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Braving the
Fruits for
∆ Once again, I find myself turning to
citrus fruits this time of year. Admittedly,
as a refreshing mix with Stoli on ice, it has
provided the inspiration for this season’s
column. As the snow is falling gently for
possibly the last time, I welcome the sun
and plan to celebrate the opening of the
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix egg Real Canadian Maple Bacon

yolks, milk and oil in a blender. Add orange
garden by connecting with family and
Roast bacon on a sheet pan in oven.
quarters one at a time. Beat egg whites
friends around a hearty brunch table. Here
Drizzle with real maple syrup for the last
until stiff. Whisk orange mixture into dry five minutes of cooking.
are a few classic recipes with a modern

ingredients. Gently fold in egg whites. Bake
twist to get help get you started.
Strawberry Rhubarb Claffouti
in waffle iron.
A seasonal twist on a classic cherry dessert.
Multigrain Blueberry Pancakes
Almost any fruit can be substituted.
Multigrain flour gives these hot cakes a nutty
Mushroom and Brie Omelet
4 large eggs
flavour and texture. Whole wheat can also be
Very rich.
¾ cup (180ml) sugar
used to provide more fibre.
2 tbsp (30ml) butter or olive oil
1 cup (250ml) milk
2 cup (500ml) multigrain flour
12 large eggs
2 tsp (10ml) pure vanilla
1 ½ tbsp (25ml) baking powder ¾ cup (180ml) flour
Pinch sea salt
¼ cup (60ml) half-and-half cream
Pinch of salt
¼ cup (60ml) brown sugar
½ tsp (2.5ml) kosher salt
½ lb strawberries, halved
2 eggs
Pinch fresh ground pepper
½ lb rhubarb, diced
¼ cup (60ml) vegetable, grape seed or 8 slices Brie cheese Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 10-inch
light olive oil
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle deep-dish pie pan. Spread fruit over the
2 cup (500ml) buttermilk
position. Preheat broiler. Heat butter in a
bottom of pie pan. Beat eggs and sugar
1 cup (250ml) frozen blueberries
10-12 inch non-stick skillet over medium
until frothy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Stir
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking
heat. Add mushrooms and cook until
in flour and salt. Pour batter evenly over
powder, salt and sugar. Stir together eggs,
oil and buttermilk. Slowly pour into flour
softened and lightly browned, about 8-10
fruit. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce
oven temperature to 350°F. Bake until
mixture, whisking until well combined.
batter rises and a toothpick inserted into
Stir in frozen blueberries. Pour ¼ cup of
Whisk eggs, half-and-half, salt and
its centre comes clean, about 35 minutes
batter into a preheated nonstick frying pan. pepper. Pour egg mixture into skillet and
more. Cool 20 minutes before serving.
Makes approximately 18 pancakes
cook using a spatula to scrape bottom of
Absolutely Fabulous Sunburst
pan until large curds form and eggs are still
wet, about two minutes. Shake skillet to
Refreshingly light.
Double the recipe to make extra waffles for distribute eggs evenly. Cook eggs without
1 oz Stolichnaya vodka
the freezer. Just drop them in the toaster to stirring for one minute to let bottom set.
2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice (1 med)
reheat if, of course, they don’t get eaten!
Arrange Brie slices decoratively on top
1or2 oz sparkling water
1 ½ cup (375ml) flour
of omelet. Place skillet under broiler and
Fresh orange slices
1 ½ tsp baking powder
cook until omelet rises; its surface is lightly
Pour vodka over ice. Top with orange juice
Pinch sea salt
brown and set, three to four minutes. Watch and sparkling water.
2 eggs, separated
carefully as the heat of every broiler varies.
1 cup (250ml) milk
Julie St. Jean has been writing for Ottawa
¼ cup (60ml) vegetable, grape seed or
Eggs may still be a bit wet. Remove from
Outdoors magazine since its inception seven
light olive oil
oven and let stand at least five minutes to
years ago. Here she once again gives us a
2 oranges, quartered
finish cooking. Cut into eight wedges. hearty feast for our post-race efforts. Enjoy. OTTAWA >> SPRING/SUMMER 2008 47
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