Knotty Pine Scones

Knotty Pine Scones

Buttermilk Scones. This old fashioned British Isle styled bakery made the scones topped with some fresh strawberry preserves and sided with a good cup of English 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, minced ham or used for an eggs benny. The cheddar cheese were by far the number one seller but the raisin, apricot, date and the cheddar bacon were sold out...
Orange Mandarin Cake

Orange Mandarin Cake

                  Orange Mandarin Cake Orange Mandarin Cake When my mom and her sibling sisters were into their 80’s for a rare get together, I got to ask them to tell me the family recipes that they enjoyed making. At first there was silence then hesitation before my great aunt spoke. She said they were all self-taught by their mother when the 8 sisters and 3 brothers all lived at the homestead in Ituna Saskatchewan. We were considered well off because we had a few dairy cows some goats, chickens, ducks and geese. We had...
Lemon Coconut Layer Cake

Lemon Coconut Layer Cake

  Lemon Coconut Layer Cake One of my prize recipes that I was taught way back, came from my Aunt Marie. She was an awesome scratch baker and did lots of baking for her church. I remember being close to her side waiting to help wash up any of those filling bowls and icing utensils. But I would first get to lick off all the tasty residue goodness first. It became a ritual and at that time I was totally unaware that I was being taught all her baking secrets. Years have past and I must say that I made this recipe several  times and it still is one of my favourite tasting...
Crabalishus Cakes!

Crabalishus Cakes!

The Dungeness Crabs are coming in at $8 a pound at the docks and they sure makes a nice treat. Cracked cold crab claws and legs are most delish but I like a tasty crab cakes more. Let’s start with; 1 lbs fresh shucked crab meat picked over for any shell or cartilage. 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 cups warm mashed potatoes 4 organic egg yolks 1 tsp of Dijon mustard 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp fresh black pepper 1/3 cup clarified butter. Place the picked over crab in a bowl and add the lemon juice and set aside. In a large...
Knotty Pine Rib Cooking Sauce

Knotty Pine Rib Cooking Sauce

Knotty Pine  Pig Tail/ Rib Cooking Sauce This is the best roasting cooking sauce which was used for all the Knotty Pines bbq’d items. Just coat, cover and roast for perfect results. INGREDIENTS: White Sugar   1  cup Garlic Powder 5 tsp. Paprika 1/4 cup Soya  Sauce 1/4 cup Pepper  2  tsp. Mustard   3/4  cup  Prepared Lea & Perrin Worcestershire  1  cup Ketchup   4   cups Pineapple Juice  2 cups Vinegar  5 cups METHOD PREPARATION; 1.  Mix all ingredients together. 2.  Bring to a boil and hold 5 minutes. 3.  Store in glass...