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...
Horse Radish Picklebrined Angus Beef Brisket

Horse Radish Picklebrined Angus Beef Bri...

Horse Radish Pickle Brine Angus Beef Brisket. This one most excellent fatty range fed beef brisket from a BC farm close by. I pickled this dry aged hunk of beef belly for two days in a horse radish pickle brine that I have been saving. I the soaked and rinsed in several changes of water. it was time to add some flavourings and maple sugar with some fresh pickling spices was rubbed on and the let rest for another 48 hours. I the placed the brisket into a shallow roast pan with a few cups of beer and sealed the beef brisket in with a layer of parchment paper and then some...
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...
Italian Pool Hall Sub

Italian Pool Hall Sub

Italian Pool Hall Sub. When I was younger, playing 8 ball was a favourite past time at the resorts. Over the years where ever I was working I would seek out a billiards table and bang around a few balls to sharpen my pool playing skills. Lots of staff like pool. Back in Galt there was this one pool hall counter canteen that made a mighty fine deli sub. It was this ground up pickled condiments that made this sandwich stand out to me. I now make this sandwich using my favourite fresh baked Italian style crusty roll or fresh bake focaccias loaf. From the market I would get a...
Trio of Cocktail Salads

Trio of Cocktail Salads

      Trio of Cocktail Salads Make a Salad Shooter To-Night. The Canadian Open Skins Game which was played back in Ontario was a place that I got to cook in the famous Champions Tent for the pro golfers and their guests. It was a great position to prepare lavish buffets and get to show off your culinary prowess. Back then the liquor and tobacco companies would host several big name players and invite their customers to attend a privileged one on one meeting with a pro golfer while noshing and table hopping trying to catch a tip from the pro. The many food...
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...