Bread and Butter Pickles.

Bread and Butter Pickles.

Bread and Butter Pickles;I was looking for some canning recipes to get ready for the coming season. This year I will be doing extra canning duties because of the current situation. Time to make as many condiments and side entrées ease the cost having to buy and because you can prepare using good ingredients. This Rockton’s Fair Cook Book is just chock full of Blue Ribbon winning recipes. I will be posting the ones I have tried and found to be rewarding for the effort like this Bread and Butter Pickles recipe. I learned to love a good vegetable garden from my mom and...
Tasty Pickled Asparagus

Tasty Pickled Asparagus

Pickled Asparagus; Ingredients needed. 30 asparagus spears trimmed 1/3 cup coarse salt 2 quarts cold water 2 cups distilled white vinegar 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon mustard seed 2 teaspoons dill weed and grated ginger 1 white spring onions sliced into rings 2 heads garlic separated into whole cloves and peeled (divided) 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes 2 sprigs fresh dill Instructions Trim the cut end of the asparagus spears. Place asparagus in a large bowl with 1/3 cup salt, and cover with water. Let stand in salt water while preparing the brine. In...
Seafood Nibble and Nip!

Seafood Nibble and Nip!

Seafood Nibble and Nip! A Nice Share paltter of shell fish is a nice way to dine in your room if the weather has you socked in or a night staying in to relax is the agenda. I shop local and find fresh seafood at a pittance of the coast served in a restaurant.  Sometimes you find an item that rocks your taste buds. These are oysters, the others dream to be. I will tell you that my quest to find the ultimate raw oyster has been a long one but came to and end in Ucluelet BC at the Raven Lady. I travel with my own condiment caddy and Lizano Salsa sauce for just this occasion....
Lazy Boy Strip Steak a Roni.

Lazy Boy Strip Steak a Roni.

Lazy Boy Steak a Roni. Sometimes the travel Karma gets taken over by mother nature. Road repair or bad weather with high winds holding up ferry travel. I have learned to carry the essentials incase one has to eat alfresco with no power where staying and a shut down of the area services. Ruffing it at the a remote cottage during one of those severe weather evenings. It’s for this reason my supply hamper is packed with simple foods. This trip I brought along a pack of Spanish rice-a-roni subbing moisture using some Motts  clamato mix , dried peas, pickled green banana...
Little Fatty’s Soft Valentines Cookies

Little Fatty’s Soft Valentines Coo...

              Little Fatty’s Soft Valentines Cookies While rolling out the dough I realised it has been so long ago that I made this type of cookie – the cut-out kind, now that I tasted one, I wonder why? I simply followed my trusty old Knotty Pine cookie recipe here. I had to revert this recipe once to metric, submitted for nutrient information I needed.  Make it a personal cookie by changing up the toppings to a thick pure jam, apple butter or a marmalade glaze made by mixing in some cream cheese is deluxe? These little...
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...