We tried a recipe from the Aviation Gin site in a prior post. Unfortunately, we could not find Aviation Gin in the local liquor store. A friend was coming up from the big city and surprised me with a bottle of Aviation Gin.
I really liked it. It has a crisper, fresher taste than the other gins I have tried. Over the next few days we tried several great cocktails which you will see in subsequent posts. It was good times, good drinks and good gin.
The disaster? I am almost out of Aviation Gin and I still can’t get it here!
The Old Fat Guy
I experimented with Sausage Cups a couple of weeks ago in a post. I had two friends coming over for drinks and I asked them to help me pick some fillings. This post is the result. Continue reading Sausage Cups Times Six
The thing about being retired is you don’t get a day off. There are no long weekends or vacation days. So, I decided I would make my own holiday to celebrate and do what I want. I called my first day off work Retirement Day and I celebrate it every year.
Every special occasion deserves a traditional meal. I decided on homemade pizza and I go to a little extra effort to make the crust just the way I like it and get topping I wouldn’t normally buy. I call it my Celebration Pizza. Continue reading Celebration Pizza
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)