Saturday, 29 November 2014

Turkey Pot Pie- Left over turkey?

Thanksgiving- Is your family standing around with the leftover stuffed refrigerator, door open, asking, "what do we have to eat?" You standing there still dazed from weeks of planning, preparing and presenting a Thanksgiving dinner fit for the King and his family? Are  they in a "Turkey Stupor"? Did they eat so much their eyes are clogged with turkey gravy? What is wrong with my family?

Friday, 21 November 2014

Perfect Mashed potatoes with Three Onion Butter - Just in time for Gobble Gobble!

I was surprised to hear one of the trainers at my gym say that he prefers instant mashed potatoes from a box rather than the real thing! I thought to myself – he needs a few tips on how to make perfect (real) mashed potatoes!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Jamaica Inn Cheese and Potato soup

Last February on our annual holiday to Jamaica Inn, Chef Maurice Henry served us a delicious Cheese and potato soup. I was blown away by the deliciousness of this soup and found myself licking up every last drop. I later cornered Chef Maurice and asked if he would share his recipe. He did!!! Yay!! A few months later, I received the recipe in my e-mail. Thank you Chef Maurice Henry.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Vegetarian Lasagna

I have a lot of favorite recipes that I like to make, my Meat Lasagna is one of Wee Bears favorites. A lot of my favorites I have carefully crafted on my own, tweaking and adjusting, trying to perfect over time - adding a little something here, a little something there. I have mostly chosen these recipes based on the positive feedback that I have received from Wee Bear, family and friends. Each time I knead the dough or caramelize the onions, each time I make one of these recipes for the 10th, 15th, or 30th time, I can feel history shaping. For an actor it may be the performance of a lifetime, for a poet the perfect sonnet, for a scientist, winning the Nobel prize, but for me...... I'm assuming many others are out there! It will be my signature recipes that I am remembered for........ along with a few other things!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Spiced Apple Sidecar

It is always a mystery to certain members of my family what cocktail I might order when we are out to dinner. Most of my family have their drink and that's it, year round.....Borrrrring! To me there are certain flavors that are really only appropriate at certain times of the year. For example, a passion fruit and coconut swizzle is just not done in November. A wonderful drink, for sure, however, not when it's cold out. On the flip side, eyebrows would be raised if you were to offer a maple and cinnamon Old-Fashioned in July. To me it's just not right. So, now that the evening is bringing us a little chill in the air and daylight's a fleeting thing, lets make a Fall drink that will warm us up. Thanksgiving is around the corner quickly followed by Christmas, this is  when those rich, warming spice flavors come in favor.