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...
Creole Hush Puppies

Creole Hush Puppies

    Mighty Fine Creole Hush Puppies; One of the best kitchenman back yard nibbles are my Creole Hush Puppies. I have wowed a lot of people with these. I would fry up big batches for shore lunches and back yard parties. They go so well with any seafood dish or bbq smoked meats. There simple to make and can be made and refrigerated ahead time and will keep for up to a day. The pork belly lard is important and you will recall the tastes it brings out is similar to old school creole flavourings. They used the fat from the cooked chicken skins and from ducks too....
The Classic Chateau Briand

The Classic Chateau Briand

The Classic Chateau Briand. Working at Hotel Vancouver during my apprenticeship The Timber Room and the Panorama Dinning Rooms had steak nights on a regular bases. The Classic Chateau Briand for two was a beautiful aged beef tenderloin. If you were capable cook the chef would give you the privilege to work one of the cooking stations during these orchestrated periods of chaos. When the lunch or dinner hour was in full swing you had to be ready to produce your part of the menu 40 or 50 times an hour. You had to be fast, organised and have a good sense of timing. Most of...
Tasty Mexican Tortilla Bean Soup

Tasty Mexican Tortilla Bean Soup

Tasty Bean Soup The word is out. The body requires legumes to stay active. The word Pulse will soon be the foodie word of the day for Chic Peas, Chia, Quinoa, Fava, Kidney Peas and Lentils. I confess that my eating habits sometimes get way out of control, so I’ve strapped myself back onto the wagon of health and good eating. My last time in the Hospital for a simple procedure went way out of my control wrong. I was given antibiotics that gave me severe reactions. So they gave me more to combat the first dose. What it did is kill all the good micro bacteria living in...
Crispy Monterey Calamari

Crispy Monterey Calamari

Crispy Monterey Calamari. The California Coast around Monterey Pier have a great selection of long time operating seafood kiosks. Chowder in a bowl, Fish and Chips, prawns, oysters clams and mussels just about everywhere. My favourite deep fry treat is a nice plate of crispy calamari. Squid are one on my favourite seafood list to make so many tasty appetizers with. Stuffed and grilled, added to a rice paella, stir fried in a wok and breaded and deep fried. The simple breading for these yummy morsels after being cleaned and trapped and cut into nice one bite pieces. The...