Recipes

Morita Braised Beef Brisket

Morita Braised Beef Brisket

Cozy, slow-cooker meals, that are easy to put together in the morning and enjoy for dinner are a staple in my house as the winter weather sets in. Typically, this brisket is perfectly timed for a hearty Sunday lunch. Put the brisket in the slow-cooker Saturday evening, shred and toss with sauce Sunday morning and tuck in around noon. The Chipotle + Espresso + Morita Hot Sauce adds so much character to the meat, reminiscent of a truly smoked brisket! The peach and pepper spread adds a sweet heat to the sauce, which in our house is much preferred to...

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Cranberry Galette

Cranberry Galette

As much as apple pie will probably always be the fan favourite, cranberry sauce is the showstopper on the holiday table. This galette is all the best parts of apple pie and all the best parts of cranberry sauce rolled into one. Tart and tangy from the overabundance cranberries mixed with orange zest, the Cranberry, Sour Cherry & Port Preserve pulls it all together making every bite as good as the last. Don’t be worried about how high the cranberries are piled on the pastry, they cook down into a jammy consistency held together by the preserve, just be sure...

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Apple and Rhubarb Stuffed Pork Loin

Apple and Rhubarb Stuffed Pork Loin

Elegant enough for a celebratory meal and simple enough or a weekend dinner, this pork roast is a family favourite. The stuffing keeps for a few days in the fridge, making it even easier to assemble and have an amazing roast on the table. Making it can also be family activity, to having little hands help tie up the twine and spread the stuffing evenly over the loin. The more helping hands, the tastier the outcome and joy around the table.

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Cherry Tomato & Cheddar Savoury Bread Pudding

Cherry Tomato & Cheddar Savoury Bread Pudding

Cheesy and all kinds of delicious, this hearty comfort food is perfect to accompany a family movie night, enjoy alongside the Morita Braised Beef Brisket, and is always a favourite for Saturday brunch. Using the Spicy Tomato Spread in the egg mixture along with the Charcuterie Mustard makes the most delicious mix to soak into the bread, leaving pops of mustard seeds throughout. Ensuring that the pudding is at room temperature before placing in the oven is essential, or the cooking time will be longer, especially if baked in a pan that holds the heat and/or cold. If using ceramic...

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Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Raspberry Hot Chocolate

There is nothing quite as comforting as whipping together a fresh cup of homemade hot chocolate. Simple ingredients, combined with the Raspberry Rose Preserve, makes this hot chocolate decadent. Whisk while you add the hot water and you’ll create a lovely froth on the top, the raspberry adds character and the rose is present on the nose, while creating a subtle surprise to the taste. Make and enjoy often.

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Cauliflower Chowder

Cauliflower Chowder

This smooth and creamy chowder packed with deliciously roasted vegetables is as simple as can be. The Onion Thyme Spread asks as the base for the soup making an incredibly delicious vegetable stock, preventing the need for any additional bouillon or stock to be added, the richness and complexity of the Onion Thyme Spread is the center of the show. That mixed with the sweetness of creamy coconut milk, a splash of tart lemon and unmistakeable flavour of roasted garlic, every bite shares a different aspect of this soup. It’s a warm cozy hug in a bowl. 

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Apple Moonshine Smash

Apple Moonshine Smash

The inspiration for this came from the sweet apple cider pressed by many of our Island farmers right now. This is a well-balanced cocktail that will leave you feeling a little warm and cozy. If you don’t have access to the apple pie moonshine, a good quality bourbon works well.

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Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad with Tangy Cranberry Lemon Dressing

Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad with Tangy Cranberry Lemon Dressing

I usually make a version of this salad for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a fresh and healthy side to the sometimes rich holiday meals.

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Double Candied Jalapeño & Cheese Cornbread

Double Candied Jalapeño & Cheese Cornbread

This cornbread is my favourite to serve alongside a hearty soup or chili on a crisp fall day. Be warned this makes a BIG loaf, so you may want to cut this in half if you are not feeding a crowd.

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Whipped Feta & Jalapeño Dip

Whipped Feta & Jalapeño Dip

Salty feta and sweet jalapeños are one of my favourite pairings. So naturally, I wanted to try them together in dip form. This is the perfect addition to a Mediterranean grazing meal. Just add some toasted pita, fresh veggies and dolmades.

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Salt Spring Kitchen Special Burger Sauce

Salt Spring Kitchen Special Burger Sauce

This better than Triple O Burger Sauce is spicy, cream, and all things delicious. Keep a jar in the fridge all summer and use always.

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Mezcal Caesar

Mezcal Caesar

This smokey version is made with Mezcal and our Morita + Espresso + Chipotle hot sauce.

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