This months issue of Bon Appetit is really appealing to my taste-buds! I’ve done the Chicken & Dumplings, the Peanut Butter-Sriracha Toast (which I tried out of pure curiosity and it was actually delicious), and now this pork chop. Not to mention a number of other recipes that have piqued my interest. In my efforts to reduce the amount of meat I keep in my freezer, I will be on a steady diet of pork chops and chicken until it’s all gone!
Last night after thawing out a pork chop, I realized I had some fennel in the fridge, along with a butternut squash puree that I thought would all go perfectly together. Recalling the Fennel Crusted Pork Chop recipe from Bon Appetit, I gave it a go with a few alterations!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Potato
Tagged bon appetit, butternut squash, Fancy, fennel, fennel crusted pork chop, Pork, pork chop, Potatoes, puree, recipe
I have had visions of creating a salad in this style for quite some time and finally got around to actually doing it the other day! Along with fancying up the presentation of a watermelon salad, I wanted to try marinating watermelon and this was the perfect opportunity!
Initially I had plans to add some baby arugula into the dish, unfortunately when I went to the grocery store they were all out, so I just had to make do without it!
This salad really transforms the watermelon into a savoury dish that felt surprisingly hearty! Marinating the watermelon adds subtle hints of lemon, honey and balsamic to the freshness of the watermelon, and pairing it with the feta, mint, bacon and red onion makes it much more savoury. Topping it all of with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of needed acidity and a nice tang!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Fruit, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Bacon, Balsamic, cheese, easy, Fancy, Feta, fruit, marinated watermelon, mint, recipe, red onion, Salad, summer, vinegar, watermelon, watermelon salad
I have been wanting to try making stuffed skin chicken breasts for several months now, and had purchased the chicken, put it in the freezer, but never gotten around to making it until now. Since I had just gotten back from Jamaica, my fridge was a void of empty space, and so began the raid of my freezer. After pulling out the chicken, I scavenged through my fridge and pantry, and was able to pull together some pretty wonderful ingredients, coming up with this tasty recipe! Not bad if I do say so myself!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Potato
Tagged Bacon, baked, Chicken, chicken breast, easy, Fancy, impressive, mushroom, oven, pine nut, Potato, roast chicken, skin-on chicken, stuffed, stuffed skin, stuffed skin chicken
Time is flying by with the Julia Child 100 year celebration and it’s already onto week 4! This time with the fancy and filling Salad Nicoise [nee-SWAHZ]. With each assignment Carlene and I receive, we try to stay true to the recipe, but add a little extra flare if possible! This week is no exception. Instead of piling a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, we wanted to use some great fresh tuna and a different plating style to class things up a bit!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Fish, Fresh herbs, JC100, Lunch, Potato, Salad, Seafood, Side, Vegetable
Tagged 100, anchovies, anchovy, birthday, boiled, capers, celebration, child, egg, Fancy, french, hard, jc100, julia, lettuce, nicoise, olive, parsley, pesto, plating, Salad, tomato, tuna
Since we had a frost warning yesterday, I went out to the garden in my backyard to help my Mother pick all of the tomatoes, peppers and zucchinis so we had plenty of fresh vegetables in the house! After picking a few massive zucchinis I figured it was necessary use them in my lunch somehow, and thus this recipe was born!
Posted in breakfast, Egg, Fried, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged breaded, egg, Fancy, Fried, garden, lunch, mozzarella, open faced, Panko, Sandwich, tomato, vegetable, zucchini
I tasted this salad the other night while out for dinner at McNally Robinson’s restaraunt “Prairie Ink” (a great local place with great ambiance and occasionally vibrant live music) and decided that I had to try making it at home. After a quick trip to Sobey’s, I was armed with my ingredients and ready to recreate this delicious, fresh and light salad.
Posted in Healthy, Salad
Tagged Blue, cheese, dressing, Fancy, green, healthy, home, homemade, leaf, made, pear, pecan, quick, Salad, Vinaigrette
Continuing on with the asparagus theme, I cooked up a somewhat unique breakfast dish. Hashbrown topped with a fried egg and asparagus with an asparagus puree to use as a sauce.
Posted in breakfast, Egg, Vegetable
Tagged Asparagus, brown, cake, egg, Fancy, Fried, hash, hashbrown, Potato, puree
Another breakfast with Bob! Now this isn’t totally following the caprese dish, seeing as I had no basil, but I had to make do with what I had and this was the result! I was a little unsure about drizzling the balsamic olive oil vinaigrette on the egg sandwich, but i must say it was surprisingly good! Always remember to try new flavours, ingredients and what not, you never know what might surprise you! Here is what I did:
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg
Tagged Balsamic, breakfast, Caprese, Cherry Tomato, Chives, dill, easy, egg, Fancy, olive oil, quick, Sandwich, tomato, Vinaigrette