Stuart Liptay developed this recipe from a combination of others. For one-bottle canning, he says, “an asparagus cooking pot is just the right size and boils in no time flat.”
Enjoy Dawne McLean's recipe for oatmeal brown bread.
In this time when people are staying at home and cooking more, Connecting Albert County will share recipes from The Albert County Museum cookbook, Fiddleheads, Fricot & Frittata: A Hodgepodge of Atlantic Canadian Recipes. To get your own copy, order it from www.albertcountymuseum.com/giftshoponline/fiddleheads-fricot-frittata-a-hodgepodge-of-atlantic-canadian-recipes and pick it up from the Albert County Museum once it opens. Only $8 including tax for more than 200 recipes, as well as many stories about the people and foods of Atlantic Canada. Learn more about the cookbook at www.connectingalbertcounty.org/food-farming--fishing/fiddleheads-fricot-frittata-a-hodgepodge-of-atlantic-canadian-recipes-order-your-copy-now
“I am lucky enough to live by the Bay of Fundy and scallop season usually falls in August or my birthday month,” says Jennifer McKenzie. “As scallops are my favourite, they are the perfect birthday treat. If I am very lucky, I can sometimes get them straight off the boats as they come into the harbour. I like them pan-fried with butter in an old cast iron frying pan with all the flavours soaking up into them from the pan. I hope you enjoy them too!
“Scallops are best fresh, or second-best flash-frozen, and then thawed at room temperature just before cooking. Pat them dry with a towel before you cook them.”
One of my favourite dishes is spanakopita—phyllo turnovers filled with spinach and feta cheese. I like wild greens so I started replacing spinach with stinging nettles, and then adding dandelions, lamb’s quarters and mustard greens. The result is delicious and healthy. I later realized that the dish I thought I had ‘invented’ is actually a Greek dish called “hortapitta.” In Greek, “pitta” means pie, “spana” means spinach and “horta” refers to an assortment of wild greens.
The recipe is flexible and forgiving. Phyllo is easy to work with once you understand that it doesn’t really matter if it's wrinkled or even rips a bit. It will still taste and look great in the end.
“As I turned the faded pages of the recipe notebooks handwritten by my Grandmother Wright (née West), many memories came back to me of special meals together when our family would enjoy a specific cake or dessert made only for that occasion. It is so true that ‘heritage recipes’ connect you to your family and its traditions. Such is the recipe for the Christmas dessert known to our family as ‘Strawberry Sponge,’ passed down through the years from my great grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mother, and now to me and my siblings. It wouldn't be Christmas without a dish of Strawberry Sponge,” says Dawne (Wright) McLean.
Dawne adds that "if freshly picked strawberries were stewed with a bit of sugar, it would make fresh preserves and would be delicious for the sponge."
Check out the following recipes for Maple baked brie, Maple Scones, Maple baked beans, and Maple butter tarts!
For even more local maple recipes, order your copy of Fiddleheads, Fricot & Frittata: A Hodgepodge of Atlantic Canadian Recipes ($8) at www.albertcountymuseum.com/cookbook
Sourdough bread, anchovies, chocolate, cheese, Kosher dill pickles and yogurt… what do these all have in common? They are all products of lacto-fermentation.
Lacto-fermentation is a complicated word for a simple process: a way to preserve food by allowing it to ferment.
You can learn the art of lacto-fermentation on Sunday, September 24th from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape.
Jocelyne Gauvin’s Acadian Chicken Fricot (Approx. 10 servings)
To learn more and enjoy a bowl of soup, come out to the Fricot Lunch and Learn on Saturday, July 29th, at the Albert County Museum. Please pre-register by calling 734-2003 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food, Farming & Fishing
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
-Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
-Albert County Pharmacy
-Hon. Rob Moore, MP
-Albert County 175
-CBDC Westmorland Albert
-OMISTA Credit Union
-Albert County Chamber of Commerce
-Crooked Creek Convenience
-East Coast Kids Child Care & Learning Centre
-The Garden Guy (Micheal McBurnie)
-Village of Hillsborough
-Village of Riverside-Albert
-The Calvert Family (donation)
-Falcon Ridge Inn B&B
-Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
-Hillsborough Baptist Church
-Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
-Village of Alma
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