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Blueberry Pie

This was a quick and easy recipe, that is delicious!

Blueberry Pie
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6 servings
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Quickest and easiest using a frozen pie crust, but would probably be even better using your favourite pie dough recipe from scratch!
Ingredients

  • 1 9" frozen deep dish pie crust
  • Filling
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Topping
  • 1 small carton of whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon double bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Bake pie shell according to directions, and let cool while making the filling.
  2. Add 2 cups blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 cup water to saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, stirring occasionally until the berries burst.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Make a slurry of the 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water, and stir into sauce pan.
  6. Add remaining 2 cups of blueberries, folding into the thickened mixture.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Combine topping ingredients into a frozen mixing bowl, and whip until stiff peaks form.

 

Spice Blends

Rather than buying Italian Seasoning, Seasoning Salt, or Taco Seasoning, I like to make my own blends – that way I know what’s in them, and their flavours are more consistent.  I store the blends in various sized mason jars – using larger jars for the blends I go through fastest.

Seasoning Salt
 
Recipe type: spice blends
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Ingredients
  • 8 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ tbps onion powder
  • 3 tbsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to your mortar, and grind to an even consistency - fairly fine.

Italian Seasoning
 
Recipe type: spice blends
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup dried basil
  • 4 tbsp dried thyme
  • 4 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 4 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried sage
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
Instructions
  1. put all ingredients into mortar and grind till you reach desired consistency

Taco Seasoning
 
Recipe type: spice blends
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Ingredients
  • 4tbsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 5 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. blend all ingredients together in mortar and pestle. I use 2-3 tbsp. of this blend per pound of ground beef when I'm making tacos.

Cajun Seasoning
 
Recipe type: spice blends
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Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2-3 teaspoons of salt (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight container

 

Tasty Tartar Sauce

Tasty Tartar Sauce
 
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A quick and easy, and most importantly, tasty tartar sauce.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp seedy mustard
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 3 mini gerkin pickles, finely diced
  • 1 green onion - trimmed then finely sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together well, and serve. Store in refrigerator.

 

Tasty Scotch & Coffee combo!

I came across an article, Four Smooth, Boozy, Coffee-spiked Cocktails, and made up a Talisman. I didn’t follow the instructions exactly (I added ice to the shaker, and some bitters).  My resulting cocktail looked very appetizing – kind of a cross between a Guinness and a creamy latte with a nice foamy head 🙂

The taste was delicious! Creamy, and a touch of heat, almost like a mexican hot chocolate 🙂

Talisman

  • 1.5 oz scotch
  • .5 oz Drambuie
  • .75 oz agave syrup
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Freshly brewed shot of espresso
    Couple dashes of Xocolatl bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker half-filled with ice, and shake well for 20-30 seconds.
Pour into a chilled coupe glass, and enjoy!

You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Sipped These 6 Must-Try Cocktails in Central Edmonton!

Will definitely have to add these to my list 🙂

  1. Bar Bricco – The Negroni Sbagliato (the Mistaken Negroni)
    Campari, Cocchi Rosso Vermouth, Ruggeri Giall’Oro Prosecco, orange
  2. Woodwork – Woodwork House Sour
    Buffalo Trace Bourbon, lemon, egg white, lapsang-honey cordial, 151 Flambé
  3. Three Boars – The Brew-vardier
    Bouron, Campari, Vermouth, Farrow’s Cold Brew Coffee
  4. North 53 – Smoke and Oak Fashioned
    Oaken Gin, smoked maple syrup, orange oil, bitters
  5. Rostizado – No Su Pepita
    Mezcal, Tequila Blanco, Amaro, strawberry shrub, fresh grapefruit juice, smoked black salt, chile oil
  6. Have Mercy – Have Mercy Old Fashioned
    Buffalo Trace Bourbon, honey-cherry syrup, Angostura bitters, orange bitters

The Proctor Team’s picks for six sip-worthy cocktails in Central Edmonton.

Source: You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Sipped These 6 Must-Try Cocktails in Central Edmonton!