If you love food as much as I do you are constantly on the lookout for new ideas or inspirations. For me, this means a lot of time shmoozing with people who know their stuff.
The vegetable lady at the St Lawrence Market who lets you know when produce is delivered; the sandwich guy who makes my wraps for lunch and boldly writes on the side of his shop that he has the World’s Greatest Apple Cake; the perogie guy who will talk recipes until your ear falls off; the guy who’s made my pizza since I was 10; the donut lady who’ll make you custom unfrosted blueberry donuts; and most importantly… the butcher!
So when my good friends Jeff and Ilan, who know a thing or two about the bovine science, asked me to try out their new Country Apple sausage, I was all “heck ya!”. As the sausages disappeared faster than I could plate them – I’d say it’s all good.
Country Apple Sausage with Onions and Mustard Sauce
1 1/2 to 2 pounds Country Apple sausage*
1 medium sweet onion, sliced
4 tablespoons grainy mustard
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
- Put sliced onion in the bottom of a crock pot. Score sausages and place on top of onions.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the sausages. Cover and cook on Low for 5 to 7 hours. Serve in buns with your favourite sides.
* for those of you in Toronto you can find Country Apple sausage at Hartman’s Fine Foods (5988 Bathurst Street)