What We’re Lovin’ for October

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What Ellen’s Lovin’

I love my red cast iron Dutch oven.

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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

Harvest Camp Craft‘The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity.’
~Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

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!


Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting & Ginger Snap Crumble|www.canolaeatwell.comI 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!

Harvest Salad with Grilled Pumpkin dressing and Toasted Hazelnut

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting and Ginger Snap Crumble


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

Thursday, Oct 18th, 2018 – Matt Basile & Kyla Zanardi’s Street Food Diaries and Brunch Life

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

Monday, Oct 29th, 2018 – Emily Richards’ Per la famiglia and The Best of Bridge: Weekday Suppers

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102 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin’ for October

  1. My favourite Canadian Cookbook is “The Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook” by the Canadian Home Economics Association. I grew up with this cookbook and have my mother’s copy.

    1. Love that one too! My great grandmother’s copy fell apart but I was fortunate enough to be given a copy that a friend found in their cottage when they bought it – it has many handwritten notes & recipes as well as recipes that Mrs. Overton tucked in it for safekeeping. Love the Matrimonial Cake (date square) recipe and the #231 Shortbread recipe is our families go to at Christmas.

  2. To be honest I don’t know which of my cookbooks are Canadian. I do know that I would love Lynn Crawford’s cookbook. I love watching her on the cooking shows.

  3. My great aunt gave me a cookbook when I was little from my grandmother’s home town in Saskatchewan. I love it as all the ladies of the town have included their favourite recipes and they are so yummy!

  4. My favourite Canadian cookbook is the local cookbook with recipes from people in our town and their homemade goodness!!

  5. My Mom got me the Five Roses Flour “A Guide to Good Cooking” I love it. It reminds me of my Mom every time I use it.

  6. My favourite Canadian Cookbook is Homegrown: Celebrating the Canadian Foods We Grow by The Canadian Home Economics Society, edited by Mairlyn Smith.

  7. My all time favorite cookbook is one done by a church ladies group, given to my mother 40 years ago, which I now have. She has written notes in the margins of the recipes that bring back dear memories of our time spent together in the kitchen.

  8. Jean Pare’s 150 Delicious Squares is a staple from my childhood.A lot of Christmas baking was done based on its recipes.

  9. I love Rose Murray’s A-Z Vegetable Cookbook. You can find it on Cloud Cookbooks via the Halifax Public Library website.

  10. I love the “Dutch Oven” Cookbook from Lunenburg Nova Scotia. Delicious local recipies that take me back to when I was younger.

  11. That’s a tough one: there are many great Canadian cookbooks. Picking one, I would say, The Messy Baker by Charmian Christie

  12. I have a cookbook from my grandmothers NB ladies auxiliary which are old fashioned favourites from the 70s, which I really enjoy.

  13. I have my Grandma’s original handwritten recipes, she was born in 1904 in England but lived most of her life here in Canada! Those are the best recipes, made with love. 🙂

  14. My favorite cookbook is one called “The Lake Dore Women’s Institute Of Canada.” It was given to me by my grandma when I got married, at my wedding shower and I have used too many times to remember.

  15. My favorite cookbook of all is called The Lake Dore Women’s Institute Of Canada”.It was given to me by my grandma for my wedding at my wedding shower and I have referred to it too many times to remember.

  16. My favourite Canadian Cookbook is Feast: Recipes And Stories From A Canadian Road Trip. Fun to read the stories and try the recipes from across Canada.

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