Here are some of Jill’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy. Go ahead and cook up something amazing!
Crunchy Garlic ChickenThe secret to this easy and delicious garlic lover's chicken recipe is the Caesar Dressing & Dip from The Garlic Box.Josie’s Balsamic BeefThe only disappointment will be that you hadn't discovered this recipe sooner.Easy Black Bean SoupThis super easy recipe combines some of our favourite pantry staples. I love the variety of garnish possibilities.Josie’s Black Bean BrowniesNo one will ever guess that there are black beans in these delicious, moist, gluten-free brownies. For these little miracles we'll be forever grateful to our past resident chef, Josie Pontarelli! TourtièreThis is a special traditional treat Jill makes every Christmas Eve. The pastry is very easy to prepare and so tender and delicious. Serve this with Jill’s Table Apple Tamarind chutney to make it extra special.Easy Lentil and Tomato SoupThis is one of the easiest soup recipes I know. Most of the ingredients are put in the soup pot at once and simmered until the ingredients are tender. It's also an excellent vegan and vegetarian soup. It freezes well.Quick Chicken CacciatoreThis is an amazing short cut of a classic Italian dish. Serve it over Rummo Pappardelle No. 119 pasta or mashed potatoes.Jill’s Garden Tuna Pasta Salad with DillFresh and simple. Everyone needs a go-to salad for summer picnics and backyard events, so why not make this one your number one pick.Caesar Potato SaladCaesar dressing and dip from The Garlic Box brings a next-level twist to classic summer potato salad. We’ve been carrying this local company's products for 20 years and this recent addition has become one of our favourites to use as a dip with veggie trays, too. Caprese Salad with Semi-Dried TomatoesA magical combination of texture and flavour. When you are waiting for local tomatoes to come into season, this salad is a must!Pasta with Semi-Dried TomatoesO Sole Mio tomatoes (sold in-store) are extraordinary... perfect, semi-dried tomatoes packed in sunflower oil with basil leaves. Fantastic on bruschetta, in special salads or in this delicious and easy pasta dish! Tex Mex Barbeque PizzaNo need to heat up the house. What could be easier than a delicious Tex-Mex pizza made with barbeque sauce and rotisserie chicken on top of a pre-made shell or naan bread. Orange Honey Cake with BerriesThis cake is the epitome of the Mediterranean - but with a local touch. A combination of cornmeal and flour is the base for this cake and olive oil replaces the typical butter. Orange juice and zest give this a sunny citrus flavour and of course, the finishing touch is drizzling the warm cake with a syrup of honey and water. One of our favourites!Sausage and Pepper FrittataThis easy, delicious and colourful frittata is ideal for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Make it your own by changing the type of sausage or vegetables. If you would like this to be a vegetarian meal, omit the sausage and add more vegetables.Jill’s Mexican Chicken LasagnaFamily favourite. One of the most delicious and easy meals you can ever put together.Asparagus MimosaNothing says spring more than asparagus. This attractive dish is ideal for a buffet table or a special dinner.Spicy Rosemary NutsNuts with a memorable kick. Seasoned to perfection, Jill's rosemary nuts have just the right amount of spice. You're guaranteed to eat this delicious snack by the handful - be sure to use a spoon to serve!Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean SoupThis is one of the easiest soup recipes and a good example of how just a few key pantry staples can be turned into a quick and satisfying soup.Pasta e FagioliThis humble pasta and white bean dish is a cross between a soup and a stew. It gets terrific flavour from the addition of a Parmesan rind that simmers in the first stages of cooking.Apple CakeThis recipe originated from the Budget Cutters Cookbook that appeared in The London Free Press in November 1982. It was a recipe from Mrs. Gordon H. Willert of Thedford. I always fall back on this recipe when I’m in a hurry. I particularly like it because it only uses one bowl to mix the batter and it produces a flavourful, dense, moist cake. This is a good recipe when apples are in season.Jill’s Cabbage Roll SoupUnlike cabbage rolls, this soup recipe goes together quickly but provides all the wonderful cabbage roll flavours. It is so delicious!Leek & Potato SoupThis is one of the most satisfying soups, made from two of the most humble ingredients! It is delicious served cold in the summer - and then it is called Vichysoisse. Jill’s Tuna PastaThis is one of our all time pasta dishes using our favourite essentials using tomatoes, pasta and tuna.Dessert CrepesLooking for something special for dessert? Dessert crepes are a year-round favourite. These are packed with colour and flavour thanks to Plaid Shirt Farms' black currant products.Holiday Salad with Roasted SquashA deliciously hearty vegetarian offering for your Christmas table.Roasted Herb Spatchcocked ChickenSave yourself time and effort with this easy spatchcock chicken. Flattening makes for even cooking and better contact with the lemon bed below. Works best in All-Clad's stainless lasagna pan. Bacon OkonomiyakiChef Michael Olson shares his Okonomiyaki recipe from his cook book "Living High off the Hog". It's a Japanese cabbage pancake cooked on a griddle, topped with a delicious sweet sauce, kewpie mayonnaise and bacon! Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Toasted PecansPanna cotta is an Italian dessert that translates to “cooked cream”. Infinitely variable and can be made a day ahead. In this Thanksgiving version we’ve used canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Using gelatin leaves provides a beautifully silky texture. Chicken ProvençalIn under an hour, Jill's Chicken Provençal recipe elevates just a handful of ingredients into a sublime classic. It's a great option for informal entertaining or a quick midweek family dinner (and is tested to work perfectly in our 20th anniversary oval casserole!).Pasta Salad with Carrot Top PestoPerfect for the time of year when bunches of fresh local carrots appear on market stands, inevitably accompanied by their beautiful bushy green tops.