Blowtorch Prime Rib Roast

Apr 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: One 2-bone center-cut rib roast (about 4½ pounds), trimmed of excess fat Kosher salt Coarsely ground black pepper Gray salt or coarse sea salt   Preparation: Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven

Recession food stock piling

Apr 2, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Although I still consider myself fairly young in the grand scheme of things, I have seen what kind of devastation a recession can do to restaurants. In times of hardship people watch where they spend money and they look for great value. The feeling I get right now is that Canada is

Curry Chicken Bombay

Mar 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 3 cups broccoli (cooked) 1 can Campbells Cream of Chicken soup 1 can Campbells Cream of Celery soup 1 tbsp lemon juice 1-2 tbsp curry powder (however spicy you want) 1/4 cup mayonnaise Pepper to

Fire it up!

Mar 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: In our household, spring means different things to each of us. I get out the garden catalogs and plant the seedlings. This year I have a greenhouse to get me and the plants off to a roaring start. For Martin though, the roaring start is in the BBQ. As soon as the robins start to chi

Coq au Vin a la Rutland

Mar 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 can of Campbells Cream of Wild Mushroom soup 2 boneless, skinelss chicken breasts, sliced up 1/4 cup good white wine 3 cloves of crushed garlic 1 teaspoon of butter ground fresh black pepper to taste   Preparation: On medium heat in a pan (n

What next?

Mar 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

  She says: The headlines this week included all kinds of things that I only thought I would see in movies: nuclear leaks, tsunami, uprising, food prices skyrocketing…yes, it’s all true, and some of it is even happening here. I cannot imagine what it must be li

Food report from Cancun

Mar 12, 2011 / 5:00 am

He says: Last week I mentioned that we were in Cancun for some R&R. I had done some reading on Trip Advisor about the resort we were going to stay at to find out about the food. Most people were happy with the food and some others were not. First of all, in general keep in mind that people do not


Mar 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ola! At the time you are reading this my feet will be in the sand of a Cancun beach. Kristin and I are taking a well deserved, much needed seven days all inclusive “RNR”. I have never been on a vacation where all my meals are to come from the same three restaurants all week. I have mixed feelings

Oscar night

Feb 26, 2011 / 5:00 am

Here’s a reprint from a few years ago as we are in Mexico this week, missing the Oscars actually, but still sharing quality time together. I will go out on a limb and say that our pick for Best Picture is “The King’s Speech”. Here’s hoping even if you don’t pick any winners, you have time to whip up

Nasi Goreng

Feb 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 lb. bacon 1 large onion diced 1/4 cup Ketjap (Conimex brand) 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 tbsp Sambal 1 tbsp curry 2 tsp cumin 8 cups cooked rice (white or brown) Sorendeng (optional) Preparation: Chop up bacon and fry with diced onion till crispy, drain off grease. Reduce heat

Black Bean Chicken Quesadillas

Feb 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 5 large soft-flour tortillas 1 cup chicken, sliced up thin, uncooked 3/4 cup canned drained black beans 3/4 cup corn 1/2 cup diced bell peppers 1/4 cup sliced onions grated cheese (cheddar or Monterey Jack work nicely) 1 tsp. fresh lime juice (optional) few sprigs of fresh cila

Thai Prawn Asparagus Noodle Salad

Feb 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Lettuce or cabbage bagged salad veggies Sweet chili sauce (I use Taste of Thai) Teja or any other good curry powder Handful of asparagus (bottoms off and cut in half) or any other vegetable with texture (green beans, radishes, carrots, cabbage, whatever)steamed but still crunchy Two h

Japanese Baked Chicken Katsu Curry

Feb 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: For the chicken: 100g flour, seasoned with lots of salt and pepper 2 large free-range eggs, beaten lightly 300g Japanese panko breadcrumbs 2 skinless/boneless chicken breasts For the curry sauce: 1 tablespoon groundnut or vegetable oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 5 whole gar

Perfect Valentine""s Day Caramel Eclairs

Feb 14, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Pastry Cream 4 large egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla crystals Choux Pastry 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Pinch salt 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup butter 2 large eggs Caramel Icing 1/2 cup

True blue

Feb 12, 2011 / 5:00 am

We completed an important project this week. The kitchen at Rabbit Hollow has been transformed, and now looks more like the farmhouse kitchen it really is. In fact, it looks a lot like Julia’s kitchen (see if you can tell which photo is our kitchen and which is hers). I for one am convinced this wil

The same, only different

Feb 5, 2011 / 5:00 am

This week we had Groundhog Day, that day made famous in pop culture by Bill Murray, when he lives February 2nd over and over again until he learns that he must make the most of what life has given him. I thought I would share the more historical interpretation, which has some similarities, but more

Okanagan food

Jan 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

This week we want to let you know about two new things starting up. Or rather, we should say they are new incarnations of already good things. You may have heard of them, but in case you haven’t, here is your chance to be a part of that cool, “in-the-know” group of folks that roll in this town (says

Gold Medal Plates

Jan 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

He says: Every once in a while you get a chance to attend an awesome food event when you live in a big city, but when you live in Kelowna these great culinary events are scarce and usually not on a grand scale. On February 18th and 19th the Kelowna foodies will get a chance to see up close a culin

Dinner and a movie

Jan 15, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: If you read our column regularly, or if you know us, you know that one of the things we love almost as much as food is movies. (Are you thinking that sounds desperate? Like the only people who read our column are friends and family? That’s okay – some people think seeing as many movies as

Lose weight and eat good food

Jan 8, 2011 / 5:00 am

She says: Gosh, but that title sounds a bit dubious, doesn’t it? Most of us think of losing weight and having to eat salad all the time or naked chicken (you know, no skin, no sauce, no fun?) Hopefully you enjoy our column enough on a regular basis that you will let me explain, even though the crea