It is harvest time and one of the best things about fresh tomatoes is they make the best salsa. So, I made a batch of She Who Must Be Obeyed’s favourite salsa. It is always a good thing to be nice to the woman you love! Continue reading Summer Harvest Salsa
I’ve made Char Siu Pork, the delicious Chinese Barbecued Pork before. While following other blogs on social media, one blogger brushed commercial Char Siu sauce on chicken she did in the oven. I was inspired. Why not cook chicken like you do Char Siu Pork. Welcome to Char Siu Thighs. Continue reading Char Siu Thighs
It was time to make another cocktail. We tried a French 75 which dates back to early 1900s in Paris. Apparently, it was called the French 75 in comparison to a 75 mm cannon. Sounds like my kind of drink! Continue reading French 75 Cocktail
Halibut is very expensive here in the Canadian Rockies. However, She Who Must Be Obeyed likes it and you must treat your partner from time to time. So, I made Parmesan Grilled Halibut on the barbecue. She doesn’t need to know it is very easy and quick. Sh, don’t tell her. Continue reading Parmesan Grilled Halibut
We all have those nights we need fast food. There is no reason it can’t be tasty. I had boneless skinless chicken thighs. I decided to make a quick glaze and grill the chicken with a nod to different cultures. Continue reading Quick East West Grilled Chicken
In my prior post, I made Crab Apple Jelly the old fashioned way without commercial pectin. However, it is a finicky way to make the jelly and requires some precision with temperatures and cooking. So I thought I would try making a batch with commercial pectin and compare the results. Continue reading Crab Apple Jelly (Bernardin Pectin)
I have a crab apple tree. It produces crab apple prolifically. I have a sweet tooth. Crab Apple Jelly is a natural.
I have always used an old fashioned long boil to make my jelly. However, using commercial pectin is easier and more fool proof. Being a fool, I wondered about trying the commercial pectin method. So, I did both. This post is the old long boil method with no commercial pectin added. Continue reading Crab Apple Jelly (The Old Way)
My best buddy, Bill, is a nice guy who has humoured me on my cocktail experimentation. However, he does come up with some different suggestions on his turn. He found this recipe on the Aviation American Gin site. It has two problems. One, the local liquor store in the Canadian Rockies didn’t have Aviation American Gin. Two, I hate cocktails with beer.
I substituted a good quality gin which solved the first problem.
As for the second problem, I was wrong and Bill was right (I hate it when that happens). It was delicious. Continue reading Beers Knees
I had a request for She Who Must Be Obeyed’s recipe for Sliced Cucumbers. The problem I was confronted with is that it is from a copyrighted book, The Lighthearted Cookbook by Anne Lindsay. We have a whole series of her cook books and use them often. Even if I was legally entitled to reproduce the recipe, I would be loathe to. Anne Lindsay wrote great books and I shouldn’t be giving away her recipes. The problem was solved when I found the recipe posted on the internet. Continue reading Sliced Cucumbers with Chives, Yogurt and Basil
The latest thing amongst smokers are burgers formed around the bottom of a can and stuffed. They look great but I thought you could do the same with a small amount of breakfast sausage and made a great appetizer. Sausage Cups are the result. Continue reading Sausage Cups