Through an informal Facebook survey, we asked readers to tell us about their farmhouse cuisine favourites and, oh boy, did you ever!
That was the fun part. Picking just three dishes from all the wonderful suggestions was nearly impossible, and it made us very hungry. From soups and stews to cobblers and cookies, what you told us confirmed what we already knew about farming families: They are a practical and resourceful lot.
The recipes that have become beloved classics are products of the seasons, the land and necessity. They are foods that fuel the body, buoy the spirit, and maintain a delicious connection to generations past and to homelands far away.
Keto, vegan, gluten-free these are not, but are they ever good!
Click each to see full recipe:
Farmhouse Cabbage Rolls
Makes about 15 rolls
Classic Beef Stew With Dumplings
Blueberry Peach Maple Upside Down Cake
Serves 6 to 8
From Hudson, Quebec, now living in Port Hope, Ontario, Signe is a restaurant chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories and creates delicious recipes for such publications as: LCBO’s Food & Drink, Manna Pro Hearty Homestead, The Harvest Commission, and Today’s Parent; she published her first book – Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden with 100 Recipes – in 2015. She studied Fine Art History and Humanities at the University of Toronto, and York University; she graduated with honours from OCAD University; she earned her Wine Specialist Certificate from George Brown College.