Pasta Puttanesca with Gorgonzola Garlic Bread

This is our favourite garlic bread. Lots of butter and garlic and Gorgonzola cheese to put it over the top. Served with Pasta Puttanesca.One of the easiest pastas to make. Pasta Puttanesca This is one of those sauces that you don’t really need an exact recipe for. Made to personal taste. olive oil5 or 6…

Catch Up Post

A few of our recent meals. Moe’s favourite Caesar Salad.I’ve been making this Caesar Salad for him for 35 years. Recipe With a Grilled Tenderloin Filet Parisienne Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans. Slow Roasted Prime Rib Bones with individual Potato Gratins.Recipe Roasted a small turkey breast.  Sides mashed potatoes and mashed rutabaga. Leftover turkey breastHot…

Curry Dinner

I had a craving for a curry dinner.    Decided to make Curry Chicken, Aloo Gobi, Rice Pilaf and homemade Chapati. Not a very pretty dinner, but very tasty. I would prefer Naan, but it is impossible to make Naan at home and have it taste like it just came out of a  Tandoori Oven….

Valentine’s Day Dinner

I decided, rather late afternoon on Thursday, that I would make pizza for our Valentine’s Day dinner. So, Thursday afternoon I started a batch of dough. Half the dough went into the fridge to be used to make the pizza and with the other half I made three rustic baguettes. The last baguette came out…

More Sourdough Bread

On Monday, I fed my sourdough starter and made  a sourdough biga and a sourdough levain. The Biga went into Monday’s Bagels  and the Levain into a bread dough. The dough went into the fridge Monday and  was left there until early Wednesday morning. Took the dough out of the fridge and left it on…

Sourdough Bagels

These bagels are Moe’s favourite. Using my regular bagel recipe, I turned them into Sourdough Bagels. Gave Moe the option of a Prime Rib dinner or bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese. The bagels won. Bagels are easy to make. Check out my  Bagel Pictorial NOTE:  I now make this recipe by hand using…

Sourdough Baking

My sourdough starter is going strong. Last week I baked sourdough baguettes and  sourdough rye cocktail bread. Perfect topped with smoked salmon. For the Rye bread,  I adapted a recipe I found on the  blog Wild Yeast.   I followed the basic recipe but added a sour dough Biga   made with 2 ounces of starter, 1…

Porterhouse Steak for Two

Sterling Silver Porterhouse Steak  Presalted 36 hours before grilling. Tenderloin and Strip Loin Two steaks in one. Served with garlicy mashed potatoes, mushrooms androasted Parmesan broccoli and zucchini. The tenderloin Sauteed Mushrooms.

Mexican – Pork Chile Verde

Pork Chile Verde served with   homemade flour tortillas and black beans. The beans were put on to simmer the same time as the pork. I like to serve the chile verde over cheese filled tortillas but it can also be served in a bowl with the tortillas on the side. We had the leftovers for…

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Another batch of Sourdough bread. One round loaf and two pizzas.   Pizza #1 Topped with spicy Italian sausage and sauteed mushrooms. Thin crust,  maybe an 1/8th of an inch thick but with a puffy rim. My favourite pizza so far .  Baked using Ken Forkish’s method.  Pizza #2  Pizza Margherita We were too full to…