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...
Black Bean Prawn Stuffed Egg Plant.

Black Bean Prawn Stuffed Egg Plant.

Black Bean Prawn Stuffed Egg Plant. This is one of my favourite dim-sum items that sure hits all the right flavour notes. Very light and satisfying. The Asian tube eggplants are mush sweeter and very digestable. Give this a try.       The wild caught prawns at the Steveston Pier are fresh head on and alive. Find 150 grams of fresh peeled salad prawn meat and place it in a mixing bowl. Fine grate one large clove of garlic, one inch piece of ginger, and mince one spring onion and adding  to the prawns. Add a dash of tobasco, sesame oil, soya sauce and 1/2 tsp...
Beer Can Chicken. So juicy good!

Beer Can Chicken. So juicy good!

                        Try it wrapped in Bacon!   Chances are you have a couple of beers in cans, a couple of potatoes and some carrots. Give this recipe a try and you will still be able to carry on with your hectic schedule while dinner is cooking on the BBQ You will need for Beer Can Chicken; 2 full cans domestic beer opened, one for the chicken and one for you! 1 large whole chicken fryers. 2 baking potatoes cut into 8 wedges each. 4 carrots cut into 4 quarter strips. seasonings; 1 tbs. kosher salt. 1...
Waterloo County Mennonite Summer Sausage.

Waterloo County Mennonite Summer Sausage...

One of my main objectives was to get a good sampling of some Waterloo County Mennonite summer sausage directly from the source. I have tried several of the farmers market varieties like; original Recipe Schneider’s Summer Sausage in a cloth sock is still produced in small batches, Original recipe KW Fiedlermeat. Noah Martins, Kitchen Kutting’s, Heidelberg Foods, Stemmler’s and many more across the Canadian prairies still using original ingredients and seasoned smokers with …old age. Some of the sausage miesters use the original sausage recipes in the prairies...