Ginger Squash Apple/Pear Soup

Ginger Squash Apple/Pear Soup

I had the privilege to meet herbalist/botanist lecturer Rachel McLeod at her Kiln Farm in Pushlinch County when I was just starting to understand the use of herbs and spices. Rachel grew an expansive Victorian Garden that contained a significant amount of native and traditional herbs and plants. She gave house guided tours of this large garden and would harvest as she walked and talked. The large acreage housed a barn and green house in which she would store and dry out all the different species of herbs, plants fruits and vegetables. All the different species were...
Hot and Sour Soup!

Hot and Sour Soup!

Hot and Sour Soup! Happy New Year! Since the first time I tasted hot and sour soup which was more than four decades ago, it is a soup if made right, fills the body and soul with all the right taste sensations. Living in BC the many versions that passed my lips has been numerous to say the least. I’m always on a quest to sample an Asian restaurants chef version. Recently I have found two soup makers in the same month that were absolutely worthy of high praise. First to make a good hot and sour soup it takes a dozen ingredients and flavor adding condiments to prepare...
Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings:

Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings:

Chinese Pot Sticker Dumplings: thekitchenman loves a good pot sticker wonton. Lots of restaurants serve up the frozen packaged variety. A good indication that a cook is worthy is by his pot sticker. On January 28th Chinese New Year many familys sit around a table and prepare the family celbration for good fortune. My favourite retaurant makes the dumplings that are so lite and tasty. Yum! I was shown this recipe by the chefs grandmother who for some 80 years made the family dumplings each day. Now that’s dedication. My chef friend and myself sat around a table and I...
New Years Chinese Dim Sum

New Years Chinese Dim Sum

The sign to thekitchenman that you’re about to get some mighty fine tasting duck bbq! Half with some sticky rice and sauce is all you need! Some steamed bokchoy and jasmine tea and your still under twenty bucks!         thekitchenman loves Dim Sum. The restaurants here in South Surrey really put some passion and effort into the dishes prepared for the celebrations. Stop me before I eat again! I started with some hot and sour soup and my sweetie prefers the chicken corn. Yum! Our dim sum items arrive to our table steamy hot. The crisp eggrolls...
Winnipeg Goldeye

Winnipeg Goldeye

      The Western Goldeye             Slow and cold smoking to perfection 135 degrees and lower.                     I just got this seasons Winnipeg Goldeye. The scientific shad-like toothed hyoid from the mooneye family is also called Winnipeg goldeye, western goldeye, yellow herring, toothed herring, shad mooneye, la Queche, weepicheesis. The very feisty aggressive goldeye is considered a good fly-fishing fish, but not popular with most anglers because of its small size...