Recipes

The crisp crunch of a carrot fresh from the farm. The sweet juice of an apple picked right from the tree. The bright colours of fall harvest. The comforting smell of root vegetables roasting in the oven. Food not only gives us fuel, but also keeps us healthy, brings us together, and shapes our memories.

Gail was passionate about inspired cooking and quality ingredients. She and her students experienced the joyous sharing of locally sourced foods, simple recipes, a contagious zest for learning, and exciting opportunities to explore the world through the culinary arts.

We are pleased to share some of her recipes with you.
Smoked Bacon and Potato Soup

Tune in to CTV on August 26 at 8:15 and and 8:23 am. I’ll be preparing one of my favourite soups. In the spirit of my upcoming Alberta culinary tour to Camrose and Provost on September 12 and 13, 2015, it uses ingredients from farms that we will be visiting on this local culinary tour, […]

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Pasta Amatriciana

Pasta with Bacon, Onions, Tomatoes, and Cheese

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Chicken Cacciatore

This recipe is delicious. I’ve used it forever and never tire of the flavour. Watch as I prepare this dish on Global Edmonton: https://globalnews.ca/video/2243198/in-the-global-edmonton-kitchen-with-gail-hall . The aroma is intoxicating!

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Pumpkin Butter

It’s pumpkin season and this recipe makes great use of your hallowe’en pumpkin. It’s super easy and tastes fabulous. Use on your favourite breads and crackers and it makes a lovely hostess gift.

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Pumpkin Bread

America's favorite sweet bread.

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Pumpkin Cookies

Soft and scrumptious—you can make these cookies in 30 minutes!

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Pumpkin Purée
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

A delicious and simple recipe to make. Feel free to use Prosciutto or Pancetta instead of Bacon. My preference is to use locally smoked bacon by Sunshine Organics or Irving's Farm Fresh, both available at the City Market.

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Fresh Asparagus Salad

With fresh Asparagus available from local growers such as Edgar Farms from Innisfail, now is the time to try to this salad. Remember fresh asparagus can be eaten raw and none of the locally produced varieties should have wooden stalks to cut off.

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Phyllo Cups with Sweetened Whipping Cream and Fresh Fruit

The crispiness of the phyllo filled with sweetened whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruit, is there perfect blend of texture and taste. The phyllo cups can be baked several days ahead of time. Keep at room temperature covered with a light tea towel.

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Italian Baguette Sandwiches

If you love the sandwiches made at these Italian Centre, here is my version done on a French Baguette. Slice thinly for appetizers and on the thicker side for lunch.

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Salsa Verde

Easy to make in 10 minutes and perfect with fish, chicken, pork or beef.

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Breakfast Sandwich

A delicious and healthy start to your day.

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Make Your Own Pita Pizzas

Quick and delicious for lunch or dinner.

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Homemade Granola Bars
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Granola Cereal
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Bananas Dipped in Chocolate with Almonds

Easy, healthy and delicious, this dessert will be popular at any time of year.

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Chelo Chicken

Just a hint of curry doesn't overpower the dish.

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Rice Pilaf

This pilaf can be made with any rice, just adjust cooking times as per the directions on the package.

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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies

I made these as a child with my best friend Gay Spiegel. They are still one of my favourite cookies!!

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Carrot Ribbon Salad

This salad can be made in a matter of minutes. Feel free to modify it to suite your taste. If you are in a hurry, use a vegetable shredder or food processor to shred the carrots rather than using a carrot peeler to make ribbons. Mix salad with ingredients and dressing and let stand at […]

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Bannock with Sautéed Onions, Peppers and Garlic Sausage

A delicious one pot camping recipe - and it can also be made at home!

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Baked Apples

An easy and delicious way to use up your bumper crop of apples!

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Apple Strudel

I grew up with this recipe and at first we made the dough from scratch and then discovered that phyllo can work too!

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Red Onion and Tomato Salad

This salad is like a fresh salsa and is great with BBQ foods too! So easy and quick to make at any time of year! Special memories of my mom making this quick salad in the summer time when we have BBQ for supper...

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Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Chèvre

A delicious side dish that can be made with local ingredients year round.

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