New Year’s Eve

Again keeping with a tradition Moe and I started before we were married, we had lobster. After moving to the west coast, we vary between lobster and Dungeness Crab. This year I made Lobster Newburg with homemade puff pastry. I used Deana Sidney’s recipe which can be found on her blog Lost Past Remembered I…

Between Christmas and New Years

Low on bread so made two batches of dough. One for baguettes and one for Pizza. The bread was baked same day and the Pizza dough was given two days in the fridge. Still waiting for the table I ordered for the Ooni so this pizza was still baked on the grill. Spatchcocked a little…

Holiday Meals

Keeping with our tradition we had Tourtiere Christmas Eve. Moe loves Chile Sauce with his but I like gravy so the night before I roasted a small pork roast just for the gravy. Two years ago I used our own tomatoes to make the Chile Sauce and canned a few jars. Still had one left…

Green Peppercorn Steak

I bought a whole strip loin recently. Shopping while on my way to work. I cut it into five thick steaks, each big enough for two, one slightly smaller steak and a roast. I wasn’t I made Moe one of his favourite meals with the smaller steak. Green Peppercorn Steak. Roasted potato wedges cooked in…

Pizza Night and Baguette Bake

Made this dough Sunday night for pizza this week. I was expecting the Ooni Pizza oven to arrive Monday and I would give it a test drive. But it didn’t arrive. So, when it was obvious that it wasn’t arriving Tuesday either, I took the dough out of the fridge and we made pizza. Cooked…

Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Dinner and same day bread bake. Started another 1000g dough in the morning and baked same day. Eight baguettes. Six regular and two Cheddar. Small Prime Rib for dinner. Presalted the day before and left to air dry uncovered in the fridge. Roasted on high heat. Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and buttered peas….

Baguettes and Boules

Yesterday’s bake. Same day. Last loaf came out of the oven around 9:00 PM and I started the dough in the morning around 5:30 AM.Discard from sourdough feed and 2g of yeast. 1000g flour at 80%. Left it out all day while I was at work and it was ready to go when I got…

Quick Puff Pastry

Made a quick puff pasty the other morning and used half the batch on two individual chicken pot pies. Used the remaining pastry to make an Apple Galette this morning. My Favourite Pastry Dough Edited: December/20142 cups all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water,…

Buttery Date Bran Muffins

Moe loves bran muffins. I`ve been trying different recipes recently and this one is my favourite. Buttery Date Bran Muffins. The only thing I did different is add a pinch of salt and a full cup of chopped dates. Moe likes his served warm with butter. I like to spread a little cream cheese on…