Pork and Green Beans with a Spicy Black Bean Sauce

  Like most stir fries, I just wing it. This is the basic outline and can be adapted using beef or chicken  and adjusting seasoning to suit your own taste.   1 pork tenderloin, thinly sliced ShaoHsing rice wine cornstarch sesame oil   Green Beans 1 White Onion small sweet red pepper 1 Garlic Clove…

Roast Rack of Pork

Moe’s breakfast. Another dinner that didn’t get cooked the night before, that cooked in the morning instead. I was going to make mashed potatoes, but just par boiled them, drained and put them back in the pot and shook them over the heat to rough up the sides and then instead of roasting I just…

Apple Dumplings

I don’t really have a recipe for Apple Dumplings. I’m happy to share the basics. I used my regular pastry dough made with all butter. And I divided it into four pieces and shaped into small discs. Refrigerated the dough for an hour. I peeled the apples and cored from the top to within a…

Pastry Crust

My basic pastry crust. Works for both sweet and savory pies. Butter Lard Pastry Crust Edited: December/2014 2 cups all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water, or more as needed pinch of baking powder (something that my grandmother always did) NOTE:  Or use all…

Stracciatella Soup

This is a very simple soup to make.  Just a few simple ingredients.  No need to measure.  Just adjust to suit your own taste.Stracciatella Soup==================Pot of homemade chicken broth2 cloves of garlicBunch of Baby Spinach2 (or more) eggs beatenParmesan cheeseOptional, add some fresh grated nutmeg and/or some fresh lemon zest Bring pot of broth to…

SPANISH TAPA – GARLIC PRAWNS

6 Tablespoons olive oil4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined2 tablespoons of chicken broth2 tablespoons lemon juicesalt2 Tablespoons minced parsley Italian or French Bread cut into cubes Heat the oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large, shallow pan. When the…

Rhubarb Platz (Coffee Cake)

Rhubarb Platz ============= Edited from The Province Newspaper This is a Mennonite coffee cake. 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup cream 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 to 3 cups of Rhubarb cut into 1/4″ slices. Approximately 3 medium stalks. 1-1/2 cups flour…

First Rhubarb Pie of the Season

I look forward to the first  Rhubarb Pie of the season. I have two rhubarb patches that are doing really well. This one I planted about 11 or 12 years ago and the other one was planted five or six years ago.   This is my favourite pie. And I have used this recipe for  over…