Recipes

Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Vegetables

Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Vegetables

These vegan lettuce wraps are a crowd pleaser, the recipe is easily doubled, and they are best served family style. The tofu absorbs all the sweet spicy flavour from the Hot Mango Preserve and the Morita+Espresso+Chopotle Hot Sauce adds a smoky spicy to the mixture creating a perfect balance of flavours alongside the salty soy sauce. The tofu filling is packed with vegetables and the crunch of quick pickled veggies, adds texture, and a bright acidity to round out the dish.

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Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake

Lemon Blueberry Tea Cake

This cake is the perfect balance of light and airy mixed with a hearty crumb, making it a perfect balance of textures. This batter is luscious and smooth, not overly heavy like most pound cakes. The glazing and frosting ensure that the cake stays moist for days and compliments the bright lemon flavor. The Blueberry Basil Preserve swirled through makes this cake so elegant and gives it the best of flavours, bright and slightly sweet. Every bite tastes like sunshine.  Makes 1 - 9 x 5 inch Loaf Ingredients: Cake 1 Lemon ¼ cup unsalted butter 2 Tbsp olive oil...

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Red & Green Shakshuka

Red & Green Shakshuka

This simple hearty and incredible delicious breakfast is the best way to begin a weekend. Perfectly poached eggs in tomato sauce, tastily mopped up with sourdough bread. Does it get any better? The Spicy Tomato Savoury Spread adds so much flavour and complexity to the tomato sauce in one simple addition. The sweetness balancing the additional acidity from the cherry tomatoes and bitterness from the greens. The bitter greens add a layer of texture and complexity to this dish, making it unique, extra healthy. Soon it will be a weekend tradition!

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Raspberry Habanero Bourbon Smash

Raspberry Habanero Bourbon Smash

This sweetly spiced bourbon cocktail is a delicious spring pairing, the Raspberry Habanero Preserve pulling together warmth and spice. Brightening wintery bourbon and with spicy habaneros, the sweet freshness of raspberry, lime and fresh herbs this cocktail is complex in flavour yet simple to create. All muddled together and shaken with ice, its perfect to enjoy on a sunny spring patio with a sweater on, while we dream of summer just around the corner.

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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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