Lemon Caper Provimi Veal

Lemon Caper Provimi Veal

Armando sure delivers some of the best milk fed veal at Granville Island Market. He cuts it from the loin. Season with salt pepper and a nice light dusting of flower.Less than a minute sauté time on each side in a very hot pan.  Add the capers and squeeze of lemon right at the finish of sautéing. I sided with a nice garlic olive olio pasta....
Welsh Lamb Chop Popsicles.

Welsh Lamb Chop Popsicles.

      Armando’s Finest Quality Meats at Granville Island Public Market is the go to place if you are looking for World Famous Welsh Lamb. So much tenderer flavor than Australian or Salt Spring Island lamb. Welsh Low-land Lamb is extra special Welsh Lamb that comes from the lush, natural pastures of North Wales mainly from the Conwy Valley and the Vale of Clwyd. I followed a Rick Stein episode for this award winning Lamb and this rack Armando purveyed will be perfect to refine it to perfection. If you’re a lamb connoisseur like me, this is the lamb...
Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid 1 cup sugar 1 cup filtered water … 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. 5 or 6 lemons. In a sauce pan over medium heat add the sugar and cup of water and simmer, stirring till the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the stove and add the cup of lemon juice and stir in. In a glass pitcher add to four cups of ice cold filtered water. Mix well and let it rest in the fridge for about an hour so as to let the flavor’s blend. Before I squeeze the washed off lemons I like to rasp-grate the peel and place it into some water to obtain the extreme lemon...
Cool Drinks for a Hot Day!

Cool Drinks for a Hot Day!

Cool Drinks for a Hot Day! A lot of times I like to have the bartenders that work with me at different functions make me a good nutritional refreshing fruit-drink cocktail, minus the alcohol. I like to keep my self hydrated when working outside and especially like fresh made blender drinks. It adds the good things like fibre, iron and potassium. Here are two of my favourite’s. Adding Vodka or Rum make a nice summer cocktail to just sit back with and enjoy the hot summer by the pool or down at the beach. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca 1 (approx. 4 lb.) cantaloupe,...
Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad with Zesty Raspberry Orange Dressing.

Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad with Zesty R...

Roasted Heirloom Beet Salad with Zesty Raspberry Orange Dressing. I love making this fresh young baby beet salad. It’s so tasty and makes for such a beautiful presentation. The young tender beets are just arriving here at the market. Grab a few bunches of the different varieties and follow these simple recipe directions. Here is what you need; 2 lbs. of mixed coloured beets Preheat the oven to 350°. Wrap the beets in foil and roast for about 1 1/4 hours, or until tender. Let cool, then peel the beets and cut them into irregular chunks and bite size...
Ambrosia Fruit Spread Sundae Topping.

Ambrosia Fruit Spread Sundae Topping.

Ambrosia Fruit Spread Sundae Topping.             I like to make smoothies and milk shakes getting as much of the fresh fruit when is cheap and tasty. I also freeze them in small batches and vacuum seal to use later. I still make this simple dessert topping my aunt Marie taught me. When the first rhubarb along with the first berries appear and I find it is hands on friendly to make. This fruit cobbler topping and filling recipe is particularly good with raspberries, blackberries,  wild Saskatoon berries, strawberries, blueberries and...