The Bloody Ceasar/ Sunsets on Gabriola Island

Two summers ago,  I finally gathered my courage and tried a Bloody Ceasar.  I am Canadian and The Bloody Ceasar is arguably the most Canadian of cocktails.  It is ubiquitous in Canada, but I’ve never seen it offered on a menu in the USA (and I’ve lived in the United States for over 30 years)….

Aunt Claire’s Tourtière (with a gluten-free crust)

Last Christmas, my cousin Tanya gave me her mother’s recipe for tourtière.   This recipe is neck and neck with my gluten-free butter tarts for the title of most Canadian post on this blog.   It is a simple, delicious and it would work well with whatever meat is good in your region.  I used…

Butter Tarts for Boxing Day (Gluten-Free)

I have always thought of the butter tart as the finest example of Canadian cuisine.  You can get butter tarts everywhere in Canada from the gas station convenience store to a fancy bakery.  I have never encountered a butter tart anywhere outside of Canada, not even on the border states.  Not even in Maine, which…

Sweet and Sour Honey Pickled Beets

I think of pickled beets as being very Canadian.   I moved to the States when I was 9 years old, and I can remember being REALLY  excited about eating home-made pickled beets when we came back to Canada to visit family.  In my family, if you are having guests or extended family for dinner…