Carbonnade de Boeuf!

Over the years I've come to appreciate a well done slow cooked meal. There's just something about a warm, rich, & hearty meal on a chilly day that feels right. My normal goto for this type of dish is beef short ribs but I recently found myself with a package of stewing beef that I … Continue reading Carbonnade de Boeuf!

Traversing the Okanagan Valley: The Beginning

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

How To Boil a Frog? 

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? 

TARTIFLETTE..The first attempt

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

Roasted Beet & Arugula Salad

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

Cajun Chicken Kale Caesar 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…..

Attending Winefest 2016

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

It’s Not Take Out, It’s Pad Thai!

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!