The Kitchen Frau

Fresh garden ingredients, whole foods, alternative grains, and always room for sauerkraut! Canadian food blogger.

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Strawberry Milk, and a Peek at the Early Summer Garden
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Cool, creamy, and lusciously fruity, this refreshing strawberry milk is just the thing for the hot days of summer! Like that pink milk you remember from childhood, but a hundred times better. Whip it up in no time and have … Continue reading → The post Strawberry Milk, and a Peek at t...
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Pan Fried Morel Mushrooms – a Gourmet Snack
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Turn your precious find of fresh wild mushrooms into a wonderful little snack. When tossed in seasoned flour and sautéed in sizzling butter, these pan fried morels become crispy and chewy – a special culinary delight to savour and enjoy … Continue reading → The post Pan Fried Mo...
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Chakalaka & Pap: A Taste of Lesotho
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Chakalaka is not only fun to say, it’s a deliciously savoury comfort food from the small African country of Lesotho. The dish is loaded with gently stewed vegetables and beans, cooked with tasty aromatics and lightly seasoned with curry. Serve … Continue reading → The post Chaka...
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Fiddleheads with Creamy Butter Sauce
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A steaming plate of emerald green fiddleheads is a special gourmet treat available for only a few short weeks every spring. Serve these tender fern shoots with a lusciously creamy wine-spiked butter sauce for a stunning side dish – a … Continue reading → The post Fiddleheads wit...
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Spruce Tip Syrup – 2 Ways
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If you’ve got a chance to gather the edible new-growth tips of spruce trees near you, you can make up a batch of unique spruce tip syrup. It’s bright and citrusy – a forager’s delight. Make a lusciously intense raw … Continue reading → The post Spruce Tip Syrup...
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German Crustless Apple Pie – Creamy & Loaded with Apples
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Love apple pie but hate making the crust? Then this creamy, fresh, loaded-with-apples pie is for you! The apples are the star of the show in this crustless apple pie; they’re tender but with just enough texture to hold their … Continue reading → The post German Crustless Apple P...
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Kung Pao Chicken: A Taste of China
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You can enjoy this favourite restaurant dish at home. Chinese Kung Pao Chicken is quick and easy to make – a real treat for a weeknight dinner. Spicy, tangy, salty, and slightly sweet, it packs an umami punch of flavour. … Continue reading → The post Kung Pao Chicken: A Taste of...
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Warm Brussels Sprout Salad
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Warm Brussels Sprout Salad is my new favourite! Sweet, bright, tender-crisp little leaves of this tiny vegetable, quickly steam-sautéed and napped in a light, tangy/creamy dressing make for a delightful side dish to any type of meal. A surprisingly tasty … Continue reading → The post ...
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Snap Pea & Radish Salad – Hints of Spring!
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This bright, crispy Snap Pea & Radish salad is a foretaste of spring. Sugar sweet peas and zippy little radishes make for a fresh and colourful salad combination, kissed with a fresh and very slightly cream dressing with tangy lemon … Continue reading → The post Snap Pea & Ra...
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Torta de Fiambre (Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches): Taste of Uruguay
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The Torta de Fiambre is an amazingly easy and delicious baked sandwich popular in Uruguay. It’s ready to pop into the oven in 5 minutes, and makes a wonderful portable sandwich to pack for picnics and hikes, to serve for … Continue reading → The post Torta de Fiambre (Baked Ham ...
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