Seafood Nibble and Nip!

Seafood Nibble and Nip!

Seafood Nibble and Nip! A Nice Share paltter of shell fish is a nice way to dine in your room if the weather has you socked in or a night staying in to relax is the agenda. I shop local and find fresh seafood at a pittance of the coast served in a restaurant.  Sometimes you find an item that rocks your taste buds. These are oysters, the others dream to be. I will tell you that my quest to find the ultimate raw oyster has been a long one but came to and end in Ucluelet BC at the Raven Lady. I travel with my own condiment caddy and Lizano Salsa sauce for just this occasion....
Lazy Boy Strip Steak a Roni.

Lazy Boy Strip Steak a Roni.

Lazy Boy Steak a Roni. Sometimes the travel Karma gets taken over by mother nature. Road repair or bad weather with high winds holding up ferry travel. I have learned to carry the essentials incase one has to eat alfresco with no power where staying and a shut down of the area services. Ruffing it at the a remote cottage during one of those severe weather evenings. It’s for this reason my supply hamper is packed with simple foods. This trip I brought along a pack of Spanish rice-a-roni subbing moisture using some Motts  clamato mix , dried peas, pickled green banana...
Steamer Clams Fresh Oysters and Caviar with Dennis Hopper

Steamer Clams Fresh Oysters and Caviar w...

Meeting Dennis Hopper! I just finished my last shift before some holidays working at the Hotel Vancouver.  I covered lots of shifts from early am till after midnight. It was time for a break and this spring time was mine to do whatever I wished and I figured about a months of traveling in B.C. and eating someone else’s cooking was all I would need to build up my cooking spirits and strengths again. I made it back to Ontario for a quick visit but couldn’t wait to get back to Beach Ave, I arrived back in Vancouver just as the much talked about Kettle of Fish...
Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough

          Home Made Easy Pizza Dough. For some reason the must have a Pizza happens when nothing else will fill the spot. Waiting for your favourite delivered pie is expensive and some times not available when needed and the quality of the pizza you received. I always keep enough ingredients around the fridge and pantry to make a Pie. I make this dough in a batch and vac sealed will stay usable for a few weeks. Thick or thin the choice depends on what goes on top. Roasted veggies take less time and moisture in items like pineapple, mushrooms or...
Butter Mussles with Crispy Chic Pea Frizzle Straws

Butter Mussles with Crispy Chic Pea Friz...

          Butter Mussles with Crispy Chic Pea Frizzle Straws. The popular Indian butter chicken sauce with a few modifications can be a used in other dishes like this very tasty bowl of Barclay Sound Mussels. One pound of these plump cold water mussels steamed poached in a lemon grass, coriander, sweet onion, back bacon, wine and butter broth. Melt the butter, add the flavourings, mix and stir till bubbly hot. Now add the wine. Bring to a simmer and then add the mussels. Cover and poach till all the shells are fully opened.  For another approach I...