Almond and Pumpkin Custards

Almond and Pumpkin Custards

Pumpkin and Almond Custards This a great dessert to serve anytime. The mixture of all the ingredients complement each other and the use of other sweetners add a more modern approach other than egg and cream versions. Good if you’re a vegan!… These ingredients are available at most good grocery or organic co-op stores in the bulk section. Life is to short to eat mediocre dessert! You will need; 2-14 oz can full rich coconut milk 2 1/2 tsp real almond extract 2 tsp. agar [Agar is a gel derived from red algae. Though agar is widely used as a food additive] At...
Camp Fire Chicken and Hot Biscuits.

Camp Fire Chicken and Hot Biscuits.

Camp Fire Chicken and Hot Biscuits. I spent lots of time at resorts and lodges throughout my career doing fireside cooking for the guests. I worked the many different positions as I was learning how to cook. My favourite form of preparing food is using a natural wood and charcoal fed fire. I found I did some of my best recipes when I had simple cooking utensils and an outdoor heat source. I started as a young cub scout which procured my interests to anything done with fire. There is something about fire that brings out the best in all foods. I found that the manifesto for...
Fire Roasted T-Bone Steak

Fire Roasted T-Bone Steak

              I love to cook over open flame and when I am on a staycation here in British Columbia, the great outdoors has many roadside parks and grills. Most small coastal inlets have a favourite lookout point and close by somewhere to have a picnic or an outdoor bbq. Sometimes a lot of rain or a dry spell which prohibits any outdoor fires can make your plans need a change up. I like to rent a simple cabin with a fire place and when we are forced to stay inside, a nice hot wood fire makes for a great place to make a quick and easy...
Primo Tomato Bisque Soup

Primo Tomato Bisque Soup

Primo Tomato Bisque Soup. During the height of harvest the cherry tomatoes become very affordable and great for roasting and canning. I do both so later on the fresh tasting tomatoes of summers labour, become a mighty fine soup or pasta sauce. Slow roasted cherry tomatoes are simple to do and a great way to get those sweet ripe tomato’s when in season to release their optimum flavours. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil a stainless baking pan and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Slice the tomatoes in half and lay them in rows. Drizzle some olive oil...
Kim-Chi Cocktail Bison Burger Sliders

Kim-Chi Cocktail Bison Burger Sliders

Kim-Chi Cocktail Bison Burger Sliders. I like a good burger slider. Finding the right bun foundation is the key. Cocktail Kim-Chi Bison Burger and other Sliders on Pretzel Buns.  They are yummy good using cut kimchi and adding some of the chopped cabbage to the Bison Ground Burger Mix. I like the way a pretzel bun can take a lot of hot au juices and still holds together till the last bite. By shaking things up a wee bit I like to make a trio of flavours. One scrumptious fresh chopped sirloin beef burger with fried onions, gorgonzola cheese crumbs and double smoked bacon...
Xmas Ginger Breads

Xmas Ginger Breads

  One of the first cookies that I remember my great aunt would bake was gingerbread men. Every Christmas she would make a full array of seasonal holiday cookie treats. I like the taste of ginger and find that the use of ginger as that secret ingredient found in some cookies is most satisfying to the taste bud. When I was baking Xmas cookies in mass amounts for a well-known restaurant group the Christmas baking was done hands on following colonial era recipes. Each batch of dough was hand crafted and the cookies that came from the dough batch were all slightly...