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Harrowsmith’s line-up for all your fall-fair favourites

Harrowsmith’s line-up for all your fall-fair favourites

Mini Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts It’s impossible to visit a fall fair without falling prey to the seductively sweet, sugary smell of mini-doughnuts. If you foolishly convinced yourself that they were a once-a-year treat, surprise! You can easily make them at home,...

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Not all day lilies are edible!!! If you know what to hunt for, day lilies are quite diverse in the kitchen! Day lily jam is a fun and easy recipe—its sweet yet perfumed flavour is perfect for breakfast and pastries. This recipe requires two steps: One to make the...

Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion Pesto

Contrary to popular belief, the front yard variety of dandelion is completely edible, from the flower down to the root. Before harvesting dandelions, ensure that no chemicals have been sprayed in the area. Known as a bitter green, dandelion leaves happen to be perfect...

Wild Asparagus, Wild Mint and Wild Sumac Salad

Wild Asparagus, Wild Mint and Wild Sumac Salad

Though one might have heard of poison sumac, it would be difficult to confuse it with the edible kind: the poison variety is a vine with white berries; the edible variety is a conical red fruit that grows on trees. Sumac is widely available and underused, making it a...

Fiddlehead Tart

Fiddlehead Tart

Fiddleheads are coiled ferns that are only edible before they are open. They are foraged in the spring and seen in grocery stores until the early part of the summer, but they’re best eaten at the beginning of the season. Fiddleheads are mainly eaten one way: sautéed...

Carrot Cake Marmalade

Carrot Cake Marmalade

Ingredients 700 g carrots (about 6 large)1 tbsp + 2 cups granulated sugar1/2 cup lemon juice (from 2 lemons)2 tsp zest (from 1 lemon)1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp ground ginger Method Peel carrots and set aside half of 1 carrot (about 75 g). Slice the remaining carrots into...

Green Onion and Red Wine Jam

Green Onion and Red Wine Jam

This jam can also be spread on a sandwich in place of a honey-Dijon mustard. Ingredients 5 small shallots, sliced4 cups finely sliced green onions (about 18 to 20), white and light green parts separated from dark green parts1/2 tsp kosher salt1/4 tsp pepper1 1/4 cup...

Wrapped Brie with Jam and Pecans

Wrapped Brie with Jam and Pecans

This is a lovely gift to give because it’s so delicious but also creative. Any jam will work in the recipe, and we recommend using anything you have on hand or half-used in the fridge. We are partial to marmalade, as it’s just the right acidity to serve with cheese....

Spiced Granola Nuts

Spiced Granola Nuts

These are so fantastic as a snack or with cocktails before dinner or a party, but more importantly they are perfect as a gift. You can make them weeks in advance, as they keep for about two months. Ingredients 1 cup oats3 tsp kosher salt or 2 1/2 tsp table salt7 tbsp...

Orange Liqueur Balls

Orange Liqueur Balls

This is our take on the classic rum ball, which seems to have all but disappeared over the years. The use of orange liqueur is really part of a trend toward using what you have on hand. Most flavoured liqueurs will do. Also, although making chocolate wafers is more...

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