Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce.

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Bl...

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce. The Pacific North West Coast has a lot of clam gathering shore line. Blaine Washington is right next door to White Rock BC. We share the same Semiahmoo Bay sandy beaches that yield several varieties during the DOF regulated seasons. Portland  Oregon has a yearly clam festival and over the years attracts thousands of clam diggers. The beaches up and down the coast become an active hunting ground for these Bi-Valves. Next to fried frog legs, razor clams are my next fav! After cleaning the clams, a plastic freezer bag...
Lasagne Bolognese

Lasagne Bolognese

Lasagne Bolognese. Fresh made pasta is available at Granville Island Market from the source Zara’s Italian Deli. Or you can make your own homemade lasagna pasta (sometimes called “lasagna noodles”) with a dough made of flour and eggs, with or without spinach—or using just semolina (durum wheat flour) and water. But today, the dried packaged ready-to-use lasagna noodles available in the grocery store are really excellent. When using regular store-bought lasagna noodles boil them in batches. To avoid the noodles sticking together, place them vertically on the...
Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Cointreau Mandarin Orange Cake My aunt Marie was well into 80’s when I ask her to show and tell me her favourite recipes that she enjoyed making the most. She was a little hesitant, but took the time to explain the recipe procedures that she held in her brain. After many meetings and conversations over the phone with several trial and errors and I was able to reconstruct the recipes to resemble her originals. She stood proud that I was able to make the cake just like she would. From canning to baking and being mostly a home self taught cook from books, her...
Easy pizza Dough

Easy pizza Dough

      For some reason Pizza night happens when nothing else will fill the spot. Waiting for your favourite delivered pie is some times not available. Here is an easy pizza pie dough recipe. The best toppings are the ones you like best.             Easy Pizza Dough! You will need: 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 3 3/4 cups unbleached bread flour or whole wheat 1 tbs fresh olive oil 1 tbs sea salt 1 tbs sugar for Chicago style puffy crust Combine the yeast and the warm water in a large bowl. Let stand for 5...
Baked Canadian Ham Shank

Baked Canadian Ham Shank

When I put a column together it sometimes comes with the memory of the first time I was exposed to the food item and its recipe as so in this instance. It was the early fifties and at five years old my father a hotel chef handed me my first set of cooking whites complete with cloth bag hat and apron. Actually this was a form of day care during my childhood years. I recall this one day I watched my dad pick up the pace running back and forth filling the now hot ovens with a batch of whole roasting chickens and a large ham shank. While I got set up to peel some potatoes my...
Strawberries Are Ready

Strawberries Are Ready

The first crop of Baker Breeze Farms strawberries are being picked while I add this post. Rhubarb is close and should be ready by Sunday. I just got some rolled oats and almond flour. A one pot strawberry rhubarb with raw honey cooked down and spread on a crust of buttered almond flour and buttered and toasted rolled oats. Love these simple to make squares. Simple is...