When we had Heather and Bill over, we made an old dish that has been around for decades. It is one of those old recipes that use canned tomato soup. Most are kind of dodgy but this one is great. There is a reason it has stood the test of time and we feel it was good enough to make for guests. The recipe is Copper Pennies and is a dish of marinated carrots. Continue reading Copper Pennies
I’ve been talking about my friends, Heather and Bill, coming over with a bottle of Aviation Gin and the drinks we made. Of course, there was food. I made a roast beef. The problem with making roast beef is that they are trimming roast of most of the fat these days. If you cook up a round or similar roast, there just aren’t the fat and juices that let our mothers make great gravy. It requires a few tricks to make a richly flavoured gravy that is worthy of roast beef. Continue reading Roast Beef Gravy
As mentioned in my previous post, a friend brought me a bottle of Aviation Gin. I really like it to the point that I think is now my favourite gin.
The first cocktail we made with it is a classic gin cocktail, a Gimlet. Continue reading Aviation Gin Gimlet
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
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