Really Simple Tomato Soup (or Sauce!)

Really Simple Tomato Soup (or Sauce!)

Finally the greenhouses are starting again, to produce delicious fresh vegetables. Once…

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Finally the greenhouses are starting again, to produce delicious fresh vegetables. Once spring kicks into action it always surprises me how quickly things come on. Although two weeks ago we were still withstanding blizzards; tomatoes, spinach, peppers and mesclun mix is already coming out of the greenhouses! Personally, I am so so SO happy to have tomatoes back in my life. Tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato sandwiches are some of my favourite things. I figured out this method for making tomato soup – well, a thick tomato soup or a thin tomato sauce with old(er) tomatoes and basic things you have in your fridge, it’s super easy and has a really cool science aspect to it as well!

Braised Thai Coconut Beef Cheeks

Braised Thai Coconut Beef Cheeks

Wow it’s been so long since I’ve posted, where does the time…

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Wow it’s been so long since I’ve posted, where does the time fly? I’m not sure if I mentioned it earlier but I’ve been working at a butcher part time for about five months now. Aside from taking up even more of my time, I am slowly learning the ins and out of butchering. Besides being able to learn a lot more about an industry which I knew very little about, I also have new-found access to meats and parts which I never would have had access too before.

Veggi Stuffed Moose Roulade and Gomae Kale Salad

Veggi Stuffed Moose Roulade and Gomae Kale Salad

Since I’m slowly trying to work my way back from my 2…

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Since I’m slowly trying to work my way back from my 2 month blogging hiatus, I thought I’d start with something I made that I am most particularly proud of. I was given a lean piece of moose steak from one of my customers (did I ever mention how AWESOME my job is??) and racked my brain trying to think what to do with it. I have experience cooking wild game before and I know if you cook it too long it will be tough. The solution was pound the meat out thin so it didn’t have to be cooked long, and add a bit of an asian flair to the theme of the dinner. A thick peanut cream sauce, mushrooms, asparagus and crispy leeks made a delicious flavour and texture combination, with a gomae inspired kale salad from a recent trip to a sushi restaurant. 

Epic Dinner Nights

Epic Dinner Nights

I have a friend who is a really good cook. He’s worked…

I have a friend who is a really good cook. He’s worked in kitchens and as a baker off and on. And lately we’ve been getting together and cooking “epic dinners”. Basically exactly as it sounds… Dreaming up comfort foods and creating dinners of epic proportion.

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

As you once again may have noticed, it has been a long…

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As you once again may have noticed, it has been a long time since I’ve posted. And I have a confession to make, I really don’t want to write this post. Ignoring my blog has really been the metaphorical monkey on my back lately and it was only over the past few days that I really figured out why…