Favourite Winter Recipes

written by

Angela Bakker

posted on

February 9, 2020


The kids are playing "store" after bringing home our winter CSA box

We try hard to always eat seasonally and locally (and know the farmer that grows our food) so all veggies we use come from either our Winter CSA Box from Fiddlehead Farm or veggies from our own garden we've preserved for the winter. And of course we always use Jubilee meats ;)

Anytime a recipe calls for broth or liquid, I use homemade bone broth for some serious nourishment.

Best Ever Instant Pot Beef Stew -I add a few tbsp of tomato paste before cooking as a substitution for the cornstarch at the end.

Easy Hamburger Soup -I skip the celery and add whatever veggies we have from our winter CSA box. Sometimes I add some beef liver when I'm sauteing the ground beef.

Slow-Cooked Stew Meat Chili - This is a recipe for the slow cooker but I like to add it to the instant pot and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Cheesy Tomato Ground Beef and Rice

BBQ-Glazed Meatloaf -Feel free to use your favourite BBQ sauce! I sub the bread crumbs with sprouted oats.Here is where I sometimes sneak in ground beef liver

Ham and Potato Soup (Dairy Free)

Easy Bacon and Cabbage Recipe

Maple Glazed Ham Steak


Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili - I usually skip the celery and throw in whatever veggies I have on hand from my winter CSA Box.

Red Fife Pizza

Perfectly Cooked Steak

Pot Roast- For this recipe you can use a blade roast, steak roast or any of our round roasts.

Chicken Soup:

Homemade Bone Broth or Jubilee Broth (volume depends on how much soup you want to make)
Chopped seasonal veggies- whatever veggies I have on hand from our winter CSA Box (garlic and onions are a must)
1 tsp of salt for every quart of broth
Ground thyme & pepper to taste
Minced ginger (I add this if someone is getting sick)
Cooked chicken- shredded or cut into cubes. If I'm using chicken from a stewing hen I blend the chicken in a food processor as I find the meat a bit tough when it's in larger pieces. 

Add all ingredients into a pot and simmer for about 30 minutes. I make 10 L of soup which gives us 1 supper meal and a few lunches.

Sweet Potato, Squash, Carrot, Apple Curry Soup -I always get asked for this recipe! And I usually double it so we have leftovers

4 tbsp butter
2 medium onions
1 tbsp curry powder
1 lb carrots, chopped
1-1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped
8 cups chicken bone broth
1-3/4 tsp salt
1 apple, chopped- I usually sub with 1/2 to 1 cup of applesauce
2 tbsp of honey
freshly ground pepper to taste
Italian Pork Sausage

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook about 5-8 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook 1 minute more. Add the carrots, sweet potatoes, broth, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until veggies are very tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in the apples and honey. Puree with an immersion blender. Season with pepper and more salt and honey if needed. Add cut up sausage (optional).

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Maple Pork Tenderloin

Maple and mustard make a sweet-and-savory mahogany-colored sauce. A delicate note of sage gives it a wintery touch. Fresh thyme or rosemary also work if you prefer.

Jubilee Roasted Whole Chicken

This is amazingly simple! Just coat the chicken and throw it in the pot. If you really want to complicate this recipe then you can try throwing it in the pot from a distance, maybe 3-point range. For me, I just plop it in there and get delicious results every time :)

Maple Glazed Hamsteaks

What I like about this recipe is that it is a quick and easy way to prepare a ham. The ham steak is simply brushed with this glaze while being fried in the pan. The glaze is a combination of just a few ingredients—maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and Dijon mustard.