The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The First Alaskan Red King Crab are now at the Steveston Docks! The Red Crab are also ready for the crab boil at a more economical cost. Brought to the docks still living from the boat aqua tank and sold by the kilo. I had to push my way through the huge Asian contingency to get at least one crab. One restaurant owner was yelling, he will take all that’s left. The sale is over. I did get a few large red crab legs and did a quick seafood boil. The smaller red crab made a nice alfresco plate I saved some of the broken off  big fat legs centre cuts that I got...
Seafood Creole Wok Fried

Seafood Creole Wok Fried

  Seafood Creole Wok Fried.   Ingredients needed; 1 lb of mussels scrubbed 12 medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped 1 lobster tail chopped into 6 portions 4 ounces chicken thigh meat, diced small 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, recipe follows 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1.5 cups fresh okra chopped 1/4 cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon hot sauce 3/4 cup Spanish rice 3 cups chicken stock 5 ounces Andouille...
Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich

Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich

Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich. On a flight home I was seated next to a gentleman who also was heading to Toronto. We spoke and he just was going to be checking possible locations to set up his food service company for the movie industry. He spoke about his California based company was expanding and he was going to put four of his mobile kitchens to work in Canada. As the conversation grew a position for me to break into motion picture catering was being formed. Months had gone buy and I had forgotten about this gentleman’s proposal when out of the blue he...
Wellesley Apple Butter Strawberry/Apple Flaky Pastry Roll

Wellesley Apple Butter Strawberry/Apple ...

Wellesley Apple Butter Strawberry/Apple Flaky Pastry Roll Keeping a few small blocks of puff pastry in the freezer comes in handy when you need a quick dessert. This simple recipe is just too quick to pass up. It’s always good finish off a dinner with a home-made treat. I use Wellesley apple butter and cinnamon to give the filling some added flavour punch! Just a squeeze of some lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar is all the other flavouring needed. You will need; One square of puff pastry rolled out on a disposable plastic  cutting board. [ This makes transfer to...
Ginger Squash Apple/Pear Soup

Ginger Squash Apple/Pear Soup

I had the privilege to meet herbalist/botanist lecturer Rachel McLeod at her Kiln Farm in Pushlinch County when in my career was just starting to understand the proper use of herbs and spices. I was introduced to Rachel McLeod at her garden and we became good friends. I spend many hours gathering information with hands on instructions on the herbs properties and medicinal purposes. Rachel extensively grew an expansive Victorian Herb Garden that contained a significant amount of native and traditional native herbs and plants. She gave personal guided tours of this large...