I can eat bagels in the morning, afternoon and evening. Just spread a thick layer of cold cream cheese on a freshly baked bagel topped with poppy or sesame seeds and you have a delicious, warm, chewy meal, fit for a king. Bagels look complicated and I think that’s because people are afraid of the boiling process. They have a hard enough time thinking about baking yeast breads already and now, they have to boil and bake them too. But, in fact they are very easy to make….
Well, it’s that time of the year again when we head to the produce section and find all these strange looking squashes, just sitting there and we all wonder what to do with them. I became a big fan of squash several years ago. As a kid you couldn’t get me to eat one for all the money in the world. Today I can make a whole meal out of one and love it….
BBQ season is in full gear, and we have the bread recipe that will stand toe to toe with the best BBQ sauce you have. This bread is over flowing, and I mean that literally, with cheese, jalapeno peppers and sweet corn, it will be the best tasting bread you’ll have this summer, for sure. This bread recipe is called Corn Jalapeno Lava bread because the cheese oozes out of the top of the bread like lava flowing down the side of a volcano. This recipe makes three small loaves that will be devoured in no time at any family BBQ or picnic. If you make only one bread from scratch in your lifetime you have to go epic and make this one….
My wife and I took off to the Okanagan for a summer holiday and had a wonderful time. I will tell you all about it next week. While there we discovered it was Peach season and of coarse we had to buy a case lot of the most delicious and juicy peaches I have ever eaten. Wow! simply amazing….
Well, as you can see I’m on this roasting kick these days. Everyone loves tomatoes in a sandwich, so why not place roasted tomatoes into the bread itself. I’m using these tasty trio-colored tomatoes. I cut them into wedges with a little crushed garlic, olive oil, thyme and freshly ground salt and pepper then roasted them in a 300 degree over for about 1 hour. This really intensifies the flavor and color of the tomatoes.
I was out shopping at the Organic Grocers awhile back and came across a bag of Teff Grains. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of these beautiful looking tiny grains before? I think it was the color that first caught my eye. These small grains had a mixture of beige, browns and a copper color throughout the bag. They’re about the same size as cornmeal, but not as hard and gritty. My head started coming up with a recipe that would be perfect to use these grains in….
Yahooo!!!! BBQ season has finally come to Vancouver. We planted flowers set up the new BBQ and placed the patio furniture out. Now it’s time to get down to some serious barbecuing. I’m so excited to show you my favorite Hamburger Bun recipe. These have to be the most flavorful Hamburger buns in the world. Well, OK I haven’t tasted all the Hamburger buns in the world, but I bet you these would be at least in the top 5….
Making pizza on the barbecue is fun and delicious. They are very easy and quick to make, which is great when you have company with kids.
I have a pizza dough recipe coming up, but since it’s summer I decided to post this Roman style pizza dough first because it’s perfect for the grill, adding a wonderful smoked flavor to the crust.
Triple Onion and Bacon Buns Mmmm… so good! I’m no cry baby, but sometimes when I slice onions my eyes start to sting and tear up uncontrollably. I have to put down my knife and walk away for a while. I have heard that if you peel the onions then place them in the refrigerator it will help to minimize the release of gas. A very sharp knife can help too. But when you love onions like I do, well, you just have to live with a little discomfort.