In 2011 my wife and I decided to take a trip out to Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, specifically the city of Kelowna. As part of that trip, we went on a wine tour. It was the first time I had ever been to a winery and I wasn't sure what to expect. Right away … Continue reading Traversing the Okanagan Valley: The Beginning
Last night I got the opportunity to cook perhaps a once in a lifetime meal. The deal was I was given: Prawns, Scallops, Scampi Tails, & NY Strip Loins as the main ingredients. It was up to me to come up the dish itself. I felt good about the scallops, prawns, and the NY strip loins … Continue reading How To Boil a Frog?
There's just something about Pizza! It's easy, you can make it as simple or as complex as you want. It can be the starter before a main dish or it can be the main dish itself. You can eat it with a knife and fork or with your hands. It can be crafted to fit … Continue reading Chicken & Spinach Pizza
By now I’m sure you’re aware of the hype surrounding Kale, one of the new superfoods. You see it on restaurant menu’s everywhere, Jugo Juice has 6 different drinks with Kale in them, and grocery stores are prominently displaying in their produce aisle. I like Kale, it’s got more texture than a lot of … Continue reading Spicy Pork & Kale Soup
What do you get when you take sliced potatoes add in some smoked bacon, onions, creme fraiche, and then melt cheese over the top....you get TARTIFLETTE! I had never heard of Tartiflette before, but last year my wife went over to France for five weeks for as part of an extensive French language program. In … Continue reading TARTIFLETTE..The first attempt
The late comic John Pinette once claimed that "salad isn't food.....it was a promissory note that food will soon arrive". I can picture the type of salad John Pinette is referring to in his comment above. Pieces of green lettuce limply arranged on a plate with cucumber pieces and a couple slices of tomato strewn about. … Continue reading Roasted Beet & Arugula Salad
Last year when I was flipping through an issue of Bon Appetite magazine, I came across a recipe for Spicy Pork Noodle soup that called for Mustard Greens. The article mentioned that if you couldn't find Mustard Greens, then Kale would do as a substitute. Since I couldn't find Mustard Greens I made the soup … Continue reading Cajun Chicken Kale Caesar Salad…..
After a hiatus from food and wine festivals the wife and I decided that it was time to get back on the horse so to speak. So we decided to check out this years' Winefest presented by Sobey's Liquor & Safeway Wine & Spirits. This years' event featured over 70 different participating wineries and it was great … Continue reading Attending Winefest 2016
Several years back I was out of town on a business trip and was wandering downtown looking for somewhere to go for dinner. I stopped at one particular restaurant and had a quick browse of the menu in the window. Most of the menu was what you would expect but there was one dish listed that … Continue reading It’s Not Take Out, It’s Pad Thai!
It's Friday night, it's been a really long week and your tired. What do you do? Do you fight the crowds and try and go out for dinner? Maybe round up the crew and head out for beers & wings? Perhaps it's a night of cocktails and dancing? Well if your anything like my wife … Continue reading Friday Night Pizza Feast