Seafood Stew

Seafood Stew

This is start of a great seafood stew. 1 lb shrimp 1 lb clams 1 lb mussels 1 link of your favourite smoky sausage 1 cup white wine 1 cup clamato juice 2 tbs of garlic butter Add to taste sea salt, pepper and what ever seasoning flavour you choose. Thyme and Basil for me. Roasting all the vegetables in the garlic butter with a little olive oil, then adding to the mixture of shellfish will ensure evenly cooked ingredients when done in a wok on the stove top.. now add to the wok and with all the sea food. add all the other ingredients. The extra flavour boost comes from...
The CBC

The CBC

The CBC; I love a good wrap. Chicken, Bacon and Cheddar is a good combination and makes a most satisfying lunch or light dinner entrée.   The grilled chicken breast along with some double smoked apple wood bacon that was first crisped then …wrapped in aged cheddar and then broiler grilled to a golden brown perfection. This adds so much more flavour when you char the cheese. A few leaves of butter lettuce and some spinach tucked inside, drizzled with a mandarin orange honey dressing and wrapped up together in a fresh soft corn taco skin. The dressing;  2 oz. of fresh...
Knotty Pine Cheddar Cheese Scones

Knotty Pine Cheddar Cheese Scones

Buttermilk Scones /Cheddar Cheese The first scone that I remember tasting was made by Guthrie’s Bakery. This old fashioned British Isle styled bakery made the scones for over a hundred years serving most of the founders of Hespeler and Galt Ontario. Topped with some fresh strawberry preserves and sided with a good cup of coffee or tea, they made a great morning nosh. One of the most requested items at the old Knotty Pine Kofe Bar where I worked were the buttermilk scones that were made fresh each day by the hundreds. These flaky light biscuits were topped with tuna salad,...
Chocolate Crack

Chocolate Crack

Chocolate Crack This recipe was shown to me by a Rockies mountain guide to share while cross country skiing in the back country. A  sweet treat to share of a salty toffee cracker cookie made with plain saltine crackers, but uncommonly addictive. This is serious stuff. And no wonder. This is an unbelievable delicious combination made with crunchy saltine crackers, caramel sauce turned into toffee caramel , topped with chocolate and some pistachios or any other roasted and salted nuts. Super easy and quick to make. Once you try this recipe you will see how fast it gets...
Glazed Cottage Ham Roll

Glazed Cottage Ham Roll

  I was thinking about my mom and some of the meals she would throw together impromptu when needing to feed unexpected company. My dad being a chef was usually at the hotel cooking which made for a long day for him and he took over if needed when he got home. My mom or grandmother would do most the home cooking. It was here that I was shown how to put a farm family hearty meager meal together. A good pork cottage roll was always available and would hang in our cold storage getting tastier with age. It’s hard these days to find a good brined and smoked shoulder cut...