Anniversary Dinner

We celebrated our 34th Wedding Anniversary today. For dinner I grilled Chicken Breastsand served them with a Grilled Pineapple Salsa. ~ The chicken was presalted on Saturday. Rubbed with fresh garlic and chipotle pepper flakes. Grilled over indirect heat.   ~ For the salsa, I cored and sliced a ripe pineapple. Brushed the rings with…

Weekly Food Diary.

 August 12 to August 19th.  Matt is visiting for a couple days. Last night’s dinner cooked on the grill. Halibut for Moe and I and chicken breast for Matt the fish hater.    Blueberry Waffles I used my favourite buttermilk pancake recipe with the addition of extra flour. With real Maple Syrup. PRINT RECIPE  Ready…

Four Day Fermentation – Bread Dough

Last week (Thursday) I made a double batch of dough to make baguettes and used a little of the dough for a pizza. The remaining dough went into the fridge for a  long cold fermentation. Pulled out of the fridge  at 4:45 AM today and left covered on the counter to come to  room temperature…

Pizza on the Grill

Wanted a pizza but didn’t want to heat up the house with a 550°oven so I placed my oven stone on the grill and preheated it to just over 600°F.  Pizza Margherita Hot off the Grill Simple ingredients. My favourite sauce.  Topped with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. PRINT RECIPE My Pizza Sauce A basic…

Blueberry Season – PART TWO

Another favourite recipe from Canadian Living Magazine.  Blueberry Oatmeal Sqaures Blueberry Oatmeal Squares Source: Canadian Living Magazine August 2007 2-1/2 cups rolled oats (NOT Instant)1-1/4 cups all purpose flour1 cup packed brown sugar1 tablespoon grated orange rind1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup cold butter, cubed Filling 3 cups fresh blueberries1/2 cup granulated sugar1/3 cup orange juice4 tsp….

Blueberry Season – PART ONE

It is blueberry season here on Vancouver Island. I have a number of favourite blueberry recipes that I have shared over the years.I thought I would share them here again. Starting with my favourite Blueberry Pie. This is a pie I’ve been making since the early 1980’s. The recipe is from  “Canadian Living Magazine” ….

Moe’s Breakfast

Starting with homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Served with  Scrambled Eggs and Sausage and fried potatoes. PRINT RECIPE Country Biscuits 2 cups of flour1 Tablespoon of baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup shortening, lard, Crisco or butter (I use butter)1 cup of milk (cream) or buttermilkif using buttermilk add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda) Optional. Add a little sugar…

Homemade Kaiser Rolls

These rolls/buns are very easy to make. So easy that  when I decided late yesterday afternoon  to bake a batch  they were out of the oven in time for dinner. It was a warm day, so the dough doubled in just under an hour. The Kaisers were hand shaped , covered and left to rise…

First Week of August

What we have been eating this week.  Grilled Chicken Breast  With a side of Spaghetti Local tomatoes, garlic and basil. <<<>>> Greek  Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce  and Chickpea Flatbread and Greek Salad <<<>>> My favourite Scones Local Raspberries drizzled with a vanilla butter glaze. <<<>>>   Chicken Stew and Dumplings.Not exactly “summer” food, but…

Prime Rib for Two

I love whole meals  cooked on the grill. And this dinner is one of my favourites. This little two pound prime rib was presalted on Sunday and grilled on Tuesday. Taken off the grill when the internal temperature was 112°F and left to rest while the vegetables finished cooking, To serve, I just removed the…