Preserving: Our Canadian Food Tradition- The Canadian Food Experience Project



The theme for The Canadian Food Experience Project this month is:
  • Preserving: Our Canadian Food Tradition
Growing up on the farm my parents had a vegetable garden. We would keep carrots and potatoes in a cool place for the winter and my mom liked to make applesauce for the freezer. She also made Ketchup aux Fruits, which is fresh tomatoes, apples, onions and spices and we had jars to last us couple months in the winter. I still make this ketchup once in a while and like to eat it with Shepherd's pie. She also made beets and still does every year. She likes to give us couple jars in the fall.

We did not preserve anything else on the farm but one of my grandmother did many different kind of jams and I had always admired her cupboards when I was visiting her. 

Eventually I might do more preserving in the future. What do you like to preserve?








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  1. Mouthwatering! This ketchup looks wonderful and so dose the dish.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. i have pretty much given up canning over the years, but i would love a dollop of this with shepherds pie.

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  3. Do you have a recipe to share with us? This looks yummy?
    :)
    V

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    1. My mom only shared one recipe, which was the Ketchup aux Fruits. No other recipe from my regions.

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  4. Lately, I've gotten interested in lacto-fermentation. I've been making cucumber and okra pickles. The ketchup aux fruits sounds lovely!

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    1. Your cucumber and okra pickles must be delicious!

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  5. Ah!
    I did see this, Helene - apologies - just didn't get the information from you... but have it now. Can you please share the recipe with me? Even privately? I would LOVE to try this!
    :)
    Valerie

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