It is very rewarding to make a perfect and gorgeous roasted chicken. You almost don’t want to cut into it because it looks so perfect! But when you do…yum!
The Superbowl is coming this weekend, no I don’t watch sports, yes I had to Google to see when the Superbowl was, but I do enjoy a really great chicken wing. So I thought it was the perfect time to share this recipe which goes way beyond the expected chicken wing.
a couple weekends ago Matt and I spent in Montreal, one of my favourite cities to escape to, in summer and EVEN in the winter! While there we went to Atwater Market, a great market btw, and snacked on some chicken satay from the Satay Brothers vendor in the market. They were so tasty IRead more
Summer is right around the corner. I had Matt go out and get a new propane tank for our grill so we can take advantage of the warm weather we are finally having consistently. I went to the market and picked up 2 chickens…yes 2 chickens for 2 people. The way I think of itRead more
The next recipe is kind of comforting dish. There is a lot of ginger in it and I think that all adds to the overall “comforting” factor of the dish. Ginger is not only used for its taste, it’s said to help treat various disorders from nausea to arthritis. I always have a knob ofRead more
This past Christmas I received several new cookbooks. This is the first of the new (Christmas) cookbooks I am trying a recipe from. So far I am impressed! The recipe I made was easy to follow, gave some great tips (which I even learned something new) and had options for vegetables medleys to use basedRead more
I receive a lot of cooking/food website newsletters. I would say on an on average day I will receive between 7-10 newsletters from different sites. What I find hilariously funny is the vast difference from the theme of the newsletters from Christmastime to January 1st. Prior to New Year the recipes are all decadent andRead more
One pot wonder meals, they seem to be the modern day once loved, now loathed casserole. The idea for one pot wonder meals is simple, cook your entire meal using only one pot! For kitchens without dishwashers, like my own, one pot wonders mean quick and easy clean up! If you look on the internetRead more
I love when I get to try out new cooking tools and appliances for the first time. In this next recipe I had to purchase a Chinese bamboo steamer basket. Well actually I have been eyeing these steamer baskets every time I shop at my Asian grocery store MultiFood, this next recipe gave me theRead more
Well, as luck would have it now that our unseasonably warm weather has left us the next cookbook on my shelf is a grilling cookbook. Also as luck would have it, after getting home late for work I found the propane of my grill was empty. (Actually I think that last one was actually luckRead more
Another new for me in this next blog post, brining! I’ve never really brined before but seemed like a good time as any to try out brining. Brining is similar to marinating. You place your meat in a liquid for a certain amount of time. Except when a marinade tends to be more ofRead more
As my quest to advance my culinary abilities continues I find I have begun to use and like cuts of meat which I might have overlooked before. I use to like to eat chicken breasts, and by chicken breasts I mean the boneless/skinless version. As my culinary abilities continue to improve I have found myRead more
A few months ago my friend Pam and I took a cooking class at The Chef Next Door in Walkerville. One of the dishes featured was duck confit. For those of you who were like me about 6 months ago and don’t know what confit means meat cooked in it’s own rendered fat. It soundsRead more
Onto the final recipe I made a few weekends back. When opened the next cookbook I knew why I had tagged this next recipe originally. Years ago I was watching a cooking show and there was a mom and two daughters who sold their chicken adobo, a Filipino dish, in a food hall. They were asked the recipe soRead more
I recently read an article about how to be a better cook. One of the things the article talked about is how you should read the recipe in it’s entirety before even starting to cook. This is something that I do for every recipe I make. Actually I tend to read a recipe several times. IRead more
One of the things I am finding as I am going though my cookbook project is that it doesn’t really seem like all published recipes in cookbooks are actually ever tested prior to being published. My next recipe falls into on of those recipes that I don’t think was ever tested…or even proof read. SadlyRead more