• Recipes

    Quick Weeknight Dinner: Pressure Cooker New Orleans Style Round

    Need some hearty comfort food, but don’t have all night? Time to bring out the pressure cooker.

    6 servings

    3 lbs blade steak
    ¼ lb bacon, chopped
    2 onions, finely diced
    1 green pepper, finely diced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp thyme
    2 bay leaf
    1 cup red wine
    28 ozs tomatoes, canned
    2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce



    1. In a hot frying pan sear blade steak on both sides. Transfer to pressure cooker.
    2. In a hot frying pan, cook chopped bacon until crisp and rendered. About 5 to 7 minutes.
    Add chopped vegetables and herbs. Cook until vegetables are starting to soften.
    3. Add red wine, let reduce for a couple of minutes.
    Add canned tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Pour contents of frying pan over meat in pressure cooker.

    Lock lid on pressure cooker. Bring to full pressure, run for 25 minutes and allow pressure to release naturally.

    Serve over hot fluffy mashed potatoes.


  • Recipes

    Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

    Yield 12 muffins

    Bright, cheery muffins for a dull day. Buttermilk freezes, so if you can only buy buttermilk in one litre containers, you can freeze the leftovers in 1 cup containers.


    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 cup blueberries (frozen is fine but don’t defrost)
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup vegetable oil
    1 egg
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    ¼ teaspoon salt

    muffin pan with 12 muffin cups
    12 silicon or paper muffin liners


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
    2. Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl.Whisk together buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract in another container. Add buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients and stir till just combined. Fold in blueberries.
    3. Divide batter among muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.