Heirloom Tomatoes from Baker Breeze Farms

Heirloom Tomatoes from Baker Breeze Farm...

        Heirloom Tomatoes from Baker Breeze Farms. The warm sunny spring weather has jump started the green house grown heirloom tomatoes this year. Looking forward to put-up a good crop of some salsa, ketchup, pizza and pasta sauces. Old strain seeds and grown in in perfect tomato conditions. The Baker Breeze Garlic and fresh Basil is ready to be part of my next recipe. Let the bounty begin.
Mussels Clams and Oysters with Dennis Hopper

Mussels Clams and Oysters with Dennis Ho...

Meeting Dennis Hopper! I just finished my last shift before some holidays working at the Hotel Vancouver as a apprentice cook. I covered lots of shifts from early am till after midnight. It was time for a break and the Summer was mine to do whatever I wished and I figured about two months of traveling in B.C. and eating someone else’s cooking was all I would need to build up my spirits and strength again. I made it back to Ontario but couldn’t wait to get back to Beach Ave, I arrived back in Vancouver just as the much talked about Kettle of Fish restaurant was being...
Wicked Jalapeno Laced Cornbread

Wicked Jalapeno Laced Cornbread

  thekitchenman Cornbread; I was in Louisiana on a quest to learn more about Blackened Skillet Cooking. I went to several New Orleans restaurants including K-Paul’s and well known The Commandors Palace. I loved Chef Paul’s cast iron collection in which he had a story about each of them. Paul Prudhomme first gave me the version of real corn bread the way it should be made with pork belly bacon fat, unpasteurized buttermilk and duck eggs made in a well seasoned cast iron skillet. It sure was a tasty version. I began to make this recipe by the fire for shore...
Grill Roasted Hakurei Turnip and Radish Salad

Grill Roasted Hakurei Turnip and Radish ...

  Got Your Greens is the man to see at the White Rock true farmers market about some serious greens. I was shown a very tasty white Hakurei Turnip. Also know as White Globe or Tokyo turnips. These are not your run-of-the-mill average turnip! I just love this turnips raw – sweet and mild crunchy texture. Great cooked lightly in stir-fries and soups. They are not spicy and bitter like the standard purple top turnips. In fact after your first bite you will start adding Hakurei Turnips raw on a salad plate and your vegan fibre diet! The greens are also very much edible,...
Italian Deli Cold Cut Sandwich

Italian Deli Cold Cut Sandwich

Italian Deli Cold Cut Sandwich.One must prepare a true Italian Deli sandwich by using original cold cuts from Italy or locally sourced equivalent to the taste and quality. I shop for the best and go right to the source at the Granville Island Market. Oyama and Zara’s has a great selection to choose from. This fresh baked focaccia loaf from Fieldstones Bakery make a great foundation for this deli sandwich. I used a stack of thinly sliced, salami, capicola, mortadella, aged air dried prosciutto and the Italian Gotto version of cooked ham, which is a lean whole muscle...
Versatile Stuffing.

Versatile Stuffing.

  Versatile Stuffing.   Making a quick bread stuffing for a plump chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin or my favourite rolled in some juicy pork back baby ribs. Lightly seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper, herbed with some thyme, sage for a chicken or rosemary, oregano for lamb, or garlic, onion, thyme and parsley for pork. Add some dried apple or some chopped sautéed mushrooms. The flavour combinations depend on what flavour you like and have on hand.                 Start with a med hot fry pan and fry up about a half...