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.
Rubs and Marinades

Rubs and Marinades

    My first attempt to use rubs on meat back in the sixties came from eating some filets of rock cod that were seasoned and blackened in a hot cast iron skillet. The filets were flash fried and had a real hit of flavors. I found the origins of this eastern Spicy Rub had a great Canadian History brought there by the Acadians from Nova Scotia. Because of the early arrivals of the Spanish, Portuguese followed by the British, different ethnic cultures that remained as east coast residents began the use and trading of herbs and spices that were both native and...
Easy pizza Dough

Easy pizza Dough

      For some reason Pizza night happens when nothing else will fill the spot. Waiting for your favourite delivered pie is some times not available. Here is an easy pizza pie dough recipe. The best toppings are the ones you like best.             Easy Pizza Dough! You will need: 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 3 3/4 cups unbleached bread flour or whole wheat 1 tbs fresh olive oil 1 tbs sea salt 1 tbs sugar for Chicago style puffy crust Combine the yeast and the warm water in a large bowl. Let stand for 5...
Welcome To Mary’s Garden

Welcome To Mary’s Garden

For over 20 years being thekitchenman I would get most all his seasonal fruit and vegetables from Mary’s Garden. No spray produce and fruit fresh from the farm field and orchards. Just picked produce arrives hourly from the pickers. The berries are in full swing and had this seasons first nugget peas, lettuce, potatoes, cukes, carrots and cherry tomatoes. One very well run garden market store. Happy 53th Year  
Chocolate Chip Fondue

Chocolate Chip Fondue

            I can remember my first potato chip experience and have enjoyed eating them tasty fried tatter crisps since infancy. Where I grew up we were surrounded by the snack manufacturers and I remember all the smells as you got close to the factory. Hostess/Frito-Lay Potato Chips. Jacks Snacks Cheese Twists and Cracker Jacks. Dare Foods for Jube-Jubes, Scotch Mints and Girl Guide Cookies Raymond’s Nuts, who made the Oktoberfest Beer Nuts and Hickory Almonds and Cracker Jack’s. Smiles and Chuckles, made the Turtles, Turkish Delight...