Sole Parmesan Florentine Filet

Sole Parmesan Florentine Filet

  Sole Parmesan Florentine Filet Recently at a party the conversation came around to good food which in my circle of friends is a topic we all are passionate about. We were talking about how fast super markets have changed over the last decade and the movement of small businesses that we all once shopped at for our household feeding needs. Grocery stores now have large deli convenience food sections serving hot meals from roast chicken to meat loaf with all the trimmings. Some stores flaunt sushi plates, perogy’s and sausage, pizza, pot pies, panni sandwiches,...
Double Smoked Pork Chop.

Double Smoked Pork Chop.

The Best Little Pork Shoppe Shakespeare Ontario. My trip to Shakespeare was with a purpose. I was needing to put some good pork on my fork. Were talking county grown pigs. The ones where the farmer has a passion about growing the best he can. They all like to win awards at the agricultural fairs, and raising the best animals possible is how they treat the herd. I found everything I need here at this little deli store. Plus, I now won’t have to drive to Elmira, Wellesley or St Jacobs because they sell all of the top line condiments, pickled items and sausage from the...
Banana Pecan Nut Muffins

Banana Pecan Nut Muffins

Banana Pecan Nut Muffins. When ever we head out for a BC moment cruising to the many places of interest, I try to whittle down the provisions left at home for the next few days. We usually pack a cooler and love to have an impromptu nibble and a nip while out on the road. Packing a road trip lunch should include a good muffin. More often than not, that there is always an abundance of ripened bananas. I hate to waste food and if I can will whip up a quick banana batter and bake off a loaf or a few muffins. This recipe can be made in a loaf tin or equally portioned into a...
Petit Poivre Classic Vichyssoise. Green Pea Vichyssoise

Petit Poivre Classic Vichyssoise. Green ...

Green Pea Vichyssoise. I just got a bag full of organic English peas. I’m going to make a Petit Green Pea Vichyssoise using an Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Vichyssoise recipe. Ingredients needed; 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 leeks, white part only, cleaned and thinly sliced 2 cups of petit English peas 2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes 2 cups chicken stock 2 cups heavy cream 4 fresh chives, finely chopped 1 pinch nutmeg salt and fresh pepper to taste. Yogurt crème finish. In a large, heavy bottom pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once butter is...
Zesty Orange Asparagus Tips.

Zesty Orange Asparagus Tips.

Zesty Orange Asparagus Tips. Blanche the asparagus in a cup of some fresh squeezed orange juice, squeeze of some fresh lemon juice, 2 oz of water and a tbs orange marmalade, tbs; of washed orange peel zest and simmer till soft.  Set aside to chill. Segment a orange and lay out on a plate in a crescent shape for best presentation. Toss the chilled asparagus in some white balsamic vinegar, light extra virgin olive oil and fresh ground white pepper and a sprinkle of toasted rice salt. Arrange for best eye appeal and top with some fresh orange zest strips. Enjoy the new...
Steamer Pot Chowder.

Steamer Pot Chowder.

Steamer Pot Chowder. The poor man’s staple and a rich man’s delicacy. I started the dinner with some fresh bibb lettuce, shaved carrot, cucumber, white onion and some crispy cool watercress shoots. Garlic Chevre’ Feta crisps. When was the last time you tasted Green Goddess Dressing? Green goddess is a salad dressing, originally containing mayonnaise, sour cream, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and pepper. The most accepted theory regarding its origins point…s to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in 1923, when the hotel’s executive chef...