How does My Garden Grow…………

Last year Moe built me raised garden beds and this year he added a large “Tomato” frame. On June 2nd, I planted a number of different varieties of tomatoes in the box and a few more in pots. July 29th, 2009 Looks like I’m going to have lots of tomatoes. Sweet One MillionsMoney Makers and…

Ribs and Baked Potatoes

The heat wave continues here on the Island. We have had a week now of temperatures up in the mid to high 90°F’s and it is suppose to continue for a few more days. Moe and I went into Victoria today just so we could be in the air conditioned car. We had lunch at…

Cold Lobster Dinner

It has been sooooo hot here the last week and the high temperatures (mid to high 90’s) are going to continue into next week. With no rain in sight. We usually have a mild summer with temperatures in the low to mid 70’s. I’m not complaining. I love hot summers. One of Clif’s friends sent…

Baking on Convection

I’ve never been a big fan of convection baking. I’ve had three ovens (including a Viking) that claimed to be convection but they weren’t “true” convection. They just had a fan in the back of the oven. I found that I had to play around with the temperature and time and it was usually a…

Roast Turkey Dinner in July

I bought a fresh turkey breast Thursday, presalted it and left in in the fridge tightly covered in plastic wrap. Friday morning I removed the plastic and left it in the fridge so it could air dry. Moe had the oven already preheated to 500°F for me when I got home from work. While the…

Mini Raspberry Scones

I made scones for breakfast yesterday. Rather than make 8 large scones I divided the dough and made two rounds and cut each round into 8 scones. You can find the recipe here.

Halibut for Lunch

I bought the halibut for dinner but cooked it for our lunch instead. This is one of my favourite ways to serve halibut – with a Parmesan crust. Served over mashed potatoes and spinach sauted with garlic. Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table Parmesan-Crusted Halibut========================Shared by Lori (Hoopysmom) GardenwebSource:Recipe from Ray’s Boathouse: Seafood Secrets…

Homemade Hamburger Buns

We are having burgers with our neighbours tonight. Rather than buy Kaiser buns (my favourite hamburger bun) I decided I would bake buns instead. I used the recipe from King Arthur Flour but adapted it slightly. Shaped and Rising Ready for the oven Just out of the oven The original recipe had way to much…

Roasting Peppers

It is very easy to roast peppers. If you have a gas range you can place the peppers right on the burner. Or roast them on a hot grill, turning as they blacken or they can be roasted using the oven broiler. The broiler is my least favourite way. Once roasted place in a bag…

Asian Style Black Pepper Prawns

I had nothing special planned for dinner last night and I didn’t feel like going out. So, I pulled some spotted prawns out of the freezer. It only took a few minutes to defrost them. I just turn on the tap and let the water run over them. I looked for a recipe that sounded…