Baked Potatoes for Breakfast

Yesterday was a strange food day.  The first thing I did was put on a pot of Hungarian Goulash to simmer.  I was expecting Matt to come up for dinner and I needed to get an early start because we had a lot planned for the day.  Abby , our Himalayan was going in to…

Moe’s Diner………….. Daily Special

Before heading off to work on Sunday I roasted two small chickens.   Just so I could make hot chicken sandwiches for dinner.   And you can’t have hot chicken sandwiches without homemade fries and of course canned peas.  I know, I’m sorry, but canned peas are a tradition and ALWAYS served on the side with hot…

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…

Sunday and Monday Night Dinners

Both of these dinners are very simple to put together.  The chicken was roasted on high heat and tonight’s pork chops were grilled. The chops were rubbed with fresh garlic, salt, pepper and chipotle pepper so they were a little spicy.  The corn came from our garden and was sweet and tender.   I planted about…

Fish Dinner

I left for work an hour early yesterday morning so I could go to the farmers market. I picked up a number of fresh veggies – green beans, yellow beans, swiss chard, two more pounds of wonderful fresh garlic, zucchini, cauliflower and little fingerling potatoes. We had dinner with Clif, our next door neighbour. I…

Our 30th Anniversary Dinner

Time really does fly when you are having fun. I can’t believe that we have been married for 30 years. And together for 36. Dinner needed to be something special. Chateaubriand Saturday I bought a beautiful piece of beef tenderloin weighing just under 2 1/2 pounds. I presalted it and wrapped it in plastic and…

Caprese Salad- Tomatoes and Boccocini Cheese

The best of the season. A Caprese Salad. Tomatoes and basil fresh picked from our garden. Layered with fresh mozzarella and drizzled with olive oil seasoned with fresh minced garlic, salt and pepper. Served with grilled baby back ribs.

Toasted Bacon and Tomato Sandwich

I made Moe a Toasted Bacon and Tomato Sandwich for breakfast. What better way to use the first tomato from our garden. Early Girl variety

Garlic

Just to show how big this garlic is – compared to an extra large egg. We have an outstanding farmers market in Duncan. It is open every Saturday pretty much year around. But this time of year is when it is at its best. An amazing array of fresh produce to choose from. Many of…