Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce.

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Bl...

Razor Clams in Wok Fried Green Pepper Black Bean Sauce. The Pacific North West Coast has a lot of clam gathering shore line. Blaine Washington is right next door to White Rock BC. We share the same Semiahmoo Bay sandy beaches that yield several varieties during the DOF regulated seasons. Portland  Oregon has a yearly clam festival and over the years attracts thousands of clam diggers. The beaches up and down the coast become an active hunting ground for these Bi-Valves. Next to fried frog legs, razor clams are my next fav! After cleaning the clams, a plastic freezer bag...
Fresh Oregano Lamb Kebabs

Fresh Oregano Lamb Kebabs

Fresh Oregano Lamb Kebabs are simple to prepare. Use a good cut of lamb with a little marble [fat] intact. Cut the meat into small bite size cubes and place in a bowl.  Adding 2 tbs of olive oil, a healthy squeezed fresh lemon juice, 2 tbs of dijon mustard, dash of kosher salt some fresh ground pepper, fresh ground cumin seed to taste and fresh ripped oregano leaves.  Toss till well coated and store chilled for 3 hours to marinate. Remember to give it a mix at least once an hour. Skewer the lamb nuggets using some peppers and onion for added flavour. Preheat your char...
Red Hot & Blue Vegetarian Boogie

Red Hot & Blue Vegetarian Boogie

Red Hot & Blue Vegetarian Boogie!     Red Hot & Blue was the first restaurant as an executive chef that I got to be part of the design team during the inception both in front and back of the house. I created the initial theme menus along with the kitchen design and conception. This flag ship restaurant was a tribute to musicians and their music. The owners with strong roots in the music industry built the restaurant in a Toronto Yonge Street office tower which was home to twenty five hundred workers. The restaurant sat 350 people and had an express pasta...
Classic Quebec Torchiere.

Classic Quebec Torchiere.

Classic Quebec Torchiere. My dad once worked along side a hotel chef from Quebec City. He once came to visit one December for dinner at our house. With emotional pride he brought an offering of his Grand mothers French Canadian holiday favourite meat pie. This torchière pastry crust was made using suet a trans fat lard and was had a texture that made this meat pie a classic. You’ll need; 1 lb. ground pork 1 ½ lb. ground beef 1 cup onion, minced 2 cloves russian garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 1 tsp celery salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp fresh ground...
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: 1976 I took on a chef position at the Kettle of Fish on Pacific Blvd. My bbq grill...