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How to Cook Cream of Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup + Video
Sep23

How to Cook Cream of Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup + Video

Cream of Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup is exactly what you want to cozy up with this time of year! A heavenly, creamy combination of autumn ingredients, perfect for the fall. It’s a soup everyone will love with hearty butternut squash & sweet potato, roasted & creamed to perfection. We are hauling gorgeous squashes out of our kitchen garden this time of year, and I’ve been harvesting our sweet...

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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds + Video
Nov09

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds + Video

I am very please to show you How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds, and I think you will find them to be a great snack. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are full of healthy goodness for the kids and adults in your family. When I was last at Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake, I was fortunate enough to find some beautiful sugar pumpkins. These beautiful, little pumpkins are perfect for pumpkin puree, and the seeds, are nice, big and...

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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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How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin + Video
Oct22

How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin + Video

I am super excited to share this recipe with you for How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin. This delicious, savory recipe gives you a chance to enjoy the taste of pumpkin for recipes other than pumpkin pie. I am happy to serve this lovely soup cooked right inside the pumpkin, which is so attractive, healthy and fun! Essentially, the pumpkin is the pot. This soup gets to cook inside of the pumpkin, giving it some amazing flavor,...

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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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Web Chef Review: Ontario Swan Gourds + Stands at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct14

Web Chef Review: Ontario Swan Gourds + Stands at Harvest Barn Country Markets

Lately, I have seen a number of unusual and gorgeous squash and gourds, but I am most impressed and amazed at Ontario Swan Gourds and these special display stands for them at Harvest Barn Country Markets. Mother nature never ceases to amaze me. Not only are most of them beautiful, but they are edible as well, enabling you to create healthy and delicious dishes. The lovely shades of green are pretty with the cream colored and beige...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Sugar Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct13

Web Chef Review: Ontario Sugar Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets

These sweet, little Ontario Sugar Pumpkins that came from Harvest Barn Country Markets are gorgeous specimens, plus can create a number of tasty Holiday dishes. Perfect for making pumpkin pies and pumpkin puree, because the flesh is more dense, is sweeter, the flavor is more intense and the flesh contains less water than larger, Halloween-type, jack-o-lantern pumpkins. Also, these pumpkins are much easier to handle & break down...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Fairytale Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct12

Web Chef Review: Ontario Fairytale Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets

This attractive, beautifully formed and rounded, lightly mottled, green and lightly brownish, buck-skinned colored pumpkin, is an Ontario Fairytale Pumpkin from Harvest Barn Country Markets. I simply could not resist bringing it home. My gorgeous, Ontario Fairytale Pumpkin specimen came from the Harvest Barn Country Market, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sometimes this lovely pumpkin is referred to as Musque de Provence, and is sometimes...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Butternut Squash at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct10

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

Feast your eyes on this amazing Ontario Butternut Squash at Harvest Barn Country Markets that I picked up. It is so perfectly formed, without blemish and you can tell it is fresh from the farm. The outside has good coloring, it’s smooth and the stem is still green, indicating how fresh it is. We are very fond of butternut squash at our house and I know this one will be delicious. Butternut squash can be roasted, baked, mashed,...

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How to Cook Pumpkin Puree + Video
Oct28

How to Cook Pumpkin Puree + Video

Many recipes during the Holiday season call for Pumpkin Puree, and we are going to make sure you have this recipe under your belt. Pumpkin puree can be used for various sweet & savory dishes throughout the colder months. Pies, breads & cakes, as well as soups, casseroles, stews & other side dishes. Now, you can go with store bought pie filling when you’re making your Holiday pumpkin pie, but this is one place you...

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie: National Pumpkin Day
Oct26

How to Make Pumpkin Pie: National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day is upon us, and if you have never made your own Pumpkin Pie from Scratch, you’re in for a treat of a recipe too. Technically, a pumpkin is part of the Winter squash group. Included in that family are acorn, pepper & others. We all know how delicious Pumpkin Pie is, and though tinned pumpkin puree is perfectly alright to create a good pie filling, making your own from fresh pumpkin is fantastic, and my...

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How to Clean a Pumpkin: Break Down & Disassemble + Video
Oct24

How to Clean a Pumpkin: Break Down & Disassemble + Video

If you haven’t used fresh pumpkin to cook before, it’s well worth the effort. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can have that pumpkin broken down and disassembled in no time. Reserve the seeds for roasting, and you’ll have a healthy, tasty snack too. You can use this pumpkin, now, to cook down for pumpkin pie filling, grill or roast chunks of flesh on the BBQ or in the oven.  Adding pumpkin to soups & stews...

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How to Roast Acorn Squash + Video
Oct24

How to Roast Acorn Squash + Video

Roasted Acorn Squash is a great addition to your Fall side dish repertoire. Kids should even like this recipe too, since we’ve kept it simple, but you can add brown sugar and more “pumpkin pie spices” to the squash to get a more desirous flavor for the children. How to Roast Acorn Squash: Golden fleshed squash ready for your table. Get out of the cold and into your kitchen! Type: Side Dish Recipe Serve with: butter...

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