Grilled Albacore Tuna Fingers Soft Street Burrito.

Grilled Albacore Tuna Fingers Soft Stree...

Grilled Albacore Tuna Soft Street Burrito. I love the taste of fresh caught Tuna. Yellow Fin or Albacore the smaller size Pacific Coast catches are very rich in good omegas. I use line and poll caught sustainable supplies from 1 Fish 2 Fish. The Mexican el supermercado store or la tienda, guardar deli Its here I find the best traditional soft taco/burrito shells. There are several to choose from. I find that the authentic Mexican soft tacos best. Pita and nann bread works well too. Fresh Albacore and Ahi tuna are readily available and you don’t need a lot to make a...
Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun

Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun

Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun Back in the 80’s I was shown by Jill Jacques the recipe for her most delicious Cinnamon Bun. Nearly 35 years later remember these pillow soft secret caramelized Cinnamon Bun as being a quintessential K P experience. In the early 1950’s, the Kofe Bar after a few years went from baking a couple dozen to a staggering amount per day as the bun grew in popularity and became a Mrs. J’s signature bake shop favourite. Many ladies baked the cinnamon buns for the Pine  I recorded her attempts so I could recreate the original recipe from...
Toffee Apples and Maple Praline Nutty Brittle

Toffee Apples and Maple Praline Nutty Br...

Toffee Apples and Maple Pralines Back when I was a kid Halloween was a favourite friend get together with the neighbourhood kids all participating in the celebratory activities. Each adjacent house would decorate some part into a scary ghoulish stage to try and scare the living daylights out of you!  Back then the costumes were simply homemade from a cut out cardboard box silver painted robot to a red paper mache robe and your sisters blue leotards for the Superman look. An old pillow case was the chosen candy tote for the night and trying to fill it with many treats was...
Classic Supreme Chicken Pot Pie.

Classic Supreme Chicken Pot Pie.

Classic Supreme Chicken Pot Pie. Taking on a production chef positions for a convenience food manufacturers took me out of the small restaurant test kitchens and into the mega federally inspected commissary size laboratories. At the Knotty Pine industrial kitchen I stood in the early morning in front of my gas fired Vulcan ovens filled with a roasting pan preheating to 350 degrees. On top of the flat top burner sat several 20 litre pressure cooker filled with whole chickens, some chicken stock, and seasonings all waiting to be pressure cooked to a fall off the bone...
Wild Mushroom Bonanza

Wild Mushroom Bonanza

Wild mushroom Bonanza Living here on the west coast provides us with so many interesting places to walk and hike as well as find hidden natural sources of native herbs, berries and mushrooms. I’ve found sources of wild mushrooms sea asparagus, fiddleheads, watercress, wild berries, wild thyme, lovage and chives. My wife and I have covered a lot of ground here in BC walking, birding and checking out the flora and fauna in several different locations of this beautiful province. A neighbour who spent his whole life here in this area would tell me stories of the amount of...