Turkey Dinner .

Turkey Dinner .

Turkey Dinner With the holiday season fast approaching, it is a good thing to start looking for your free range turkey and putting in your order. I like to make a trip to the usual last weekend of the area farm markets and pick up all my pantry items from the farm vendors. One of the first meals I ever cooked for guests was a roast turkey dinner. Some chefs stuff the bird with a bread stuffing and cook covered at low temperature for several hours to keep the meat from becoming too dry. Other chefs roast breast side down to keep the breast meat moist. A few chefs have deep...
Coffee Crumb Cake with Apple and Rhubarb

Coffee Crumb Cake with Apple and Rhubarb

            Coffee Crumb Cake with Apple and Rhubarb Some mornings especially when it’s cold and damp outside a little sweet pick me up is needed instead of the regimented yogurt, fruit and grains. Hey you got to live it up once and a while. My dad first got this recipe from a baker who worked in Toronto that he became acquainted with. Before I was born my father was working for the Recommended by Duncan Hines seal Hotels in the early 40’s at the Royal York, the Royal Connaught and the Iroquois. These old stellar hotels had many chefs working...
Ginger Turmeric Chicken Mushroom Egg Soup Congee.

Ginger Turmeric Chicken Mushroom Egg Sou...

Stick with me on this ramble. I find when ever I am feeling blasé, a good hot bowl of soup seams to do the trick. I was taught by a famous chef Kingsley Chung that Congee soup made with different ingredients has been the Chinese way of self regulating good digestion and health for ions. I just add ingredients from my pantry or fridge. Look over the list at the bottom and just combine the ingredients to make a personal elixir that tastes yummy and heals what’s ailing you. Congee is simple and easy to make. A small amount of grains with 5-6 times more water and a...
The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The First fall harvest of Alaskan Red King Crab are now arriving at the grocery stores. The Red Crab are also ready for the crab boil at a more economical cost. Brought to the tanks still living from the boat aqua tank and sold by the kilo. I had to push my way through the huge Asian contingency at T&T to get at least one crab. One restaurant owner was yelling, he will take all that’s left. The sale is over. I did get a few large red crab legs for a quick seafood Steamer pot. The smaller red crab made a nice alfresco plate I saved some of the broken off  big fat...
I always like to know, what’s cooking and who is cooking it!

I always like to know, what’s cook...

            When I travel across the country and stay at a well known resorts or hotels, I always like to know, what’s cooking and who is cooking it today. Asking if the chef is cooking today is always a good bet things should be stellar. After spending last spring living out of a suitcase for 3 months and traveling from BC to Ontario with plenty of stops and new cities to check out. A good Breakfast is usually the first meal that will tell you if the kitchen is up to snuff. A good selection of choices served or gratis buffet style...