Pork, garlic and Basil Meatballs

My new favourite meatballs. Oh my………..these are sooooo good. Moe pronounced them “Fabulous”. These meatballs were influenced by a recipe I found on The Hungry Mouse’s Blog for Basil, Garlic and Pork burgers, I saw Hungry Mouse’s picture of the Burgers on Food Gawker and although I thought that they looked and sounded really good,…

Moe’s Birthday Dinner

Moe requested Beef Tenderloin Kabobs for his birthday dinner. A meal that I have been making for him for over 30 years. The original recipe came from a Detroit newspaper. This morning before leaving for work, I cut the tenderloin into nice size cubes and rubbed them with garlic, fresh chopped rosemary, salt, pepper and…

Halibut in an Asian Style Broth

Keeping with my resolution to try and cook fish more often, I prepared Halibut for dinner last night. Tried something a little different. Found a few recipes where the fish was poached in a seasoned broth. Many of the recipes called for honey, something that I wouldn’t like. I am not a fan of anything…

Asparagus, Chive and Tomato Frittata

We ate the cream cheese filled muffins with out morning coffee so I didn’t get around to making any real food until after noon. I made an Asparagus, Tomato and Chive Frittata. Steamed the asparagus first. Mixed up 6 eggs with a little cream, salt, pepper, chopped tomato, chives and a handful of mozzarella cheese….

Cream Cheese Filled White Chocolate Muffins

I never make cupcakes. Muffins yes, but never cupcakes. Until today. Maybe I will just call these muffins anyway. I had some cream cheese filling leftover from yesterday’s cream cheese danish. Went looking for a chocolate muffin recipe to which I could add the cream cheese. Found a recipe on another blog that sounded promising….

A Wing Night

I spent more time in the kitchen baking yesterday than I did making dinner. Went for something easy – chicken wings. A few hours before dinner I pureed two large cloves of garlic on the microplane, added a little salt, lots of fresh coarsely ground black pepper, hot red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and a…

And the Fun Continues………..

Along with the Danish I baked four loaves of French bread. I try to bake bread on at least one of my days off. It freezes well and is so much better than what I can buy. Bread is basically pretty cheap to make, but to buy a decent loaf of artisan bread is anywhere…

Fun in the Kitchen

My favourite kind of day. One spent in the kitchen. Baked individual cream cheese danish. Rather than the dough that I normally use for Cream Cheese Danish, I used the Tart au Sucre (Sugar Yeast Cake) dough. Very much like a Brioche dough. After the dough had risen, I divided it into two pieces. Rolled…

Italian Night

We had big bowls of spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner tonight. I put the pot of sauce on to simmer early in the afternoon. Moe put in a request for my Gorgonzola Garlic Bread. I hadn’t made it for him in awhile. We lived in Dunkirk, NY for a couple of years and we…

Prawns with Lemon Pesto

While the local spotted prawns are in season we will probably have them once a week. Yesterday, Clif and Barb, our wonderful neighbours, picked up five pounds of live prawns at the Cowichan Bay docks. Clif cleaned them so that, when I got home from work, I mixed up a lemon pesto and tossed the…