Kitchenman Kebobs

Kitchenman Kebobs

  This is how you can serve a dozen people a back yard feast with out breaking the bank. A good kebob goes along way and if you like chicken, beef, lamb, pork, a simple cut from the leg or rump portion and some coloured bell peppers, purple onions your on your way to a satisfying alfresco meal. Shrimp and Salmon make easy to do skewers as well adding some fruit like melon or pineapple chunks. For quick side to make your dinner cover all the base, grill some roast potatoes brushed with lemon and olive oil salt pepper and rice pilaf done rice cooker style with...
Simple London Broil

Simple London Broil

This simple London broil will make a great Sunday night dinner.Ingredients needed; 1/2 cup chopped shallots … 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 (2-pound) boneless top round steak, trimmed 2 colored bell peppers 2 Yukon gold potatoes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preparation; Combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Pierce steak with a roast fork. Add steak to...
Knotty Pine Butter Tarts

Knotty Pine Butter Tarts

            Knotty Pine Butter Tarts One of my first priorities with the Knotty Pine was to get Waterloo up and running. Wes and Debbi Moore along with Jim Jaques. Great team. The restaurant was one of the most stunning in Waterloo looking out over the undeveloped Willow Wells property. In my estimation Debbi made the best butter tarts at both Preston and Waterloo. She had her way with these flaky, sugary tarts dotted with plump sultanna’s. Debbi and Wes later opened their own restaurant in St Jacobs. Butter and Maple Butte Tarts still...
Mussels and Oysters with Dennis Hopper

Mussels and Oysters with Dennis Hopper

Meeting Dennis Hopper! As the executive chef working for Cascades Panorama Resort during its first two years the long 16 hour days and the 50 staff I was managing had taken its toll. There were three restaurants in the resorts Pine Lodge Hotel, also a 300 seat cafeteria for the daily skiers and two fine dining bistros for the Heli Skier packages. The stamina and energy needed to control something this size only comes with continuous rehearsal. Just when you think you got it fine-tuned and would be able to escape, Murphy’s Law was sure to intervene. It was good opening...
Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby

Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby

Here is the batter being first baked then adding fresh fruit. Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby While looking through my dad’s old recipes that he made for Octoberfest, I found this old German Dutch Baby recipe. I remember how it tasted so good and my dad made it in minutes. It reminded me of an overloaded fruit pancake, but  as  a kid I was told that you were only to have a slice and not the whole Cherry Dutch Baby. After reading about it’s origins which was most likely based on the German pancake Apfelpfannkuchen, the Dutch (a...