Classic Supreme Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie.

Classic Supreme Chicken or Turkey Pot Pi...

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...
Pizza

Pizza

Pizza 1963. It all started for me here in Galt when this man came into my life. Wallace “Spud” Bush the owner operator of the First Pepi’s Pizza store in Galt. As a young boy at 13 I had a goodly amount of kitchen experience working with my chef Father at the Iroquois hotel. Hanging out with friends we would usually end the evening hanging out having a slice of Spud’s most excellent pizza. I remember my first slice was nirvana. Soon after, I had to explore all the different ways and tastes of pizza. In not to long a time I had a dough recipe down...
Chop-Chop Shrimp Salad.

Chop-Chop Shrimp Salad.

Chop-Chop Shrimp Salad. Lunch salads are a great alternative to a sandwich. I like to go uber with the ingredients. Use endive and micro greens. Fruit like melon, grapes and heirloom cherry tomatoes. Crumble some cheese like bleu or feta. Simple home made dressing foundation is 3 parts oil to 1 part any flavour vinegar in a shaker jar. I then add some sea salt, fresh ground white pepper, tsp. of dijon mustard, tsp. raw honey and for my chop salad flavourings today, some fresh squeezed lemon lime juice and a tsp. of mayonnaise. Shake well until it becomes a nice and creamy...
Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough

  Home Made Easy Pizza Dough. For some reason the must have a Pizza happens when nothing else will fill the spot. Waiting for your favourite delivered pie is expensive and some times not available when needed and the quality of the pizza you received. I always keep enough ingredients around the fridge and pantry to make a Pie. I make this dough in a batch and vac sealed will stay usable for a few weeks. Thick or thin the choice depends on what goes on top. Roasted veggies take less time and moisture in items like pineapple, mushrooms or tomatoes need time to cook...
Mushroom Pepper Steak Sub.

Mushroom Pepper Steak Sub.

Mushroom Pepper Steak Sub along with some crispy Duck Fat Fries! When the New York Strip steaks come in bulk at a super price, I like to vac- seal and freeze. They are great to be first offerings on the bbq. The trusty cast iron skillet has a good collection of duck fat and the chunky fries will come out crispy crunchy. Another way to achieve the almost taste is to mix some duck fat with beef stock and spritz it on after frying in vegetable shortening. Slice up a few green bell peppers, a whole onion and 1/2 pound of mushrooms. I saute with butter and soya sauce. A nice...