Petit Green Pea Vichyssoise

Petit Green Pea Vichyssoise

I just got a bag full of organic english peas. I’m going to make a Petit Green Pea Vichyssoise using an Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Vichyssoise recipe. Ingredients needed; 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 leeks, white part only, cleaned and thinly sliced 2 cups of petit english peas 2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes 2 cups chicken stock 2 cups heavy cream 4 fresh chives, finely chopped 1 pinch nutmeg salt and fresh pepper to taste. Yogurt creme finish. In a large, heavy bottom pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once butter is melted, add the leeks...
Pork and Briskett BBQ

Pork and Briskett BBQ

It’s the essential ingredients that make the meal. A meat rub starts with good herbs and spices. I incorporate some Hy’s season salt into my rubs. I like the MSG salt content. I once worked for the manufacturer of this product and have been using it now for 40 years. I find it leaves no after taste when mixed with equal amounts of the 10 other marinating spices. Sort ‘a like KFC secret spice mix. File’ Gumbo is my flavour edge. 90 proof sour cherry juice for soaking some sweetness to the wood. A little German grainy mustard to add some drama to the...
Skipjack Tuna Melt

Skipjack Tuna Melt

Skipjack Tuna Melt. Well it’s great that the local eateries are starting to reopen with out door seating and social distancing tables inside. Can’t wait to get back to the golf course and all the most excellent patios. Meanwhile back in the galley I had just purchased 2 tasty chive and onion scone from the local Cobbs. This skipjack tuna is line and poll caught and is packaged with due respect. Lightly smoked or cured with Low sodium, and hand cleaned vacuum canned using ecofriendly packaging. The thing I like is that identification labels and codes show no...
Nut Meg Marmalade Orange and Rhubarb Muffins.

Nut Meg Marmalade Orange and Rhubarb Muf...

It’s Rhubarb Muffin time again. The farmers markets have an abundant supply of rhubarb this summer. I like rhubarb and the memories how it was such a great kids treat dipped into sugar sucked and eaten like a lolly-pop. My favourite is the ruby petit stem variety. Nice small flavourful stems that are old strain and have a strong refreshing rhubarb kick. The native Indians made lots of medicines and a favoured alcoholic drink that I once tasted at a pot luck meal and recall very little about that day. When juiced makes great flavoured ice tea and my favourite is a...
Lemon Coconut Layer Cake

Lemon Coconut Layer Cake

Lemon Coconut Layer Cake One of my prize recipes that I was taught way back, came from my Aunt Marie. I made this recipe several times and it still is one of my favourite tasting desserts. So, the next time you feel that you want to have some fun baking and want to try something that is down right scrumptious and simple to do, give this recipe a whirl. Ingredients needed for the Lemon Filling; 1/3 cup plus 1 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup water 2 tbs cornstarch 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 large egg yolks zest of 2 lemons 4 tbs unsalted butter, cut up into small...