Lemon Ginger Thyme Roast Chicken.

Lemon Ginger Thyme Roast Chicken.

Lemon Ginger Thyme Roast Chicken. I brined this roasting chicken in a kosher salt, lemon juice and thyme base for 12 hours. I rinsed off in a cold water bath. Placed on a large sheet of parchment paper. Rub the bird down with a tablespoon of soft butter. Massage it into the legs and breast. Now grate some fresh lemon rind and pick the leaves of fresh thyme.  I also grated one Tbs. of fresh ginger and fine chopped two spring onions and minced 2 garlic cloves, sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Add half rind less lemon and place into the cavity. Completely wrap up into a...
Fried Egg with Chili Pork Belly Bacon

Fried Egg with Chili Pork Belly Bacon

The Thai, Mandarin, Vietnamese fusion foods are usually found on the Victoria, King Edward corridor in East Vancouver. Literally hundreds of little family run pop-up diners line the streets. Even the market stores have a BBQ or a wok fryer going full steam somewhere in the store. I found that these store cafeteria style eateries are providing cheap eats for the average street New Canadian. Some of these diners use real plate ware and some just a box or a napkin. Like dim-sum,… only hundreds of more interesting tasty options. This simple Fried Egg with Chili Pork...
Knotty Pine Ham, Onion and Cheesy Quiche

Knotty Pine Ham, Onion and Cheesy Quiche

Some of you may remember having a slice of the Knotty Pine Quiche. It was very popular and made a great meal. I love a slice of a good egg pie served with a tasty side salad. Here is that simple recipe using the pillsbury store bought pie pastry found in the grocery cooler. In a bowl crack; 4 large eggs, 1 cup 10% cream, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tbs baking powder, salt pepper, mix well. 1 cup of cubed cold ham, 1 cup of chopped green onion, 1 cup of aged grated swiss and cheddar che…ese. Follow the direction on the pastry box, Heat oven to 400. Flour a deep dish cake pan or...
Pad Thai.

Pad Thai.

Victoria Street in east Vancouver has a huge populous of Vietnamese/ Malaysians dot the street with signage that is hard to decipher. I just walk in and check out the menu and look around at who’s eating what. These small eateries are very open most with cafeteria style seating. They like when person who looks like he is well fed comes in a takes a seat like a regular. What’s the special of this casa? The answer comes from a young college diner, it’s Poppa Moon’s Pad Thai. …After a few short conversations I find that this family was well known...
Darn Delicious; Garlic Mashed Potato.

Darn Delicious; Garlic Mashed Potato.

Darn Delicious; Garlic Mashed Potato. My dad never messed around when it came to sides for his great roasts prime of beef. This is how he taught me to make garlic mash potato. It became my signature way of getting a great tasting starch on to a plate that stood up with whatever it was sided with. … A good helping of mashed potatoes topped with a tasty beef gravy carried a lot of cooks through a 14 hour standing in one spot all day short order cooking. Not too many people that I know, don’t like mashed potato and especially when they are garlic mashed! Great...