few carrots (Co-op cheddar which, I'm told, is made locally)

Venison Chili - flavoured with juniper berries picked in a nearby park

Friday, December 02, 2011

Pumkpin Muffins

My Halloween pumpkin met a happy ending, first in pumpkin pie and then in muffins. Yes, that pumpkin went down smiling...

1 cup of pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Mix the baking soda into the pumpkin. Cream the oil and sugar, add the eggs one at at time and cream well.

Sift together the flours, baking powder, salt and spices. Add the flour to the eggs and stir just until it's mixed and no more. Add the pumpkin and blend just until it's incorporated.

Scoop into muffin tins. (I line the muffin tins with silicone cups.) Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.