Still at Home Hungarian Goulash.

Still at Home Hungarian Goulash.

Still at Home Hungarian Goulash. Getting tired of ones own cooking means that while the family is at home each one should take a turn. Best time to teach the young ones survival in the kitchen and here is one of the first meals I was taught how to serve. It’s simple inexpensive and can take a beating while being assembled and still come out tasty good. Ingredients needed; 4 tbsp olive oil 2 1/2 lbs stewing beef lean, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 tsp salt or to taste 1 tsp pepper or to taste 2 large onions roughly chopped 1 red and green pepper chopped 5 cloves garlic...
Granny Smith Apple Fritter Loaf

Granny Smith Apple Fritter Loaf

Granny Smith Apple Fritter Loaf. When the only good crisp apples at this time of the year I find that using the Granny Smith variety tends to have the right sweet and tart flavour. I use Wellesley Apple Butter because of it’s perfect balance of apple and sweetness. It kicks in so much flavour and adds a nice moisture texture also. This recipe is simple to prepare and the rewards are a mouthwatering treat that you’ll be making again soon.     Here is the recipe. 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter,...
Steamer Clams Fresh Oysters and Caviar with Dennis Hopper

Steamer Clams Fresh Oysters and Caviar w...

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

Easy Pizza Dough

          Home Made Easy Pizza Dough. For some reason the must have a Pizza happens when nothing else will fill the spot. Waiting for your favourite delivered pie is expensive and some times not available when needed and the quality of the pizza you received. I always keep enough ingredients around the fridge and pantry to make a Pie. I make this dough in a batch and vac sealed will stay usable for a few weeks. Thick or thin the choice depends on what goes on top. Roasted veggies take less time and moisture in items like pineapple, mushrooms or...
Butter Mussles with Crispy Chic Pea Frizzle Straws

Butter Mussles with Crispy Chic Pea Friz...

          Butter Mussles with Crispy Chic Pea Frizzle Straws. The popular Indian butter chicken sauce with a few modifications can be a used in other dishes like this very tasty bowl of Barclay Sound Mussels. One pound of these plump cold water mussels steamed poached in a lemon grass, coriander, sweet onion, back bacon, wine and butter broth. Melt the butter, add the flavourings, mix and stir till bubbly hot. Now add the wine. Bring to a simmer and then add the mussels. Cover and poach till all the shells are fully opened.  For another approach I...
Fresh Fruit Plunder

Fresh Fruit Plunder

Fresh Fruit Plunder; When fresh fruit and berries are available from the south I like to make a quick dessert. Any selection of fruit will do. Mango orange and apple. I use the frozen puff pastry dough available from the grocery stores freezer section. I like the Pepperidge Farm brand. Made with real butter. I form a pastry shell and prebake following the directions. In a bowl I add some french vanilla yogurt, apple butter, a shot of vanilla extract, some fruit juices infused cream cheese and make a nice soft creamy filling. Slice up about 2 cups of fresh fruit. Now in...