Tag Archives: dill

Fried Egg on Sourdough, Swiss Chard, Goat Cheese, & Herbs

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After years (and years, and years…) of reaping the benefits of my mother’s gardening efforts, I finally started a garden in my own backyard this year. Needless to say, I have learned how much work goes into building a garden, and while it has been hard work, it has also been extremely rewarding!  Naturally, having a garden has influenced on my cooking, with all the fresh herbs and vegetables just a few steps out my back door! Along with gardening, I have started making sourdough bread quite frequently (at least once a week), which has resulted in a lot of bread sneaking into my meals as well!

That is where this delicious creation comes along. The other week after weeding the garden, I realized I hadn’t eaten for quite some time, so as per usual, I made a quick fried egg sandwich. Of course, with all the fresh bread, herbs, and vegetables, I had to incorporate some into my sandwich! The results were quite delicious, and it got me thinking about making it again, but classing it up a bit.

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Smoked Salmon Potato Salad

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Here is a recipe I created the same day I made the delicious Smoked Salmon Bagel Grilled Cheese. Given that I wanted to keep things grilled cheese focused during April, I have kept from posting it until now! Although for anybody following me on Instagram, you might remember seeing it!

As I have previously mentioned, I’m not crazy about smoked salmon, often finding it far too pungent, but it’s a whole different story here! Well balanced with a number of other ingredients, namely fresh dill, capers and sour cream, the smoked salmon enters into a beautiful union of flavours!

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The Seared Tuna Melt Grilled Cheese

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Another killer grilled cheese to report here! After buying some tuna for another recipe, it dawned on me that I could take the classic tuna melt, give it my signature twist and turn it into an amazing grilled cheese! And oh boy, was it delicious! Gruyere and cheddar holding it down on the outside, mixed with salty dill pickle, crunchy celery, a bite of fresh dill and green onion here and there, all surrounding the main attraction: Seared Tuna. Toss out your dry flaky canned tuna, there is a new sheriff in town! You’re still getting your beloved flaky tuna, but now it’s nice and moist, flaking off from around the juicy, tender, rare center of your tuna steak. Talk about gourmet grilled cheese!

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Smoked Salmon Bagel Grilled Cheese

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Let this mark the beginning of our month long ode to the almighty Grilled Cheese! As part of National Grilled Cheese Month (possibly the best month ever), we are going to be posting a new grilled cheese EVERY DAY, yes you read that right! Every day tune-in to BS’ in the Kitchen and treat your visual tastebuds to some amazing new grilled cheeses (and THEY WILL be amazing!).

To start things off I present the Smoked Salmon Bagel Grilled Cheese, all the classic flavours of a smoked salmon bagel, with some Gruyere cheese, grilled to perfection! And when I say perfection, I mean it! This sandwich/bagel was amazing! I don’t even like smoked salmon that much, but it paired really well with the Gruyere cheese, I couldn’t get enough! You get the crisp exterior of the bagel, a smooth, creamy layer of cream cheese, a subtle bite from the red onion mixed in with the smokey, nutty flavour from the salmon and Gruyere. Then every couple of bites, there is a burst of pickled-vinegary flavour from the capers and a fresh bite of dill. The ingredients balanced each other so well and made for one unreal grilled cheese!
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Buttermilk Dill Chicken

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Having buttermilk and chicken in my fridge, and after seeing an episode of Michael Smith’s Chef at Home where he marinates chicken in buttermilk, I quickly scanned my surroundings… Surely I wasn’t just watching the Food Network, but it was watching ME…

Well, turns out it wasn’t. But I took it as a sign, and did the next logical thing – marinated my chicken in buttermilk.

Of course, given that I had a few other ingredients I was looking to use up (namely dill), I perused the internets and found an appropriate recipe to guide me.

I know buttermilk is supposed to help make things tender and juicy, but given that I used drumsticks, which are already pretty tender and juicy, I can’t really say how much of a difference it made. But what I can say, is they were DILL-icious (I went there…), they were slightly tangy from the buttermilk and lemon, with a plenty of dill flavour, all complimented by the always wonderful garlic!

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Red Lentil Carrot Soup with Whole Wheat Cheddar Dill Biscuits

If you’ve been ready the blog for the past little while, you’ll know that I’m on a bit of a lentil kick. These little guys are packed with flavour, fibre, protein and vitamins, so what’s not to love! This easy fall soup is just an extension of my love. Two loves actually because it comes from the Kraft ‘What’s Cooking’ Recipe Flyer (I always find great recipe in those!), I slightly altered the recipe, but nothing huge. But let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading

Dill Pickle Grilled Cheese

It seems like its been an eternity since I last posted a grilled cheese recipe, and with JC100 behind us, I’m finally getting back to regular blogging (a.k.a. MORE GRILLED CHEESE!). As mentioned in a previous post, I spent some time at my girlfriend Megan’s family cabin in BC, relaxing and eating lots during the September long weekend. Naturally, conversation drifted towards grilled cheese at some point during our stay, and Megan’s younger cousin Kasane mentioned she always puts pickles in her grilled cheese sandwiches!

PICKLES!?!

Why had I not done this before?? I’ve enjoyed pickles and cheese on several occasions, but never thought to put them in a grilled cheese! This all changed very quickly, as I later made one for Megan, and we both agreed it was a wonderful combination! So here it is folks:
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Roast Chicken with Lemon & Dill | JC100 – Week 8

It’s hard to believe we are already on week eight of the Julia Child celebration. This week’s French cooking assignment was a roasted chicken. Like Bob & I’s other posts, we wanted to jazz things up a bit so we did a lemon dill roasted chicken. Is it possible to ever go wrong with lemon and dill?! This chicken was moist, full of flavour and easy to make! Let’s get to the recipe so you can start cooking it too! Continue reading

Date Night Dinner Menu | Salmon with a Mustard Dill Sauce and Scalloped Potatoes

It’s hard to believe that another Valentine’s Day (or as I like to call it: Singles Awareness Day) has come and gone. This year, a good friend of mine, Chantal, has her fiance away at Police School so I invited her over so she wouldn’t have to be alone on the day of love and let’s face the facts – I love cooking for people! Even more when they do the dishes after! I wanted to make a meal that was healthy, yet filling, delicious and relatively quick to make. I settled on a Mustard Dill Salmon, Scalloped Potatoes, a Fresh Greens Salad and Pavlova for dessert. This recipe is also a bit different in terms of BS in the Kitchen Recipes, because this is almost a full dinner menu. Continue reading

Fried Pickles

I first saw fried pickles awhile back and thought, what a strange, but interesting combination that was. Since then and more recently my eyes have come across more fried pickles and figured what the heck, they would be easy to make and I have all the ingredients so let’s try ‘em! After texting Carlene and telling her about the next blog recipe I was going to make, it became clear we share the same brainwaves. She responds “I just bought all the ingredients to make those!”, well sister, looks like I beat you to the punch! BUT maybe we will get lucky and she will do a bit of a twist and share her recipe too!

Anyways.

Let’s get to this recipe. It was strange but tasty (as evidenced by the empty bowl  I found myself with afterwards…).
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