Jar_Doo Wings.

Jar_Doo Wings.

  Jar Doo Wings. I get asked on a regular bases what is my favourite restaurant snack food. Simple, the chicken wing! Now I’m the kind of chef that over the years of gastronomy found very little food that I don’t like! One food item that has been a staple on so many menus is the lowly chicken wing. When I was executive chef eateries like Turtle Jacks, Pat and Mario’s, Hungry Moose, Houlahan’s, Knotty Pine Planet Hollywood, Hard rock Cafe and numerous other pub, sport-pub-bar concepts for which I  branded and created recipes that were extended as...
Canada Day Birthday Celebration

Canada Day Birthday Celebration

Canada Day Birthday Celebration. The Provincial Parks are allowing  access and camping to celebrate if you can get a spot thekitchenman likes this retro recipe my aunt would make for the weekend to celebrate Canada Day at the cottage near Algonquin Park. The ingredients were simple and quick to assemble. 2 packages strawberry jello. 2 packages vanilla pudding, cool whip or  dream whip 2 lbs. strawberries…. Slice the nice berries and use for the top layer. Chop the bruised ones and the trim. Follow directions on the jello package combining the two adding the chopped...
Coffee Crumb Cake with Rhubarb

Coffee Crumb Cake with Rhubarb

Coffee Crumb Cake with Rhubarb At the start of the spring I look to see how my rhubarb patch is coming. My mom used to put an ash bushel basket over top the plants to force the plant to grown smaller leaves and spend more energy on a stronger stalk. I have tried this and it makes the stalks sweeter and more crimson in colour. Very tasty also. I love to make this coffee cake recipe that was once served at our family gatherings for breakfast. A big pot of good fresh ground roast coffee go together nicely with this cake. Some mornings especially when it’s cold and damp...
Beer Can Chicken. So juicy good!

Beer Can Chicken. So juicy good!

Chances are you have a couple of beers in cans, a couple of potatoes and some carrots. Give this recipe a try and you will still be able to carry on with your hectic schedule while dinner is cooking on the BBQ Try wrapping it in maple bacon for a succulent taste twist. You will need for Beer Can Chicken; 2 full cans domestic beer opened, one for the chicken and one for you! 1 large whole chicken fryers. 2 baking potatoes cut into 8 wedges each. 4 carrots cut into 4 quarter strips. seasonings; 1 tbs. kosher salt. 1 tbs. black pepper. 1 tbs. garlic powder granules. 1tbs...
Wild Leek Pesto Penne

Wild Leek Pesto Penne

Ramp up your Pasta or Salads. This culinary wild leek is making good dishes taste so much better. It’s what most culinary foodies and the top chefs are twittering about. I will check out some sources as I travel to the northern regions of Vancouver island. I just talked to a friend grower who is going through the stages of a long wet winter. Start up is ongoing. have seen it here from the west coast but very limited supply. I will check out some more known sources as I travel to the other provinces across Canada. Now living in Ontario I found a small amount as field...
Retro Cobb Salad.

Retro Cobb Salad.

Cobb Salad. My wife was asking me to get some of my good salad recipes to print. She reminded me of some of my signature salads I have made for her over the decades. In recent menus that I have produced, scrumptious salads would be just as exciting as an entrée. Over the years I still shop at Granville Island, Mary’s Garden and the White Rock Farmers Market to gather some first class vegetables that do not appear at the local markets and grocery stores. First class tomatoes from area farms along with heirloom varieties from the Mediterranean , Israel, and...