Turkey Dinner .

Turkey Dinner .

Turkey Dinner With the holiday season fast approaching, it is a good thing to start looking for your free range turkey and putting in your order. I like to make a trip to the usual last weekend of the area farm markets and pick up all my pantry items from the farm vendors. One of the first meals I ever cooked for guests was a roast turkey dinner. Some chefs stuff the bird with a bread stuffing and cook covered at low temperature for several hours to keep the meat from becoming too dry. Other chefs roast breast side down to keep the breast meat moist. A few chefs have deep...
Ginger Turmeric Chicken Mushroom Egg Soup Congee.

Ginger Turmeric Chicken Mushroom Egg Sou...

Stick with me on this ramble. I find when ever I am feeling blasé, a good hot bowl of soup seams to do the trick. I was taught by a famous chef Kingsley Chung that Congee soup made with different ingredients has been the Chinese way of self regulating good digestion and health for ions. I just add ingredients from my pantry or fridge. Look over the list at the bottom and just combine the ingredients to make a personal elixir that tastes yummy and heals what’s ailing you. Congee is simple and easy to make. A small amount of grains with 5-6 times more water and a...
The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The Alaskan King Crab is here!

The First fall harvest of Alaskan Red King Crab are now arriving at the grocery stores. The Red Crab are also ready for the crab boil at a more economical cost. Brought to the tanks still living from the boat aqua tank and sold by the kilo. I had to push my way through the huge Asian contingency at T&T to get at least one crab. One restaurant owner was yelling, he will take all that’s left. The sale is over. I did get a few large red crab legs for a quick seafood Steamer pot. The smaller red crab made a nice alfresco plate I saved some of the broken off  big fat...
The Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun

The Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun

Knotty Pine Cinnamon Bun Back in the 80’s I was shown by Jill Jacques the recipe for the restaurants most delicious Cinnamon Buns. Nearly 35 years later I still remember these pillow soft secret caramelized Cinnamon Bun as being a quintessential K P experience. In the early 1950’s, the Kofe Bar changed owners and after a few years went from baking a couple dozen to a staggering amount per day as the bakery’s reputation grew in popularity and became a Mrs. J’s signature bake shop favourite. Many different ladies baked the cinnamon buns for the Pine ...
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 pound of bacon. Pour off the rendered bacon grease just before...
Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken

Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken. The best and quickest way to make a great home cooked meal. I prefer to use a utility grade small organic fryer chicken and after washing rubbed the skin with lots of fresh thyme leaves, lemon zest, sea salt and tucked a tablespoon of butter under the breast skin. I used the juices from two lemons and placed the zested rinds into the birds cavity with some more thyme and salt. I preheated the oven to 350 while letting the chicken rest while getting my rice dish together. I minced some crispy bacon with a strip of red and green bell pepper,...