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Families are invited to bake savoury pizza swirl buns with Emily Richards, a cookbook author and home economist.

Canola Eat Well to host free virtual ‘bake-along’

Home economist Emily Richards will demo savoury pizza swirl bun recipe

Canola Eat Well is offering a free, virtual ‘bake along’ cooking course on Sunday, March 21. Emily Richards, a professional home economist, Canada food guide contributor and cookbook author will demonstrate how to bake savoury pizza swirl or asiago garlic buns. The class will celebrate Nutrition Month and Canadian canola. Baking with canola oil gives

Trevor Lui is a restauranteur and author of,

Free virtual cooking class with Trevor Lui

The chef and restauranteur will demonstrate how to cook a favourite family stir fry

Chef Trevor Lui will host a free virtual cooking class Sunday, Feb. 21 to celebrate Canadian Agriculture Day. “Cook along with culinary expert Trevor Lui as he shares tips on how to make a delicious stir-fry, tells stories from the restaurant days of his youth where he learned from master wok chefs, and leave feeling


(Photo courtesy Canada Beef Inc.)

Beef demand soars as consumers ‘aggressively’ stock up

Surge in sales accompanied by a jump in people looking online for recipes

Canada’s beef demand has been strong during the pandemic. “Unlike previous disease outbreak issues, COVID-19 has not been about food safety or consumer confidence or issues with food products,” Canada Beef president Michael Young said during a recent online town hall. “Beef demand at retail is up 50 to 70 per cent. Consumers have aggressively

Manitoba Flavours: Discover your favourite apple

Manitoba Flavours: Discover your favourite apple

From local choices to commercial favourites, plus an Apple and Cranberry Cobbler recipe

If I had to choose a favourite fruit, I wouldn’t hesitate to say apples. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t enjoy an apple in one form or another. But if I had to choose a favourite type of apple, I’d have a much harder time selecting just one. I love that apples come

Host Dez Daniels, Susan Riese (Manitoba Pork), and Aaron Alblas (Manitoba Liquor Mart).

Television show serves up 30 years of ‘Great Tastes’

Manitoba’s longest-running local show highlights farming families, relatable dishes in its 30th season

Early this month, Manitoba’s longest-running local cooking show began its 30th season. “Great Tastes of Manitoba” began when a committee of representatives from various producer boards and associations conceptualized it in the spring of 1990. The first show went to air in November of 1990, and it has been on the air ever since. Thirty


Manitoba Flavours: Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger

Manitoba Flavours: Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger

Plus, Carrot and Turnip Casserole

Pomegranate Feta Turkey Burger Patties 6 oz. block feta cheese 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb ground turkey 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 tsp dried thyme Sauce 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 2 tsp cornstarch 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced 4 cardamom pods (optional) 2 tsp sugar 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Manitoba Flavours: Irish Pork Stew

Manitoba Flavours: Irish Pork Stew

Plus, Velvety Bean Bread

Irish Pork Stew Ingredients 1/3 c. / 80 ml all-purpose flour 1 tsp. / 5 ml salt 1/4 tsp. / 1 ml ground black pepper 2 lbs. / 1 kg pork stewing cubes, well trimmed 1 tbsp. / 15 ml canola oil 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. /

Grilled margarita pork chops.

Manitoba Flavours: Grilled Margarita Chops

Plus, Chicken Salad Chapala and a Honey-Cumin Vinaigrette

Grilled Margarita Chops Ingredients 4 pork rib chops, bone-in, about 1-1/2 inch Juice of 2 limes 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. EACH garlic powder, dried oregano leaves and ground cumin 1/2 tsp. EACH coarse salt and chipotle chili powder 3 tbsp. tequila 2 tbsp. canola oilChopped fresh cilantro and wedges of lime for garnish


Manitoba Flavours: Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Manitoba Flavours: Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Plus, Broccoli and Cheddar White Bean Spread

Easy Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 1 tbsp. (15 ml) canola oil 1 c. (250 ml) chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. (0.5 kg) lean ground pork 1 10-oz. (284-ml) can sodium-reduced beef broth 2 tbsp. (30 ml) tomato paste 2 tbsp. (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. (5 ml) chopped fresh thyme

Manitoba Flavours: One-Pan Chicken Dijon

Manitoba Flavours: One-Pan Chicken Dijon

Plus, BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

One Pan Chicken Dijon Ingredients 2 tbsp. canola or olive oil 8 medium chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs.) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 small finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. dried basil 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard (or grainy Dijon