Every Year, during one of the coldest weeks of February, Manitobans hold a giant out door festival celebrating the history of the fur trade. It brings French Canadian Voyageurs, Metis and First Nations histories back to life in one of the largest winter festivals in Western Canada. Each year there are Fiddling & Jigging Contests, … Continue reading Festival du Voyager Activities
This hearty, protein packed, comforting soup is made with dried yellow split peas, flavorful ham and fresh vegetables. It’s easy to make and perfect for the cold weather. It was a staple of the voyager diet as they would have carried salted pork and dried peas with them from Montreal when leaving on canoe trips. … Continue reading Quebec-Style Split Pea Soup
Halfway through January, you know the weather is only going to get colder, and cold weather calls for baking. Muffins, cookies, cupcakes, breads, and cakes. Its a time to bake all your old favorites and to try new ones. This Chocolate Pear Cake is sure to become one of your all time favorites and the … Continue reading Chocolate Pear Cake
Kreative kids is all about being kreative with what you got. As many of our crafts depends on what donations we receive week to week. So we are all about adapting and using what we have on hand. The same goes for our baking activities. We received a donation of blueberries, in the summer, after … Continue reading Fruit Crisp
Pumpkins always make a wonderful dessert. This Pumpkin cake is especially delicious and the best part is most of the ingredients are pantry staples. Dry IngredientsWet Ingredients•1 ½ cups all-purpose flour •1 cup granulated white sugar •2 tsp ground cinnamon •1 tsp baking soda •1 tsp baking powder •1/2 tsp salt• 1/3 cup oil • … Continue reading Mmmmm Pumpkin . . .
Pumpkins can be used for more then just pumpkin pie, coffee or otherwise, They are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, which means we should be eating more of it. Pumpkin is excellent as a soup, baked, in breads, cookies and of course in pies. Before we can make all these … Continue reading How to Roast a Pumpkin