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...
The Summer Garden Bounty.

The Summer Garden Bounty.

The fresh garden cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and clipped farm earth grown baby micro greens with mini heirloom tomatoes. The only way to get a great salad is to start with great tasting vegetables. Global Organics and Baker Breeze farms have the quality edibles from original strains that I require to make outstanding salads and vegan entrées. The edible flowers add excitement and exotic flavours to any plate of greens. A simple dressing using one part flavoured tarragon red wine vinegar, 3 parts extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp. raw honey and dijon mustard with a...
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...