It was my turn to select the next cocktail on our journey through mixed drinks. The first cocktail I ever had was bought for me by my Mother just after my 18th birthday. It was a Bacardi Cocktail. I hadn’t had one since and I guess it is time. Continue reading Bacardi Cocktail
I like to have something that compliments meat and doesn’t overpower the great taste of the meat itself when I use a marinade. The marinades I’ve had a Korean barbecue restaurants fills the bill. This recipe isn’t authentic Korean but is my interpretation of the flavour profile.This marinade is good on chicken, pork, beef or firm fish. Continue reading Korean Marinade
I love smoked chicken. The only downside has been the skin. If you smoke chicken at low temperatures you get a nice smoke flavour but the skin can be rubbery. You can ameliorate this by throwing it on a hot grill but that can cause too much charring. Or, you can cook the chicken over higher heat which crisps the skin but cuts the time for smoke flavour and often ends up with charred parts. I decided to do some thighs in my WSM Mini and try to get a crispy skin without charring it and still getting a good smoke flavour. Continue reading Crispy Skin Smoked Chicken Thighs
We were in the middle of getting new floors and couldn’t use our kitchen. Fortunately, my barbecue has a side burner. Even more fortunate, we had fresh beans in the garden! Time for a stir fry. Continue reading Stir Fried Shrimp and Beans
Some great recipes aren’t a meal or a dessert. They are an ingredient that you can use in other dishes or just have on hand to add flavour to other dishes. Garlic Sauce is one of these. It is deep dark and garlic. What could be better! Continue reading Garlic Sauce
We have been having hot weather here in the Canadian Rockies. It has taken our testing of different cocktails towards cool refreshing drinks. On this occasion we made Long Island Iced Tea. Continue reading Long Island Iced Tea
My buddy and I have been sampling classic cocktails. He saw this recipe while we were researching them. It isn’t classic but he wanted to try it. Life is rough but we do what we must do. Continue reading Absolut Pomegranate Julep
My buddy asked for a whole roasted chicken that was carved. I thought that would be a little boring but took on the challenge. I decided to increase the flavour and do Piri Piri chicken. If you are going to roast a chicken, it just have to have roasted potatoes. so I did Greek Potatoes under the chicken.
The warm weather continues here in the Rockies and so does our sojourn through classic cocktail inebriation. The current effort, a Gin Fizz.