Duck Duck!

Duck Duck!

Duck Duck! Cooking duck takes several rehearsals to make it perfect. Once you become involved in the ways to both sauté and and bake confit style, your final duck dinner will be perfecto. The breast portion is the one that I flavour with a good cherry brandy and with simple salt and pepper scored skin pan fry sauté to medium rare with crispy skin. The leg portion was baked in it’s own fats. Made a fava bean and mashed potato smear, with some wilted spinach and butter fried wild mushroom. A duck confit that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters! Ingredients...
Spinach and Cheese Cannelloni with Roasted Tomato Sauce.

Spinach and Cheese Cannelloni with Roast...

Spinach and Cheese Cannelloni with Roasted Tomato Sauce. I like to cook Italian and making good spinach cannelloni is one of my favourites. When making a good pasta recipe it can be very simple or very complex especially if you make your own noodles. I like making the pasta sauce and filling from scratch. I find it very convenient when using a good packaged lasagna noodle like DeCecco because when they are par blanched they are easy to work with and have an acceptable taste like home made after being baked in a tomato sauce. Your time then can be spent on making a tasty...
Back in the 70’s, Guinness record size cheese and the House of Vera Ernst McNichol

Back in the 70’s, Guinness record ...

  Wayne Conrad Serbu Back in the 70’s I was making my way around Ontario searching out small independent cheese makers that would make artisan branded cheese for a large conglomerate food manufacturer. Millbank Cheese was one of the first I stopped at because of my familiarity being sold at the Galt market. I stopped in and saw that this Giant Cheese being made to be in the Guinness records. After doing my business with the owners I asked what are all the people doing over at that house? Don Tanner’s reply that it was the house of Vera McNichol. Millbank...
Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich

Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich

Burt Reynolds Monte Cristo Sandwich. On a flight home I was seated next to a gentleman who also was heading to Toronto. We spoke and he just was going to be checking possible locations to set up his food service company for the movie industry. He spoke about his California based company was expanding and he was going to put four of his mobile kitchens to work in Canada. As the conversation grew a position for me to break into motion picture catering was being formed. Months had gone buy and I had forgotten about this gentleman’s proposal when out of the blue he phones and...
Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce.

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Bl...

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce. The Pacific North West Coast has a lot of clam gathering shore line. Blaine Washington is right next door to White Rock BC. We share the same Semiahmoo Bay sandy beaches that yield several varieties during the DOF regulated seasons. Portland  Oregon has a yearly clam festival and over the years attracts thousands of clam diggers. The beaches up and down the coast become an active hunting ground for these Bi-Valves. Next to fried frog legs, razor clams are my next fav! After cleaning the clams, a plastic freezer bag...