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…

ALL-BRAN MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Moe likes bran cereal so I have started to make him bran muffins. A favourite is Honey Bran Muffins. I found a photo of a chocolate cake made from All-Bran, baked in the microwave. Unfortunately it was a diet version which I wasn’t looking for. But I liked the general idea, so I made a…

Pork and Green Beans with a Spicy Black Bean Sauce

  Like most stir fries, I just wing it. This is the basic outline and can be adapted using beef or chicken  and adjusting seasoning to suit your own taste.   1 pork tenderloin, thinly sliced ShaoHsing rice wine cornstarch sesame oil   Green Beans 1 White Onion small sweet red pepper 1 Garlic Clove…