We found a 750 gram (2 pound) boneless pork rib roast on sale at our local supermarket. She Who Must Be Obeyed said she wanted roast potatoes with gravy. This raised several problems:
• A pork rib roast has very little fat.
• Roast potatoes require fat to brown up.
• Gravy requires drippings to make a great gravy flavour. Continue reading Pork Roast and Roast Potatoes. How Long Does a Good Meal Take?
I have done some work with sourdough breads before but I wasn’t retired at the time. Sourdough requires some extra planning and care so I didn’t really have time before. Now that I have retired I decided to give it a try again. Continue reading Meet Sourdough Sam
Researchers at the University of Alberta have found levels of lead in teas that are dangerous to unborn babies. The levels were highest in teas from China. They opine that the pollution from burning coal has accumulated in the tea plants. They warn that as few as 3 cups could affect unborn babies.
The article does state that the levels are not likely high enough to affect adults.
I just can’t do without my cup of tea. Sigh, I guess I will have to look for teas from Ceylon or India.
The Old Fat Guy
My mother would occasionally treat me to a stop at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. I would order Salisbury Steak. In retrospect, it was awful, a bland hunk of formed beef in gravy made
out of powder. However, it is a fond memory. Continue reading Salisbury Steak, A Blast From My Past
Today, She Who Must Be Obeyed and I had a later breakfast. We loaded up on home made bacon, home made sausages and blueberry Coyote Pancakes. As a result, we weren’t hungry at lunch time. Continue reading Great Snacks
Have you ever been in a hurry for a quick side dish or breakfast item? If so, try this easy method for making fried potatoes. Continue reading Easy Fried Potatoes
I don’t know about you but I really hate the Christmas shopping that begins on Black Friday and all the commercialism. I always seem to pick gifts that end up in somebody’s drawer never to be seen again. Even worse, I receive clothes that are the wrong size or have Rudolph on them with a nose that lights up. The last thing I need is more stuff and the same goes for most of my adult friends and relatives. Continue reading Beat Black Friday, Give Food
This is a recipe that was inspired by several postings on Smoking Meat Forums. It is spareribs cured like bacon and glazed like ham to make Bacon On A Stick. It has the great texture of ribs, the wonderful taste of bacon and the sweet crust of ham. Who could ask for more! Well, actually, everyone asks for more of these. Continue reading Bacon on a Stick
We have our Thanksgiving in October in Canada. Like our American neighbours, it is a special day for traditional food and time spent with family. Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving to My American Friends.
Is there anything better than a good glass of wine and a fine meal? Continue reading Food and Wine