Banana Pecan Nut Muffins

Banana Pecan Nut Muffins

Banana Pecan Nut Muffins. When ever we head out for a BC moment cruising to the many places of interest, I try to whittle down the provisions left at home for the next few days. We usually pack a cooler and love to have an impromptu nibble and a nip while out on the road. Packing a road trip lunch should include a good muffin. More often than not, that there is always an abundance of ripened bananas. I hate to waste food and if I can will whip up a quick banana batter and bake off a loaf or a few muffins. This recipe can be made in a loaf tin or equally portioned into a...
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...
Beef Rouladen with Pan Fried Spaetzle

Beef Rouladen with Pan Fried Spaetzle

Beef Rouladen with Pan Fried Spaetzle; A good friend once invited me to his parents for a traditional German dinner. His mother was a very good cook and was handed down recipes from her mother and was very proud to make a few traditional German  for me over the years.  With lots of years since gone by, I have perfected the Rouladen and Spaetzle recipe so if your feeling like some German fare than give this kitchchenman recipe a try.   Recipe Ingredients: 6 slices top round beef with some marble. 3 slices lean double smoke bacon 1 cooking onion, sliced 3 German...
Zucchini Carrot Cake

Zucchini Carrot Cake

Zucchini and Carrot Cake. Just about this time of year you come to realise you have an abundance of big beautiful zucchini and  carrots. Zucchini is and has become a very common ingredient. made into a sweet relish, stuffed and baked as well as being grilled and sautéed. In the summer the zucchini flower blossoms are most delicious dipped in a beer base tempura batter and quickly deep fried golden brown. Stuffed with sweet potato and ricotta cheese. Zucchini mixed with aubergines, tomatoes, onions and tossed with fresh herbs, olive oil and goat feta cheese makes a...
Walleye Pickerel Cheeks and Pikes Feet

Walleye Pickerel Cheeks and Pikes Feet

Some of my favoured chef positions were the ones cooking for a resort. When I was younger I wanted to cook in all the well-known Canadian resorts. I always liked fishing growing up and this was the best way I knew how to get to fish in all the talked about destinations. I cooked at many wilderness resorts and learned to do a lot of fireside alfresco shore lunches. I love the flavour of  walleye and perch bring to the table. These next fresh water fish recipes are for shore lunches and cottage meals. Use any fish that are biting or buy a few filets to get the taste you...
Kitchenman TV Guide Meat Loaf

Kitchenman TV Guide Meat Loaf

One of the great things about living in White Rock is the great people I’ve met. I do my shopping here in White Rock because of the service and gratification the different store owners and their employees exude. All around us the small town camaraderie is slowly diminishing and it makes me feel proud that my wife and I live in such a great community. The major changes to the core of the city have added quite a feeling of mixed emotions to a lot of the long-time residents. For the last 20 years Buy Low Foods here in White Rock has been my favourite grocery stores to get...