CHC AGM 2015

Representatives from HMGA attended the Canadian Horticultural Council’s Annual General Meeting in Quebec City on March 10-12. The participants...

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AGM 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting was held on March 2nd at the Bradford and District Community Centre. It was...

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Shepherd’s Pie with Garlic Mash

1lbpotatoesyellow fleshed, peeled and chopped6clovesgarlic1cankidney beanswhite, drained and rinsed1/2cupmilkskim, warmed1tspcanola oil1onionchopped1carrotchopped1stalkcelerychopped1pkgturkeylean, ground1tspthymedried, leaves1/4tsppepperfresh ground2tbspflourall purpose2cupsbeef brothsodium reduced1tbsptomato paste2tspWorcestershire sauce2bay...

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Cream of Carrot with Brie & Nuts

1 tbspbutter1onion, chopped2cloves garlic, chopped6 cupscarrots, peeled and diced3 cupschicken or vegetable broth, no salt added1 cupmilkSalt and freshly ground pepper3 ozBrie, cut into small wedges1 tbsphoney2 tbsproasted nuts, your choice 1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat and cook vegetables for 5 minutes.2. Add broth, milk, salt and pepper.3. Bring

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Carrot Maple Cheesecake

Crust1 1/3 cup shortbread cookie crumbs (12 cookies)¼ cup melted butter Combine ingredients; mix well. Press into 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 10 minutes. Filling2 cups shredded carrots (3 to 4)3 pkg. (250 g each) lightorregular cream cheese, room temp1/3 cup granulated sugar1/3 cup maple syrup3 eggs Simmer shredded carrots

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Canadian Fish Chowder

2oz. butter1 medium carrot, sliced1 onion, finely diced1 celery stalk, finely diced12 mussels12 oysters8oz. white fish8oz. shrimp2tbsp brandy Sauce4oz. butter1/2 cup flour1tsp salt4 cups milk1/4 cup tomato puree1/2 cup white wine1tsp prepared mustard1 container (9oz./ 270mL) cream1/4 cup chopped parsleycayenne pepper to tastelemon juice to taste Melt the butter in a deep pan. Add

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Braised Beef and Vegetable Stew

2 lb lean stew beef or bison2 medium onions, diced3 cups chopped carrots, about 6 carrots total2 cups cubed rutabaga, about 1 x 2-inch cubesorparsnips, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced1 tbsp canola oil1 tsp dried thyme leaves1/2 tsp cracked black pepper1/2 tsp dried tarragon leaves1 tsp dried summer savoryorsage1/4 cup whole-wheat flour1 can (10 oz

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Italian Baked Beans

2tbsp canola oil2 medium carrots, peeled and diced2 stalks celery, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1 onion, finely chopped1 green pepper, finely chopped1 can (28oz./ 798mL) diced tomatoes1 can (5 1/2oz./ 156mL) tomato paste plus one can water1tsp each: dried basil, oregano and granulated sugarpinch hot pepper flakes1/2tsp salt1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided4 cups white

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Carrot Cake Mix in a Jar

Carrot Cake mix:2 cups granulated white sugar½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts3 cups all-purpose white flour½ teaspoon salt2 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoon baking powder1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1. Layer ingredients in 1-quart Mason jar with tight fitting lid or 1-quart non-zip locking storage bag or food storage bag shaped into a

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Carrot Maple Cheesecake

Crust1 1/3 cups shortbread cookie crumbs (12 cookies)1/4 cup melted butterFilling2 cups shredded carrots (3 to 4)3 pkg. lightorregular cream cheese, at room temperature1/3 cup granulated sugar1/3 cup maple syrup3 eggsOptional Garnish1/4 cup water1/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 cupshredded carrots Crust1.Combine ingredients; mix well. Press into 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan.2.Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C)

