Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce.

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Bl...

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce. The Pacific North West Coast has a lot of clam gathering shore line. Blaine Washington is right next door to White Rock BC. We share the same Semiahmoo Bay sandy beaches that yield several varieties during the DOF regulated seasons. Portland  Oregon has a yearly clam festival and over the years attracts thousands of clam diggers. The beaches up and down the coast become an active hunting ground for these Bi-Valves. Next to fried frog legs, razor clams are my next fav! After cleaning the clams, a plastic freezer bag...
Horse Radish Picklebrined Angus Beef Brisket

Horse Radish Picklebrined Angus Beef Bri...

Horse Radish Pickle Brine Angus Beef Brisket. This one most excellent fatty range fed beef brisket from a BC farm close by. I pickled this dry aged hunk of beef belly for two days in a horse radish pickle brine that I have been saving. I the soaked and rinsed in several changes of water. it was time to add some flavourings and maple sugar with some fresh pickling spices was rubbed on and the let rest for another 48 hours. I the placed the brisket into a shallow roast pan with a few cups of beer and sealed the beef brisket in with a layer of parchment paper and then some...
Lasagne Bolognese

Lasagne Bolognese

Lasagne Bolognese. Fresh made pasta is available at Granville Island Market from the source Zara’s Italian Deli. Or you can make your own homemade lasagna pasta (sometimes called “lasagna noodles”) with a dough made of flour and eggs, with or without spinach—or using just semolina (durum wheat flour) and water. But today, the dried packaged ready-to-use lasagna noodles available in the grocery store are really excellent. When using regular store-bought lasagna noodles boil them in batches. To avoid the noodles sticking together, place them vertically on the...
Italian Pool Hall Sub

Italian Pool Hall Sub

Italian Pool Hall Sub. When I was younger, playing 8 ball was a favourite past time at the resorts. Over the years where ever I was working I would seek out a billiards table and bang around a few balls to sharpen my pool playing skills. Lots of staff like pool. Back in Galt there was this one pool hall counter canteen that made a mighty fine deli sub. It was this ground up pickled condiments that made this sandwich stand out to me. I now make this sandwich using my favourite fresh baked Italian style crusty roll or fresh bake focaccias loaf. From the market I would get a...
Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake My aunt Marie was well into 80’s when I ask her to show and tell me her favourite recipes that she enjoyed making the most. She was a little hesitant, but took the time to explain the recipe procedures that she held in her brain. After many meetings and conversations over the phone with several trial and errors and I was able to reconstruct the recipes to resemble her originals. She stood proud that I was able to make the cake just like she would. From canning to baking and being mostly a home self taught cook from books, her...