Sweet & Sour Chicken

Nov 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup of white vinegar 1 package of onion soup mix chicken thighs or drumsticks Preparation: Mix first 3 ingredients in casserole dish. Add chicken to dish. Make sure all chicken is coated with sauce. Cover and bake. (Start with hotter oven 375 and covered). A

Prawn, Arugula & Watercress Salad

Nov 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Watercress Vinaigrette: 1/3 cup white wine vinegar (or champagne!) 1/2 cup watercress leaves 3 Tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic 1 Tbsp grainy mustard 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper BC Spot Prawn Salad: 1 lb BC Spot Prawns 1 Tbsp butt

Beet Root Salad

Nov 4, 2010 / 5:00 am

Beet Root Salad with Toasted Local Walnuts and Naramata Blue Cheese Ingredients: 1 lb freshly harvested beets 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, lightly salted 2 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 cup shaved red onion 1/4 cup red pepper, finely diced 1/2 cup Naramata

Black Bean Burritos

Nov 2, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 med. yellow onion 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 1 lg red pepper, diced 1-114ml can diced green chilies 1-398ml can refried beans 1-540ml black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup frozen or canned corn kernels 3/4 cup chunky salsa 1 heaping tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp ground cumin s

Artichoke chicken

Oct 30, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 can artichoke hearts 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 tsp garlic powder 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Preparation: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and garlic powder.

Good grief, time for the Great Pumpkin?

Oct 30, 2010 / 5:00 am

I settled in for a bit of couch potato time tonight and what should be on the TV screen but Linus and Lucy and yes, Charlie Brown. I had to smile as I saw Linus in the pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to come. Today, kids would probably be more taken with the footage of Snoopy fighting

Stuffed peppers

Oct 26, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 medium bell peppers, any colours 1 1/2 cups grated cheese 1 can condensed tomato soup 1/2 medium onion minced 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 lb mild Italian sausage meat 1/2 stick celery, minced finely 2-3 mushrooms minced Preparation: Prepare the rice in advance (I like Basmati). B

Apples galore!

Oct 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

Well, believe it or not the summer is over and apple time is back. Most orchards are just picking the last fruit off the trees and soon will be closing doors until next summer. My daughter is now 17-years-old and like most kids that age, hanging out with Dad at a fruit stand is not as much fun as i

Pork wrapped in Prosciutto

Oct 22, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 6 Pork Cutlets Salt and freshly ground pepper 6 slices of Prosciutto 3 tablespoons olive oil 12 fresh sage leaves 2 tablespoons drained capers 1 tablespoon butter 1 lemon 6 ounces spinach leaves (washed) Preparation: Pork: Place each pork cut side down between sheets of plastic

Boudin Maison

Oct 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Pork casing 4 cups pig""s blood 3 medium onions, minced 10 ounces pork fatback, cut into ľ inch-thick cubes 1 1/4 cups 35% M.F. cream Leaves from two sprigs of thyme 1 teaspoon quatre-epices (four-spice mix) 1/4 cup chestnut flour 2 cups bread, crust removed, cut into ľ inch-th

Fluffy Pineapple Cheesecake

Oct 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Graham Crust: 1 1/4 cups graham crumbs 5 tbsp melted butter 1/4 cup sugar Cheesecake filling: 2 pkgs cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 can crushed pineapple"drained" 2 pkgs dream whip 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup milk Preparation: Prepare graham crust and put in bottom and up sides of

Chicken in Wine

Oct 15, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 3 lbs. chicken pieces 1/2 cup seasoned flour (add your own seasoning to flour, I just used Mrs. Dash) 6 Tbsp oil 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 Tbsp butter 1 - 10 oz. can mushroom soup 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup dry white wine (or Vermouth) 1 Tbsp brown

Butter Chicken

Oct 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 ml) butter 2 tbsp (30 ml) tandoori or tikka curry paste 1 tbsp (15 ml) minced, fresh ginger root 2 tsp (10 ml) minced, fresh hot pepper 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 ml) paprika 1 can (28 oz/796 ml) crushed (ground) tomatoes 1 cup (250 ml) 35% whipping cream 1-1

Easy Sweet & Sour Short Ribs

Oct 12, 2010 / 8:53 am

Ingredients: 2 lbs pork ribs 1/3 cup flour 1 tsp dry mustard 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 clove garlic (crushed) 1 inch ginger (chopped) 1/3 cup vinegar 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 small onion (diced) Preparation: 1. Chop ribs into small pieces. Mix flo

Turkey isnít how you spell thanks

Oct 9, 2010 / 5:00 am

She says: It is not only the harvest season but also that time of year when we are reminded to give thanks for all that we have. Most of us will be enjoying a turkey feast this weekend as part of the celebrations. However, with all the news of late that seems to spell doom and gloom I wanted to tak

An apple a day...

Oct 2, 2010 / 5:00 am

She says: I had a funny conversation recently with a foodie friend and there were a number of well-known expressions and sentiments we used that were transmitted with the use of food terms. That reaffirmed yet again for me just how much food is a part of our everyday lives - in ways we donít even c

Love and food

Sep 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

He Says: I have to share this story with you. Last week I did a dinner for this couple celebrating their second year anniversary. Now you are probably thinking celebrating two years with a chef at homeÖ thatís a lot for only two years together. Well, this couple met at a grocery store and food is

Duck Quesadilla

Sep 22, 2010 / 2:55 pm

Ingredients: 1 whole duck 1 cup chopped onions 6 whole cloves of garlic 4 star anise (dry spice) 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup water salt and pepper to taste 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese Ĺ cup fresh cilantro, chopped Ĺ cup green onions, chopped sour cream guacamole salsa Preparation: 1. Remove

Fall fairies

Sep 18, 2010 / 5:00 am

I love fall, but I have to admit this year it has come a bit early for my liking. It seems too fast that I am getting up in the dark again and thinking of wearing long pants and sweaters. Itís chilly on my scooter in the mornings now with the bare legs of summer! When the pears arrive at the market

BBQ recap

Sep 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

He says: Well, 13th overall was the result from competition last weekend - BBQ on the Bow in Calgary. We managed a 2nd place finish on ribs (2 points away from first) and a 4th place for pork butt (1 point away from second place). For people who have no idea what this barbecue competing stuff is l