Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken. The best and quickest way to make a great home cooked meal. I prefer to use a utility grade small organic fryer chicken and after washing rubbed the skin with lots of fresh thyme leaves, lemon zest, sea salt and tucked a tablespoon of butter under the breast skin. I used the juices from two lemons and placed the zested rinds into the birds cavity with some more thyme and salt. I preheated the oven to 350 while letting the chicken rest while getting my rice dish together. I minced some crispy bacon with a strip of red and green bell pepper,...
Kebab/Kebob Backyard BBQ

Kebab/Kebob Backyard BBQ

  Kebob Kebab Back Yard BBQ One of the most versatile bbq fast foods is the kebab. You can custom personal serve a dozen people a back yard feast with out breaking the bank. A good kebob goes along way and if you like chicken, beef, lamb, pork, a simple cut from the leg or rump portion and some coloured bell peppers, purple onions your on your way to a satisfying alfresco meal. Shrimp and Salmon make easy to do skewers as well adding some fruit like melon or pineapple chunks. For quick side to make your dinner cover all the base, grill some roast potatoes brushed with...
Drunk on Scotch BBQ Salmon Salad

Drunk on Scotch BBQ Salmon Salad

Drunk on Scotch BBQ Salmon. 1955 My dad would take us fishing down to the Hespeler Speed Dam. These small Sun Fish from the Pumpkin Fish strain were what we would catch most all day next to shiners and chubs’. My dad told me way back then that these small fishes would feed you better than a big old bass. The pumpkin fish have more good omegas and nutrients in larger volumes than any other fresh water species that he told us back then. Like perch they can be grilled on open fire, battered deep fried or pan fried. Dad would pay me a nickel for every pound me and my...
Baked Brown Sugar Custard

Baked Brown Sugar Custard

Baked Brown Sugar Custards.           The hotel bakers were the first to arrive before my dad. Toni was the one who I would spend most of the morning with and she unknowingly taught me how to bake. She would turn on the ovens and get the big stainless steel urns of coffee on the go and start baking  the fresh proofed bread, scones, parker house rolls and sweet buns first thing. She was a very meticulous pastry chef and made every step count. I think about her now and when I was around five, she must have been in her late fifties. She would always...
Bubba  Rumba  Salsa

Bubba Rumba Salsa

              Bubba  Rumba  Salsa I do a lot of research travelling from farms to markets to find the right produce. Tomatoes are one of the most used items for my recipes. The quest to find the best tasting tomatoes takes a lot of trial and error circumstances. They all look so good sitting there on the grocers produce island. Looks can be deceiving! That’s why shopping at the source gets the best results. Picked green and held in controlled atmosphere till they are shipped to the retail stores takes out a big bite of flavour. But...