Roasting Peppers

It is very easy to roast peppers. If you have a gas range you can place the peppers right on the burner. Or roast them on a hot grill, turning as they blacken or they can be roasted using the oven broiler. The broiler is my least favourite way. Once roasted place in a bag…

Sole for the Soul

I’m making an effort, to cook more fish. Moe loves all fish. Me? Not so much. The only fish that I can honestly say I enjoy is halibut. Petrale Sole is almost always available fresh and I don’t mind it. And it is a fish that can be fried, poached, baked, stuffed, etc. We had…

Making do with what’s on hand…….

Too lazy to go out today so I made do with what I had on hand. Pulled Lamb shanks out of the freezer. Browned, seasoned with salt and pepper, sauted onions and garlic, added beef broth and a squirt of tomato paste, covered and cooked in a 350°F oven until almost tender. Added cubed rutabaga…

Pulled from the Freezer

Started my four day work schedule yesterday. Decided on something simple for dinner, because I also wanted to bake bagels last night. I still had some of the perogies I made a few weeks back, in the freezer so they became dinner. Fried up some side pork and onions to go with them. I posted…

Greek – Pork Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki Orange, Onion and Kalamata Olive Salad Another work day meal. One that can be put together in about an hour. Pork Souvlaki served with rice and a Orange, Onion and Kalamata Olive Salad. I thought I had feta cheese and had planned to make a Greek Salad, but apparently I thought wrong. So…

Fresh Picked Asparagus

Freshed picked Asparagus Another taste of spring. Stopped at a local asparagus farm and bought two pounds of fresh picked asparagus. The pickers had just empty their baskets and the asparagus was given a quick wash before it was weighed. Doesn’t get any fresher than that.

Tex-Mex

Pork Carnitas Roasted Tomato Salsa Guacamole Mexican was on the menu here tonight. Pork Carnitas in homemade corn tortillas and served with pinto beans and guacamole. Washed down with Sangria. The pinto beans were put on to simmer in the morning. The beans had been soaked overnight. And I roasted tomatoes on the grill for…

Greek Ribs

Greek is one of our favourite cuisines. Tonight’s dinner was Greek Ribs. Yesterday I pre-salted two small racks of baby back ribs and today seasoned them with garlic, and oregano and lemon. I got home from work about 5:15 and turned on the grill. The ribs went on the grill about 5:30 and we were…

Easter Ham Dinner

Served early. On Friday. I had Friday off work so I decided to bake our ham on Good Friday instead of Easter Sunday. I’m a purist when it comes to ham. I don’t like glazes of any kind. Usually I buy a bone in ham, but this one was a boneless one from my favourite…