FRENCH ONION SOUP

This recipe is from Epicurious – Our Favourite French Onion Soup. I made the broth from scratch. Roasting beef bones with vegetables and then simmering for a number of hours. Very rich broth. Our Favorite French Onion Soup From Epicurious IngredientsServes 4 as a main (or 6 as an appetizer)5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided1 tablespoon…

SMOKED CHICKEN

I decided to smoke a whole chicken yesterday, early evening. Just a small bird. I don’t have a “smoker” but I have a pellet tube and a gas grill. Rather than use pellets in the tube I filled it with wood chips. Mesquite. Moe loved the flavour. He ate the two wings before bed last…

ANOTHER PIZZA AND BAGUETTE BAKE

Started a Biga Saturday morning and made the dough that evening. Dough went immediately into the fridge and came out this afternoon around 2:00. Left on the counter until 5:30 and then divided the dough in to four portions for baguettes and two for pizza. One was large enough for Matt to make his own…

PIZZA IN THE OONI KODA 16

I’ve had my Ooni for just over a year. I only used it a couple of times while I waited for the accessories I ordered to arrive. Everything related to Ooni seemed to be out of stock and I had to wait a couple of months for the Perforated Peel. I didn’t really like the…

HOMESTYLE WHITE BREAD

Edited my original Homestyle White Bread recipe. Basic changes were to use water instead of milk and add a couple of eggs. Was a big hit with both Moe and Matthew. Makes two large loaves. Perfect for French Toast. Homestyle White Bread 1000 g of bread flour700 g of water10 g of yeast2 tablespoons honey27…

CHICKEN PERIGORD

Made Moe one of our favourite dinners tonight. Chicken Breasts Perigord. I’ve been making this dish for over 30 years. Boneless chicken breasts with a mushroom duxelles stuffed under the skin. With a peppercorn port sauce. Boneless chicken breasts with skin left on. With Mushroom Duxelles stuffed under the skin. Chicken Breasts Perigord Source: Lucy…

Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce

Braised Lamb Shanks in a red wine sauce served with Duchess Potatoes, rutabaga, zucchini and carrot.Got the dish started before leaving for work. Lamb was browned and in the sauce. Moe just had to put the pan in the oven late this afternoon. All I had to do after work was make the mashed potatoes…

GREEN PEPPERCORN STEAK

This is one of our favourite ways to prepare a steak dinner. Peppercorn Steak No real recipe  – just salt the steaks,  ( use either beef tenderloin or  New York Strip steaks)  and rub with fresh garlic, and, coat with lots of coarse black pepper.Soak a tablespoon or two of green peppercorns in hot chicken…

A CATCH UP POST – SEAFOOD

I haven’t posted much to the blog this summer. So I’m going to do a few “catch-up posts” Starting with all the fish/seafood we have been eating this summer. All from @Walcan Seafood. Delivered to the door. June 3rd – Sablefish (Black Cod) in a ginger soy glaze. Halibut is my favourite fish but Sablefish…

Gazpacho Prawn Cocktail

I made a Mexican Style Prawn Cocktail for Moe tonight. A kind of gazpacho with small cubes of cucumber, green pepper, jalapeno, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, cilantro, avocado, a splash of clamato juice, salt, pepper and fresh squeezed lime juice.Spot prawns marinated for about 15 minutes in minced garlic, hot red pepper flakes, olive oil…