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Holiday Stuffing: Thanksgiving Twists on the Traditional
Nov11

Holiday Stuffing: Thanksgiving Twists on the Traditional

Looking for a that comforting dish of Holiday Stuffing, but with a Thanksgiving Twist? I really enjoy the taste and texture of my mother’s dressing, made with bread, celery and poultry seasoning with summer savory and gumbo file, because this is what my Mother always made for our Holiday turkeys. So, in order for me to feel like it is really Holiday time, my usual option is for turkey bread dressing – Mom style. Holiday...

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Web Chef Review: Haskapa Jam
Nov07

Web Chef Review: Haskapa Jam

If you have never tasted Haskapa Jam, there is a treat in store for you. This delicious jam is made with the berries of the haskap plant, which is indigenous to Russia, but is presently grown in most of the Canadian provinces as well. The haskap berry is dark, frosty, and purplish in color, oval in shape, about an inch long, with sweet, deep crimson flesh. The Haskapa Jam is chock full of amazing, plump, ripe, glistening berries. This...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Baby Carrots at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Nov06

Web Chef Review: Ontario Baby Carrots at Harvest Barn Country Markets

Always delicious, raw or cooked, washed and peeled, they are Ontario Baby Carrots from Harvest Barn Country Markets. Baby carrots are one vegetable that I need to have on hand at all times. I find that I have dozens of recipes that call for carrots. These crunchy, Ontario baby carrots are great for packing in lunches, make healthy & tasty snacks and add flavor to many dishes. You can cook them, roast, bake, BBQ, whole, dipped,...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Hot Cherry Peppers at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Nov05

Web Chef Review: Ontario Hot Cherry Peppers at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I got these beautiful, bright red, Ontario Hot Cherry Peppers at Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This basket of hot, cute, little peppers are very fresh and shiny, making them perfect for canning. These cherry peppers have also been referred to as hot pimento peppers. There is also a sweet variety of pimento peppers. Find out about this product on this webisode of What I Say About Food: My parents used to can hot...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Orange Cauliflower at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Nov04

Web Chef Review: Ontario Orange Cauliflower at Harvest Barn Country Markets

Have a look at this gorgeous, Ontario Orange Cauliflower from Harvest Barn Country Markets. Their cauliflower super fresh and the color is very pretty. By means of a genetic mutation, some cauliflowers have been hybridized, resulting in vibrant shades of orange, yellow, green and purple cauliflower curds (heads), allowing chefs to get more creative when preparing cauliflower. Find out about this product on this webisode of What I Say...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Turnips at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Nov03

Web Chef Review: Ontario Turnips at Harvest Barn Country Markets

Have a look at this gorgeous, huge, Ontario Turnip from Harvest Barn Country Markets that I picked up from their market in Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can tell how very fresh it is because the coating is unmarred, the stem area is bright yellow, as well as the turnip tip, and the smell is sweet and appealing. My family and I just can’t imagine the Holidays without serving mashed turnip. Beautiful turkey dinners just don’t...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Brussel Sprouts at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Nov02

Web Chef Review: Ontario Brussel Sprouts at Harvest Barn Country Markets

We all know that veggies are good for us, and when they taste as good as Ontario Brussel Sprouts at Harvest Barn Country Markets it’s a pleasure to eat them. This bowl of gorgeous Brussel sprouts is so appetizing because they are so obviously fresh with a nice green color, perfectly formed little cabbages, with no yellow leaves and they make a great side dish for any meal. Prepared by cooking until knife tender and dressed with...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Cortland Apples at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct30

Web Chef Review: Ontario Cortland Apples at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I just love the autumn months, when you can smell apples in the air, like the Ontario Cortland Apples at Harvest Barn Country Markets. That’s apple farming country! Have you ever seen apples like these? These Cortland apples are unblemished, enormous, with a rosy red, crimson skin, marked with pale yellow, and dark red striations, green specks, and very shiny – all signs that they are super-fresh. The whole bag is full of...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Turban Squash at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct26

Web Chef Review: Ontario Turban Squash at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I believe this irregular shaped squash is the most beautiful of all the squash family – Ontario Turban Squash is available at Harvest Barn Country Markets. This squash usually reaches an optimum size of about 6 pounds and its size depends on the growth near the large knobs adjacent to the stem. This gorgeous specimen of a turban squash, drenched in fantastic, earthy colors, will not likely be as flavorful as others of the squash...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Cranberries at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct25

Web Chef Review: Ontario Cranberries at Harvest Barn Country Markets

What a beautiful sight – Ontario Cranberries right out of Muskoka at Harvest Barn Country Markets. These cranberries are the brightest red, huge, plump and juicy. These cranberries from Harvest Barn Country Markets in Niagara-on-the-Lake can be purchased fresh or frozen to grace your Thanksgiving or Christmas table in a gorgeous sauce, served alongside your favorite poultry or meats. For one of my recipes, I have gone a step...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Golden Delicious Apples at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct24

Web Chef Review: Ontario Golden Delicious Apples at Harvest Barn Country Markets

The season for harvesting Ontario Golden Delicious Apples has come, and you should see the fantastic beauties at Harvest Barn Country Markets. These locally grown, golden delicious apples are at the perfect stage of ripeness now, all juicy and crunchy and d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. They are ready for making mouthwatering pies, to pack in your childrens’ lunches, to bake – smothered in brown sugar and marshmallows, making tasty...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Sunchokes at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct17

Web Chef Review: Ontario Sunchokes at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I picked up some of these unique, Ontario Sunchokes at Harvest Barn Country Markets in Niagara-on-the-Lake. These strange tubers are called sunchokes, earth apples, sunroots, or Jerusalem artichokes are most often grown organically by small farmers. The sunchokes resemble ginger root but, they are nothing the same. They can be grown throughout Canada and most of the United States. They were originally grown and cultivated by our...

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Web Chef Review: Hand-Painted Artisan Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct16

Web Chef Review: Hand-Painted Artisan Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I have a unique product to show you – Hand-Painted Artisan Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets. I got this beautifully rendered, artistic pumpkin for my outdoor, Fall display, from my local Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The talented Canadian artist who created the spooky design for our Halloween pumpkin, is Susan Dupont Baptista and she certainly has done a fantastic job. Find out about this product on...

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