What Ellen’s Lovin’
I love my red cast iron Dutch oven.
It was a gift from my mom and it’s one of my must have kitchen items. Almost everything can be made in it, from soup to stew, chili and sauce, it’s a staple in my kitchen. Watch me on Great Tastes of Manitoba make this classic French Onion soup.
What Tanya’s Lovin’
Pumpkin pie is my favorite link to fall.
The crisp, flakiness of the crust and the sweet spiciness of the filling evokes so many great memories of time spent with family. My Grandma would often make homemade pumpkin pie and the aroma of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg would fill her house. As a child, I barely had enough patience to wait for the pies to cool. I was always made to wait until the company arrived before I could cut a slice out of the fresh pies. Watching the knife slice through the flaky goodness of the crust was always my favorite part. Now with my own children, I re-create this memory baking my own pumpkin pie.
When I was introduced to Canola Eat Well’s recipe for pie crust using frozen canola oil, I made the switch and regularly have my pie and eat it too. Enjoy!
What Jenn’s Lovin’
Curiosity, Creativity & Creations
Trust me, we are all creative beings. You just might not call your expression of creativity by the same name as me or the next person and that’s perfectly ok. Maybe you write, take photos, cook, bake, garden, build things, paint or more!
The word crafting might make you cringe or it might make your heart sing (like mine!). Either way, when given the time and the space, we all have creativity within us just waiting to be gifted to the world.
Each year, I lead a group of curious Canola Connect Harvest Campers through the making of of a keepsake creation. We laugh, we talk, we share, we teach each other and we connect. Cultivating meaning and getting creative with curious folks is a magical space and one that feeds my soul. How do you express your creativity?
What Lynn’s Lovin’
How can you not love the new flavour darling of the month, pumpkin!
I know it is hard to believe, but there are few of you out there that do not like the sumptuous, earthy, sweet and rich taste of pumpkin that pairs perfectly well with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It is hard to believe but it is true….. I am sure not one of them!!!
Pumpkin is nutrient dense – low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A.
Give these two recipes chance…….. For those of you that adore pumpkin – you will love them! For those of you that may not be fans – I might just change your minds. Happy October!
Eat Well…Ellen, Tanya, Jenn & Lynn
In Celebration of National Cookbook Month
We want to share the love of Canadian Cookbook authors. Enter below for a chance to win one of 5 Canadian cookbook packages. Be sure to check us out on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see which amazing cookbook author we are featuring this week!
Draw dates are at midnight as follows:
Monday, Oct 15, 2018 – Mairlyn Smith’s The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook
Monday, Oct 22nd, 2018 – Claire Tansey’s Uncomplicated
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 – Matt Dean Pettit’s The Great Shellfish Cookbook and Ned Bell’s Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast