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Kid’s Potato Latkes

EAT, holidays, snacks By September 26, 2011 Tags: , , , , No Comments

A traditional Hanukkah treat, potato latkes needn’t be reserved for the holidays.  A fantastic source of protein, they can be served with apple sauce or sour cream and are a perfect size for tiny toddler hands.  To reduce fat and calories, the latkes can also be baked in a 400 degree oven.

Ingredients:

8 to 10 medium russet potatoes
1 large brown onion
2 rounded tablespoons jarred minced garlic
4 eggs
1 cup matzo meal
1/2 cup canola oil
coarse kosher salt

Peel and quarter the potatoes and onions.  Pulse in 2 batches in a food processor until the potatoes and onions are finely minced. Add 1 rounded tablespoon of minced garlic and 2 eggs and pulse again. Add half the matzo meal and pulse once more. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and start a second batch using the same steps. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet. When oil is hot ladle 1/3 cup sized portions (or smaller for tiny hands!) into the oil and cook until golden brown on the bottom. Once the bottom side is brown use a fork to gently flip over the latke.  When both sides are golden brown, lift the latkes from the pan with a slotted spatula and place on a paper towel to drain. Repeat the process with the remaining batter. Add more oil if necessary. When ready to eat, sprinkle the top of each latke with coarse kosher salt (to taste) and serve with a dollop of apple sauce. Makes 12 to 15 latkes.

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Mont Tremblant Tourtiere

EAT, family meals By March 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

This tourtiere recipe originated in Quebec and is frequently enjoyed in the winter months – especially on ski vacations and during special holidays.  After enjoying the expansive terrain and fresh Tremblant air, you’ll need a piping hot, hearty pie to warm your bones.  So pop off the skis, make some cocoa for the kids, and wrap yourself in cashmere as your Mont Tremblant Tourtiere warms in the oven.

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Sun Peaks Maple Syrup Candy

EAT, snacks By March 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Sun Peaks Maple Syrup CandyEasiest, funnest (is that a word?) most perfect thing to do with kids in the winter.  Sun Peaks Maple Syrup CandyKid’s Part: Fill a roasting pan with snow.  Use a spoon to carve thin lines/troughs in the fluffy white snow they have collected.  Adult’s Part: Place a pot on the stove and pour in your desired amount of  pure Canadian Maple Syrup. Never leave the syrup unattended as you bring to a near boil.  (It can come to heat very quickly and you never want it to boil over.)  Once it is near boiling, have the kids stand back, and gently pour the syrup into the troughs they have made in the snow.  Wait one minute while the syrup begins to harden.  Using a teaspoon or a popsicle stick, begin at one end of the first trough and roll the candy onto the spoon.  Voila!  You have a maple syrup candy popsicle.  Now for the lesson in teeth brushing..

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Big White Roasted Butternut Squash

EAT, family meals By March 20, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

You are at a superb ski resort, home for lunch, and really don’t want to stress about dinner.  Roast a fab piece of meat and add this incredible Big White Roasted Butternut Squash side dish.  You can whip it up between trips to and from the hot tub.  Better still?  Make double, and turn it into a soup for later in the vacation.

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