Can you imagine a whole weekend dedicated to celebrating the amazing food, culture, land and sea of Newfoundland? This is happened last weekend along the rugged coast line of the Bonavista Peninsula, where hundreds of root cellars that have survived many storms and many years are scattered throughout the landscape, adding an incredible charm to the region. The Roots, Rants and Roars Food Festival in Elliston was doing just that. During the weekend, Elliston was filled with passionate people and chefs from all around the country to celebrate the flavours of the land and sea, while local music was filling the air.
Get steamy in the kitchen! Steaming veggies until they’re tender-crisp helps keep their fresh taste, nutrients, colour, and crunch. Steaming takes very little time so you can get veggies to your table in a snap. If you don’t have a steaming basket, cook veggies in a small amount of water in a pot. Cover and cook for just a couple of minutes. Drain and enjoy!
A little while back I experimented making pulled moose, with phenomenal results. Here's the second moose slow cooker experiment I tried and it was also a big hit with my family. I packaged and froze the leftovers for lots of warm lunches at work afterward. This recipe is inspired by my Grandma Elisabeth’s traditional Hungarian beef goulash.
I'll let you know what I end up doing with the other roasts later. The first one I decided to make into pulled moose, basically the same thing as pulled pork. As a side dish I made a light coleslaw with blueberry vinaigrette. The moose, carrots, cabbage, and blueberries in the recipes below were all locally produced. If I'd had them I could have used local onions and garlic too.