Road Trip Nibble and a Nip!

Road Trip Nibble and a Nip!

I love road trips and checking out all the off the beat and track eateries especially this trip to Ucluelet. Tried some of the Hanks best Smoked Five Spice Duck Wings, Panko Crusted Rock Fish, Crispy Halibut and Albacore Street Tacos. The best of the day was a six pack of Effingham Fresh Shucked Oysters from the Raven Lady. Life is to short to eat mediocre...
Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Life without Dim Sum would be a boring weekend for me. I love to have other chefs feed me. Dim Sum Brunches have become very affordable and busy. A good selection with tea and dessert will set you back 25 bucks. Check out what I had New Years Day. Started with a bowl of chicken corn chowder and a bowl of hot and sour soup. The veggie spring rolls with in-house made plum sauce were deluxe. The pork and mushroom wonton, wok fried in a chili pea-nutty sauce topped with steamed spinach tops. The main event was the seafood chow mien, the crispy noodle foundation with plump...
Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake and Cream Chees...

Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting. My dad being a chef had lots of his pre 1950’s retro recipes that were handed over to me as I mastered them to his specs. He was more concerned about the quality flavours obtained and not …as finicky in the way it’s final presentation. I like to describe my way of being taught baking by my dad as colonial style. Now don’t get me wrong, my father was a very tolerant baker and over his 40 years as a Hotel Chef taught lots of lady bakers to be personal when it comes to making a cake. The fancier you...
Pig Tails thekitchenman Way.

Pig Tails thekitchenman Way.

Pig Tails thekitchenman way from scratch. To some these pig tails are a culinary masterpiece and would  Appetite, craving for food, is a constant and powerful stimulator of the gastric glands Ivan Pavlov from just looking. Others, probably would be hiding their utter disbelieve that some would actually eat one. Hey, I put the sewer in connoisseur and am proud of it. I am thekitchenman.           The question is, could you eat the rear end of a pig? If you answered no! Than I suggest you leave the page now. On the other hand if you answered why...
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...