Prawn Etouffee

Cajun was on the menu last night.   I made this to share with our neighbours.  Neither Clif or Barb had ever had Etouffee before and both loved it.  In fact Clif declared it one of the best meals I’ve cooked for him. Although the original recipe calls for crawfish, they are hard to find…

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Deep Fried Battered Prawns

We drove down to Victoria today to have lunch with our son and his girlfriend.  It was Matt’s 28th birthday.  I’m so happy that we live close enough to be able to see Matt as often as we want. I had intended to make an Asian style dinner with prawns and rice etc.. but didn’t…

Chicken Souvlaki and Greek Salad

We had dinner with our neighbours – Clif and Barb – last night.   This dinner of  Chicken Souvlaki served with rice and a Greek salad is one  of the easiest and quickest dinners to put together after a long day at work.  Served with a Tzatziki Sauce The chicken breasts are cubed and seasoned with…

Petrale Sole with a Beurre Blanc Sauce

I’ve made a decision to cook fish more often.  Or at least make an effort to cook fish more often. .  But there are so few fish that I really like that it makes it difficult.   Pretale Sole, like Halibut is one fish that I like enough to eat more than once a week.  And,…

Multi National Dinner

Dinner the other night was, for lack of a better description –  “Multi National”. The main course was Oxtails which could be from just about any country. The sides were Spaetzle which can be  German or Hungarian  or  some other eastern European “noodle” and  Fassolakia Iadera  a Greek Green Bean, Zucchini and Potato Stew.  The…

The Sweet and the Savory

A couple of breakfasts this week – Raspberry Scones and Cheese and Chive Biscuits. The Sweet     Thursday’s breakfast.  Scones show up here on the breakfast menu a couple of times a month.  I keep raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in the freezer just for scones. My Favourite Scone Recipe And  The Savory Friday’s Breakfast.   Cheese…

Double Batch of French Bread

Baking bread is my favourite “kitchen” activity on my days off work. I kneaded up a double batch of French bread dough yesterday and stuck it in the fridge until this morning.  It need about three hours to come to room temperature. Once it did it was knocked down and then left to rise a…

Asian Style Chicken Wings with a Spicy Garlic Ginger Sauce

I’m not a big fan of sweet bbq sauces on ribs or wings.  In fact I dislike sweet bbq sauces immensely (sounds nicer than hate).  But I don’t mind garlic honey Asian sauces.  So when I saw these wings on Foodgawker today  I thought I would give them a try.  Like the Ravenous Couple,  who…

Caramel Popcorn with Sea Salt

I found a couple of recipes for Caramel Popcorn on line and they all looked good.  But the one that appealed to me the most was this one from Fare to Remember What appealed to me the most about this recipe was that the ingredients were very similar to my fudge/caramel recipe. Salted Caramel Popcorn…