Well folks, I auditioned for Masterchef Canada! It came as a bit of a surprise when I woke up to a call from a casting agency, telling me they were impressed with my audition video, and wanted me to come to Calgary to audition for the show! I had actually applied last year, and didn’t hear anything back at that point, so it was quite unexpected when I received a call from the show. Of course, not wanting to pass up a good opportunity, I made plans to road trip it to Calgary for the audition! Now all I had to do, was figure out something delicious to prepare for my audition…
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Fried, left overs
Tagged buttermilk, buttermilk biscuits, Chicken, coleslaw, fancy fried chicken, fried chicken, leftover fried chicken, leftovers, masterchef, masterchef canada, recipe
I recently went from having never made fried chicken, to making it four times in about a week and a half, thanks to one of my recent adventures – auditioning for Masterchef Canada! Yup, I’m gonna try and get on a TV show! I will go over more details in my next post, when I post the actual recipe I made for the audition, which you may have guessed, includes all of the recent recipes I have posted – biscuits, mayo, coleslaw, and now fried chicken!
This fried chicken is amazing! The recipe is adapted from the fried chicken dish at Ayden Kitchen & Bar, so you know it’s gotta be good! It has tons of flavour, and makes a super tender chicken, with delicious crispy skin.
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Fried, Lunch
Tagged buttermilk, buttermilk fried chicken, Chicken, deep fried, deep fry, fried chicken, how to deep fry chicken, how to fry chicken, how-to, picnic, recipe, southern, southern fried chicken
The perfect sidekick to any picnic gathering, this coleslaw builds off of the previous post for Homemade Mayonnaise, using it as the base for the coleslaw dressing. I’m going to keep it classic with this coleslaw, using cabbage, carrot, and chives for some subtle onion flavour.
Posted in Side, Vegetable
Tagged cabbage, classic coleslaw, coleslaw, easy coleslaw, fried chicken, how to make coleslaw, Mayo, picnic, purple cabbage, savoy cabbage
The making of homemade mayonnaise is a truly wonderful thing to behold. Whisk oil into egg yolk, and VOILA, you have a magical sauce that makes so many things delicious! After you make this recipe, you will have very little desire to use store bought mayo again! It takes about five minutes to make, uses common ingredients, and is incredibly creamy and delicious, so let’s get to whisking!
This stuff is like spreading crack on your biscuits. It may become very difficult to stop eating whatever is lucky enough to be lathered in this delicious “butter”! You could just spread butter on your bread, then honey, and sprinkle cinnamon after, but why not just take a second, whip all this together into one delicious spread?
I highly recommend it.
Posted in Bread, breakfast, Condiment
Tagged butter, buttermilk biscuits, cinnamon, honey, honey butter, honey cinnamon butter, honey cinnamon spread, how to make honey cinnamon butter, recipe
My favourite kind of recipes are those that are easy, yet impressive, and buttermilk biscuits definitely meet that criteria! They take about 30 minutes start to finish, they use common household baking ingredients, and the smell/taste of freshly baked biscuits is amazing! What better way than a video, to show you how easy they are!
I actually shot and edited the majority of this video over a year ago, but for whatever reason I never completely finished it. Fortunately I was making biscuits last night, so I decided it was time to wipe off the cyber-dust it was collecting, finish the video, and finally post the damn thing!
Posted in Bread, Dessert, Dinner, Easy, How To, Side, Video
Tagged biscuits, buttermilk, buttermilk biscuits, buttermilk biscuits video, easy, homemade, how to bake biscuits, how to make biscuits, how to make buttermilk biscuits, recipe, recipe video
Barbecue season is here! To celebrate, Carlene and I were asked to talk about barbecuing on CBC Radio’s Saskatoon morning show, and to share some barbecue recipes that differed from the usual steak and burgers. Although we already have a fair bit of unique BBQ recipes on the blog, it got me thinking about the other things I have barbecued but never blogged.
I love grilling squash, veggies, fruit, grilled cheese, you name it, I’ll grill it! With all those on my mind, I settled on making something with grilled peaches. That way I could incorporate it into a main dish, as well as a dessert!
Posted in Barbecue, Chicken, Dinner, Fruit, Grilled, Lunch, Salad
Tagged arugula, Barbecue, barbecued chicken, chicken breast, Goat Cheese, grilled chicken, grilled peaches, peach, Prosciutto, recipe, walnut
Continuing on with grilled peaches, I present the perfect summer dessert! Warm peaches, sweet honey, vanilla ice cream, candied walnuts, and fresh herbs, does it get any better!? I don’t know! But if it does, I can hardly imagine the glory!
The fact that this dessert is not only super simple, but super delicious, makes it a big winner in my books! It’s summer. You want to relax, have some drinks, chat with friends. Not slave away over a dessert all day!
Posted in Barbecue, Dessert, Easy, Fresh herbs
Tagged Barbecue, dessert, easy, peaches, peaches and ice cream, recipe, summer, walnut
When I first saw this recipe in Bon Appetit, it was so strange, I couldn’t not try it. I showed it to my room-mates, Celeste and Ross, and we were all intrigued enough to test it out.
Of course, we couldn’t just leave the recipe alone, so we added a fried egg, and the results were quite amazing! After eating it, we realized this toast actually made perfect sense! It had a lot of flavours typically used in Asian cuisine, with its use of peanut, sriracha, green onion, cilantro, and lime.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Egg, Lunch
Tagged bon appetit, cilantro, fried egg, peanut butter, recipe, sriracha, sriracha and peanut butter toast, toast
I’m gonna go right ahead and say that I have the best room-mates ever! Nathan is an executive chef, Ross is a cook, and Celeste is a pastry Chef. Needless to say, some pretty awesome culinary happenings have a tendency of going down here!
Thanks to Celeste’s sourdough starter she calls “Fester”, we have a steady supply of fresh sourdough bread being baked up every few days. Last night as Celeste made a couple loaves, she did some experimentation with one of them, and added sesame seeds. Not only did it turn out delicious, but it inspired me to create an “Asian Steak Sandwich”, which was not only beautiful, but delicious!
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Steak
Tagged asian, asian steak sandwich, Barbecue, bok choy, cilantro, hoisin, recipe, Sandwich, sesame, sriracha, Steak, steak sandwich