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Turkey Barley Stew

2 tbsp vegetable oil2 onions, chopped2/3 cup pearlorpot barley2 cloves garlic, minced2eachcarrots and parsnips, sliced1-1/2 cups cubed, peeled rutabaga2-1/2 cups sodium-reduced chickenorturkey broth1 can diced tomatoes, undrained1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley1 tspeachdried thyme leaves and Worcestershire sauce1/2 tsp dried basil leavesSalt and pepper2 cups coarsely cubed cooked turkey1-1/2 cups freshorfrozen green peas6 crusty rolls

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Marsh Mucker’s Slaw

This recipe is fromCarronFarms. 4 1/2 cups cabbage, red or green, fresh, shredded1 cup carrots, fresh, grated1 1/4 cup Honey Poppy seed dressing (see recipe below)1 cup apple or pear, cored, diced 1/4″ Combine vegetables and fruit, top with dressing. Refrigerate if not using immediately. Honey Poppy seed Dressing1/3 cup cider vinegar1/4 cup honey1

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Greens & Rosemary Chowder

2 tbsp(30 mL)butter1 cup(250 mL)onion, diced1 cup(250 mL)leek, diced1 cup(250 mL)celery, diced1 cup(250 mL)carrots, diced1 1/2 tsp(7.5 mL)dried rosemary3 tbsp(45 mL)all-purpose flour6 cups(1.5 L) milk, heated2 cups(500 mL)broccoli, diced3 cups(750 mL)baby spinach1/2 cup(125 mL) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded1/2 cup(125 mL)Cheddar cheese, shreddedSalt and pepper, to taste 1. In a heavy pot, meltbutterover medium heat.

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Broccoli, Kale and Lentil Soup

1 tbspbutter1mediumonion, chopped3cloves garlic, minced1/8 tsphot pepper flakes or smoked paprikaSalt and pepper1/3 cupdriedred lentils, rinsed2 1/2 cupslow-sodiumvegetable or chicken broth4 cupschoppedbroccoli (stems and florets separated)4 cupschopped packed trimmedkale2 cupsheatedmilk2 tbspfreshly squeezed lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1. In a pot, melt butter over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic, hot pepper flakes and

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Crispy-Topped Vegetable Casserole

2 cupscarrots, chopped2 cupscauliflower, chopped2 cupsbroccoli, chopped3 tbspbutter1smallonion, chopped2 tbspall-purpose flourA pinch ofsaltPepper, to taste1 cup milk6 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes2/3 cupfresh bread crumbs2 tbspgratedCanadian Parmesan cheese 1.Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Butter an 8-cup (2 L) shallow baking dish.2. Place carrots in a large saucepan; add water to cover

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Ontario Chinese Vegetables Roll-Ups

3 cups (750 mL) finely shredded green cabbage1 1/2 cups (375 mL) each finely shredded Chinese (Napa) cabbage and bok choy1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each grated carrots and sliced mushrooms1-1/2 cups (375 mL) bean sprouts2 tbsp (25 mL) each soy sauce and rice wine or dry sherry2 tsp (10 mL) each sesame oil and

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Beet Chips with Lime Salt

4 cups (1 L) vegetable oil, for deep frying8 medium beets, peeled and thinly slicedLime salt to taste (see recipe below) 1. Pour vegetable oil into a sauté pan. Using a candy thermometer to check temperature, heat oil to 325°F (160°C).2. Add the beet slices in small batches. Fry slices about 2 to 3

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Ontario Winter Vegetable Soup

1 onion, chopped2 carrots, peeled and diced2 beets, peeled and diced2 cloves garlic, minced5 cups (1.25 L) vegetable or chicken broth8 medium parsnips, peeled and diced3 cups (750 mL) chopped green cabbage1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried marjoram leaves1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme leavesSalt and pepper2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley In large

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Ontario Borscht

2 tbsp (25 mL) butter6 beets, peeled and shredded4 leeks, chopped2 cups (500 mL) sliced mushrooms2 carrots, shredded2 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, chopped1 white turnip, peeled and shredded1 stalk celery, chopped1 potato, peeled and chopped2 bay leaves7 cups (1.75 L) beeforvegetable broth2 tbsp (25 mL) tomato paste2 cups (500 mL) shredded cabbage1 can (19

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