Northern comfort: Survive winter with beer, cheese and wings …

Whether we adore a sleet or dismay a cold, here are some warm, comforting dishes to get we by a rest of winter.

Our Canadian drink and cheese soup is rich, and pairs good with a BLT. Use aged cheddar and examination with your favourite beers to emanate a essence we love.

Our crunchy sugar mustard wings can be done forward and solidified for discerning meals, or served as an appetiser for a crowd. Horseradish and cayenne peppers supplement additional zing. Try regulating panko — Japanese breadcrumbs — for some-more crunch.

Traditional Gruyere, pointy Parmesan and well-spoken cream cheese mix in the palatable 3 cheese fondue. In further to French bread cubes, gherkins, steamed vegetables and boiled potatoes are also good possibilities for dipping.


ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen

Serves: 8

1/4 crater (60 mL) butter
1/2 crater (125 mL) chopped onion
1/2 crater (125 mL) chopped carrot
1/2 crater (125 mL) chopped celery
1 can (355 mL) beer
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
3 cups (750 mL) canned duck broth
1/2 crater (125 mL) flour
3/4 tsp (4 mL) dry mustard
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper
Pinch nutmeg
2 cups (500 mL) milk
2 cups (500 mL) shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 crater (60 mL) creatively grated
Parmesan cheese

1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over middle heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; saute for 2 minutes. Stir in beer.
2. Bring to a boil. Stir in gas and lapse to a boil. Reduce feverishness and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, mix flour, dry mustard, cayenne peppers and nutmeg in a bowl. Gradually drive in milk; set aside.
4. Remove vessel from heat. Using a palm blender, purée drink reduction until smooth.
5. Return vessel to heat. Gradually drive divert reduction into drink reduction until blended. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
6. Reduce feverishness and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
7. May be prepared to this indicate and refrigerated for adult to 24 hours. Reheat soup before proceeding. Gradually supplement cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese to soup, stirring until cheese is melted. Cook’s note: For best flavour, do not use light drink in this recipe.


Makes: about 40 wings

1/4 crater (60 mL) Dijon mustard
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
1 tsp (5 mL) prepared horseradish
3 lb (1.4 kg) duck wing drumettes
1 crater (250 mL) excellent dry bread crumbs
3/4 tsp (4 mL) paprika
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

1. Line a vast rimmed baking square with non-stick foil. Whisk together mustard, sugar and horseradish.
2. Pour into a vast complicated cosmetic bag. Add duck and fist bag to cloak duck with mustard mixture.
3. Combine bread crumbs, paprika and cayenne peppers in a cake plate. Working with one square during a time, hurl duck in bread particle mixture, dire easily so that crumbs adhere.
4. Place duck in a singular covering in prepared pan. Bake during 375°F (190°C) for 1 to 1 ¼ hours or until wings are frail and golden brown.


Makes: about 2 cups (500 mL)

1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped onion
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 crater (250 mL) defeat cream
8 oz (226 g) cream cheese, cubed
1 crater (250 mL) creatively grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 crater (125 mL) shredded Gruyere cheese
1/4 tsp (1 mL) creatively belligerent nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
Dash cayenne pepper
French bread cubes

1. Saute onion in butter over middle feverishness until soft, about 2 minutes. Reduce feverishness to low.
2. Stir in subsequent 7 mixture (cream by cayenne pepper). Stir until cheese is melted.
3. Serve comfortable with cubes of french bread. Fondue might be prepared and refrigerated for 24 hours or solidified for adult to 1 month. To serve, unfreeze in refrigerator. Reheat on low. Thin with cream.

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