Neighbourhood Recipes

If you have a recipe you would like to share with the community, please drop it off at the produce stand, recreation centre drop box or email it to

Myrna and Steve's Fresh Strawberry Pie

INGREDIENTS: 9" Baked Pie Shell (You can make your own or buy the Tenderflake ones at the grocery store). 2 Tbsp. of Cornstarch, 1/4c of sugar, 2/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup red currant jelly, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1 quart of strawberries.

INSTRUCTIONS: Combine cornstarch and sugar in saucepan.  Gradually stir in water and red currant jelly.  Cook and stir over medium heat until boiling.  Allow to cook 2 minutes more.  Remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla and let cool.

Place hulled strawberries in a bowl.  Large strawberries can be halved.  Pour glaze over the strawberries.

Spoon the berries into baked pie shell.  Chill until set, approximately 3 hours.  ENJOY!


Strawberry Salsa Recipe

2 cups of strawberries-coarsely chopped to your preference, 1 cup of grape tomatoes, 1 jalepeno-seeded and minced, 1/2 c of red and 1/2c of yellow pepper-chopped, 1/2 medium red onion-diced, 1/4c fresh mint-chopped, 1 teaspoon grated lime zest, 2 Tablespoons lime juice, 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar.  ENJOY!


Monica's Banana Muffins (heart healthy)

3 large, ripe bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup extremely light olive oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips, optional
Mash bananas. Add sugar, beaten egg and olive oil. Add vanilla and stir.
Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder into wet mixture. Stir until just mixed. Add chocolate chips.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes (mini-muffins) and 20 minutes (large muffins).
Makes 12 large muffins or 24 mini-muffins. 
Freezes well. Can either grease the muffin tins or use paper muffin cups.




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