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
A buddy was coming over to watch a football game. That call’s for a great sandwich. The classic sandwich to a lot of guys (me included) is a pulled pork sandwich. Continue reading Pulled Pork Sandwich
I love sausage for breakfast. However, most of the breakfast sausage you buy in the supermarket is bland and looks like mystery meat to me. So I make my own breakfast sausage. Continue reading PWE Breakfast Sausage
I love casseroles made with fresh potatoes and cheese. However, who wants to fire up the oven in the middle of the summer? I decided to make one on the barbecue. Continue reading Grilled Ham Cheese & Potatoes
We are back to some of the more classic cocktails. The El Presidente Martini is a drink that has been around for a long time. There are several different drinks called an El Presidente, this is a simple martini version. Continue reading El Presidente Martini
We have tried a lot of cocktails and had a lot of fun but there is a downside to experimenting with cocktails. You end up with a lot of alcohol that you don’t know how to use. We bought absinthe to make Sazeracs. They were tasty but don’t use very much absinthe. So what do you do with a mostly full bottle of absinthe? We made an Absinthe Fizz. Continue reading Absinthe Fizz