Wellesley Apple Butter Strawberry/Apple Flaky Pastry Roll

Wellesley Apple Butter Strawberry/Apple ...

Wellesley Apple Butter Strawberry/Apple Flaky Pastry Roll Keeping a few small blocks of puff pastry in the freezer comes in handy when you need a quick dessert. This simple recipe is just too quick to pass up. It’s always good finish off a dinner with a home-made treat. I use Wellesley apple butter and cinnamon to give the filling some added flavour punch! Just a squeeze of some lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar is all the other flavouring needed.You will need; One square of puff pastry rolled out on a disposable plastic  cutting board. [ This makes transfer to the...
Dad’s Special Relish

Dad’s Special Relish

      There was lots of area wear where the LF&C New Britain arm strong cast iron grinder that was attached to the edge of the kitchen table. My brother and I would supply the endless hand cranking power to grind out the family recipe ingredients until our arms were taut from over use. To make it less of a chore I would pretend it was a machine gun and would make the bang- bang machine gun shooting sounds as I cranked the make believe Gatling gun just like they did in the movies on Daniel Boone. Dad collected several bushel baskets of produce, stacked...
Crabalishus Cakes!

Crabalishus Cakes!

The Dungeness Crabs are coming in at $8 a pound at the docks and they sure makes a nice treat. Cracked cold crab claws and legs are most delish but I like a tasty crab cakes more. Let’s start with; 1 lbs fresh shucked crab meat picked over for any shell or cartilage. 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 2 cups warm mashed potatoes 4 organic egg yolks 1 tsp of Dijon mustard 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp fresh black pepper 1/3 cup clarified butter. Place the picked over crab in a bowl and add the lemon juice and set aside. In a large bowl combine the mashed potatoes,...
Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid.

Flawless Lemon-Aid 1 cup sugar 1 cup filtered water. 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. 5 or 6 lemons. In a sauce pan over medium heat add the sugar and cup of water and simmer, stirring till the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the stove and add the cup of lemon juice and stir in. In a glass pitcher add to four cups of ice cold filtered water. Mix well and let it rest in the fridge for about an hour so as to let the flavor’s blend. Before I squeeze the washed off lemons I like to rasp-grate the peel and place it into some water to obtain the extreme lemon oil...
Finding Seafood Nirvana

Finding Seafood Nirvana

Some of the best recipes start with a good selection of fresh caught and prepared Pacific Shellfish. Easy to make salads and hot pots of clear or creamy chowders. I shop at several docks here in Vancouver. Granville Island Market, Steveston, Sidney, Sooke, Ucluelet Tofino Prawns, crab, squid, rock fish, halibut ling cod. Salt Spring mussels and Effingham oysters tossed with tasty vinaigrette or stewed in a hot pot. It’s all healthy and good.