Sole Parmesan Florentine Filet

Sole Parmesan Florentine Filet

  Sole Parmesan Florentine Filet Recently at a party the conversation came around to good food which in my circle of friends is a topic we all are passionate about. We were talking about how fast super markets have changed over the last decade and the movement of small businesses that we all once shopped at for our household feeding needs. Grocery stores now have large deli convenience food sections serving hot meals from roast chicken to meat loaf with all the trimmings. Some stores flaunt sushi plates, perogy’s and sausage, pizza, pot pies, panni sandwiches,...
Double Smoked Pork Chop.

Double Smoked Pork Chop.

The Best Little Pork Shoppe Shakespeare Ontario. My trip to Shakespeare was with a purpose. I was needing to put some good pork on my fork. Were talking county grown pigs. The ones where the farmer has a passion about growing the best he can. They all like to win awards at the agricultural fairs, and raising the best animals possible is how they treat the herd. I found everything I need here at this little deli store. Plus, I now won’t have to drive to Elmira, Wellesley or St Jacobs because they sell all of the top line condiments, pickled items and sausage from the...
Jar_Doo Wings.

Jar_Doo Wings.

  Jar Doo Wings. I get asked on a regular bases what is my favourite restaurant snack food. Simple, the chicken wing! Now I’m the kind of chef that over the years of gastronomy found very little food that I don’t like! One food item that has been a staple on so many menus is the lowly chicken wing. When I was executive chef eateries like Turtle Jacks, Pat and Mario’s, Hungry Moose, Houlahan’s, Knotty Pine Planet Hollywood, Hard rock Cafe and numerous other pub, sport-pub-bar concepts for which I  branded and created recipes that were extended as...
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...
Petit Poivre Classic Vichyssoise. Green Pea Vichyssoise

Petit Poivre Classic Vichyssoise. Green ...

Green Pea Vichyssoise. I just got a bag full of organic English peas. I’m going to make a Petit Green Pea Vichyssoise using an Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Vichyssoise recipe. Ingredients needed; 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 leeks, white part only, cleaned and thinly sliced 2 cups of petit English peas 2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes 2 cups chicken stock 2 cups heavy cream 4 fresh chives, finely chopped 1 pinch nutmeg salt and fresh pepper to taste. Yogurt crème finish. In a large, heavy bottom pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once butter is...