Roasted potato salad is a marriage of potato salad and baked potatoes. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Delicious food is a great way to recognize Father’s Day

As Father’s Day approaches, the old saying, “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” comes to mind. Preparing delicious food is a great way to show appreciation to those special people in your life. Let’s prepare a menu that will warm their hearts and satisfy their stomachs. Roasted potato salad A delicious […] Read more

Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts and is equivalent in fat to skinless chicken breasts. Pork pairs well with berries such as these haskaps. | Sarah Galvin photo

Cooks have many options when preparing pork at home

Here are a few fun facts about pork. It is the world’s most widely consumed meat. So many cultures eat pork, including tacos in Mexico, souvlaki in Greece, salami and porchetta in Italy, jamon Iberico in Spain, satays in Indonesia, tourtiere in Canada and stir-fries in China. Each market hog represents 371 servings of pork. […] Read more

These chilaquiles may not be totally traditional, but they are tasty and easy to make. A cast iron skillet is your best friend when roughing it — perfect for breakfast. | Sarah Galvin photo

Great outdoors not the same without campfire cooking

We are more than ready for relaxing outdoors this summer. Canadians are fortunate to have wide open spaces to safely spend a pandemic summer. With luck, this will be our last pandemic summer for some time. Starry nights, campfires, sleeping out and nature walks are calling. Complement this with nice food and we are happy […] Read more

Jackie Kellington puts two recipes in one dish to give more variety for her field meals. A large noodle acts as a divider in the middle of the pan. | Jackie Kellington photo

Readers share more tips on best ways to cook for a crew

Feeding a hungry crew who are working in the field takes imagination, ingenuity and determination to provide a variety of nutritious meals and snacks. TEAM Resources recently held a contest looking for readers’ ideas on how to keep a crew fed. Here are more of their entries. Erika Altwasser of Yellow Grass, Sask., shared that […] Read more

These “fall off the bone ribs” are cooked individually so the recipe can easily be sized down for serving one or two or increased for a larger group. Ribs could be an option for a send-to-the-field packed lunch. | Betty Ann Deobald photo

Readers suggest recipes for feeding one, two or a crew

Our readers have shared many interesting recipes and helpful ideas for our Cooking for a Crew or One or Two Contest. Thank you for your enthusiastic response. The winner of our cookbook draw was Linda Lusk from Viking, Alta., who shared her seafood lasagna recipe. The basic recipe will feed six to eight but it […] Read more

A bird bath will be used by non-feeder species, such as ruby-crowned kinglets, as a source of drinking water. | Annie McLeod photo

Backyard bird feeding becomes welcome COVID respite

During the past year, working from home, home schooling and social isolation have all provided the time, reason and opportunity for watching and identifying the birds that visit and inhabit our yards, gardens and neighbourhoods. For those working from home, getting away from the phone and computer to gaze out the window or sit on […] Read more

Children can make these delicious yogurt parfaits and serve them to Mom. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Special recipes help make Mother’s Day complete

As a child, I loved giving my mom handmade gifts I had made at school and carefully brought home to present on Sunday morning for Mother’s Day. I was lucky enough to grow up with two grandmothers and a great grandmother nearby and I have some precious memories. I once collected what we call “stink […] Read more

Serve this Mediterranean bean salad with a hearty whole grain bread for a complete protein meal. | Betty Ann Deobald photo

Complementary combinations create complete protein

The combination of wheat or rice with beans or lentils is referred to as complementary because they create a nutritionally complete protein. To explain this, consider that proteins are an essential part of every cell, tissue and fluid in our bodies. Proteins are made from amino acids, which can be thought of as building blocks. […] Read more

Fresh honey on sourdough toast is such a nostalgic delight. Don’t forget the cheese and some hot tea for the full experience. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Bread and batter: satisfying food trend worth revisiting

Spring can remind us of fresh starts. That might mean reintroducing things that have been put on a back burner. For example, being home more has allowed us more time to plan and prepare our food. Many of us have dug out old recipes and old appliances and revamped expired trends that deserve a second […] Read more