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“Anyone can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.” - Francois Minot

Regardless of the type of cuisine, the main dish should always be the plat de resistance, a soul-warming meal that will keep the bigger appetites circling for seconds. A well planned main course should be anticipated, and aim to satisfy and delight the diner. This is usually the heartiest or most filling dish of a meal, whether you are entertaining a crowd or making dinner for two.

 
Mme Benoit’s Tourtière
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Tourtière is a French Canadian meat pie which is traditionally served at Christmas. It may be made from pork, beef or a combination of meats sometimes including veal. Different regions in Quebec have their own traditional recipes. Some regions use game such as hare or duck rather than beef and pork. The pies should not have too much filling as they are just a part of the whole traditional Christmas dinner. It's usually served with tomato ketchup. This recipe is the creation of Mme Jehane Benoit, a famous Quebec cooking expert who received the Order of Canada.

Grandpa Chadwick's Lard Pie Crust
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Grandpa always made his pie with lard for the flakiest crust ever! It was always a treat to arrive every Sunday for his butter tarts and assorted pies. The crust would just melt in your mouth.

Recent Recipes - Main courses

Grilled Salmon with Pesto

Grilled Salmon with Pesto

The trick to grilling salmon is to buy skin-on salmon. The skin helps hold the fish together and prevents sticking. Remove the cooked salmon when it reaches 145°F/63°C. and let rest for 5 minutes.

Maple Sugar Ham

Maple Sugar Ham

Our local butcher, The Village Grocer makes the most amazing Maple Sugar Ham. It won the gold award in a ham making competition. It’s boneless and slow-roasted with maple syrup and brown sugar. Served with their famous Doreen’s Mustard Sauce, it makes a wonderful partnership.

Ham Sliders on Egg buns

Ham Sliders on Egg buns

Our local butcher, The Village Grocer makes the most amazing Maple Sugar Ham. It won the gold award in a ham making competition. It’s boneless and slow-roasted with maple syrup and brown sugar. Served with their famous Doreen’s Mustard Sauce, it makes a wonderful partnership, especially if sitting between a gorgeous egg bun.