Garlic Scape Vinegar

I grow my own garlic. This comes with some blessings and a problem. Of course, you get a great tasting garlic with a firmness and texture that is vastly superior to the rubbery garlic sold in supermarkets. You also get tasty garlic scapes, the long stems in the centre of the garlic plant that are delicious in stir fries and pesto. The problem is you get a lot of garlic scapes if you grow enough garlic for a year like I do. Continue reading Garlic Scape Vinegar

Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad From Foodie Home Chef

One of my favourite bloggers is Foodie Home Chef. She uses fresh ingredients and treats them with respect, my definition of a truly great cook. She has kindly given me permission to reproduce this http://foodiehomechef.com/recipe of hers from her blog. Take a look at her site at:

http://foodiehomechef.com

This salsa salad pairs up nicely with both Mexican & some Seafood dishes. It’s so healthy, amazingly easy to prepare & if you have more than 2 people to serve… just double, triple or quadruple the recipe & you can serve the whole gang!

Serves: 2

Ingredients
1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled & cut into short strips
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
2″ length of cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise & thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 small jalapeño, seeded & finely chopped or 2 tsp La Victoria Green Salsa Jalapeña extra hot
2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/8 tsp kosher or sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper, 3 pepper mill turns

Directions
1. Prepped ingredients.

2. Add all the ingredients to a 1.5 quart bowl & toss gently till well combined. Cover & refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow ingredients to marry & attain maximum flavor. Serve.

Basic Smoked Brisket & Burnt Ends

It can be a challenge to find a whole packer brisket in this area. So, When I get one I have to think carefully to decide what to do with it. A brisket makes corned beef, pastrami, Montreal smoked meat and several other dishes. When I got this one, a basic smoked brisket called to me. So, I smoked a brisket and made burnt ends out of the point. Continue reading Basic Smoked Brisket & Burnt Ends

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