Radish Greens Soup

There’s something quaint and old fashioned about radishes –  you might find them in church basement sandwiches, adorning potato salad, or simply heaped in a dish. What you might not know, is that the greens are just as good, so don’t throw them away.  Radish greens are packed with vitamins and have a wonderful flavour…

Soupe aux Gourgane or Fava Bean Soup

This rich and filling bean and barley soup recipe is from the Saguenay / Lac St. Jean region of Quebec. Known in Quebec as soupe aux gourgane, the recipe was adapted from a recipe from Julian Armstrong’s Made in Quebec cookbook, a wonderful compendium of French-Canadian recipes. Ideally, you would make this in August when…

Traditional Quebec Pea Soup in the Slow Cooker

Who knew? The recipe for Traditional Quebec Pea Soup probably came across the ocean with Samuel de Champlain over 400 years ago. According to the Ottawa Chef Marc Miron who recently made this discovery, “When they came to Canada, they didn’t know what to expect so they loaded up their boats with dry beans, cured…

French Onion Soup à la Slow Cooker

The settlers in New France ate a lot of cabbage, turnip and onions, especially in hard times. In honour of Canada’s first pioneers, here’s the recipe for Slow Cooker French Onion Soup. This recipe takes about 20 hours in the slow cooker, so if you want to serve this for super, start by putting the onions in…