Winnipeg Goldeye

Winnipeg Goldeye

      The Western Goldeye             Slow and cold smoking to perfection 135 degrees and lower.                     I just got this seasons shipment of Winnipeg Goldeye. The scientific shad-like toothed hyoid from the mooneye family is also called Winnipeg goldeye, western goldeye, yellow herring, toothed herring, shad mooneye, la Queche, weepicheesis. The very feisty aggressive goldeye is considered a good fly-fishing fish, but not popular with most anglers because of its...
Lemon Caper Provimi Veal

Lemon Caper Provimi Veal

Armando sure delivers some of the best milk fed veal at Granville Island Market. He cuts it from the loin. Season with salt pepper and a nice light dusting of flower.Less than a minute sauté time on each side in a very hot pan.  Add the capers and squeeze of lemon right at the finish of sautéing. I sided with a nice garlic olive olio pasta. Yum!
Welsh Lamb Chop Popsicles.

Welsh Lamb Chop Popsicles.

      Armando’s Finest Quality Meats at Granville Island Public Market is the go to place if you are looking for World Famous Welsh Lamb. So much tenderer flavor than Australian or Salt Spring Island lamb. Welsh Low-land Lamb is extra special Welsh Lamb that comes from the lush, natural pastures of North Wales mainly from the Conwy Valley and the Vale of Clwyd. I followed a Rick Stein episode for this award winning Lamb and this rack Armando purveyed will be perfect to refine it to perfection. If you’re a lamb connoisseur like me, this is the lamb...
The Summer Garden Bounty.

The Summer Garden Bounty.

The fresh garden cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and clipped farm earth grown baby micro greens with mini heirloom tomatoes. The only way to get a great salad is to start with great tasting vegetables. Global Organics and Baker Breeze farms have the quality edibles from original strains that I require to make outstanding salads and vegan entrées. The edible flowers add excitement and exotic flavours to any plate of greens. A simple dressing using one part flavoured tarragon red wine vinegar, 3 parts extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp. raw honey and dijon mustard with a squeeze...
Waterloo County Mennonite Summer Sausage.

Waterloo County Mennonite Summer Sausage...

One of my main objectives was to get a good sampling of some Waterloo County Mennonite summer sausage directly from the source. I have tried several of the farmers market varieties like; original Recipe Schneider’s Summer Sausage in a cloth sock is still produced in small batches, Original recipe KW Fiedlermeat. Noah Martins, Kitchen Kutting’s, Heidelberg Foods, Stemmler’s and many more across the Canadian prairies still using original ingredients and seasoned smokers with …old age. Some of the sausage miesters use the original sausage recipes in the prairies...
BC Wild Caught Sea Food.

BC Wild Caught Sea Food.

Genuine BC wild caught seafood. How does one know for sure? If the seafood is true wild caught than it will have a barcode that will give you all the pertinent details. Where it was caught, how with pole, line or net, the date and time of the catch. Once you find a fish monger that can give you honest answers, the fish is worthy of the price asked. I usually shop at several different locations for a particular type of shell fish or ocean fish. Rock cod, sole, skate, scallops, dungeness, king crab, oysters, mussels, clams and all the seasonal stuff like spotted prawns,...