It’s hard to believe fall is already here with the trees transforming into hues of golden yellow, burnt red and rusted orange. While fall leaves some feeling a bit blue, knowing that summer is ending and winter is only around the corner, but for me – I LOVE it! Cool but still warm temperatures, the ability to relish in the last moments of the summer sun, the fashion (boots, boots, boots! Can’t forget the cozy scarves and sweaters) and not to mention great fishing, and something new for me this year – hunting! Another fall bonus is the harvest season – veggies and fruits galore!!! This year a friend shared some beautiful Saskatchewan grown apples with me, along with an apple pie and crisp that she and her mom made (This crisp was probably the best crisp I’ve ever had. The caramel like coated apples had me at first bite). You seriously can’t get a person that’s more kind and generous as she is! These apples deserved to be transformed into something delicious and this is where this recipe comes in, so let’s get to it.. Continue reading
Posted in Canning, Fruit
Tagged allspice, Apple, apples, canned, canning, Chutney, Garlic, ginger, indian, Mustard, saskatchewan, spice
First off, let’s all welcome Carlene back from a blogging hiatus with her Cherry Scones, hopefully she’ll stick around for a while!
We took a bit of a break from CTV appearances the last month, but wanted to come back for a timely garden cooking segment. Trying to figure out what I was going to cook, I ventured into a garden full of tomatoes, carrots, peas, beans, beets, zucchinis and more! After picking several different vegetables, I decided Zucchini was the way to go. There is tons of it every year and it usually just ends up in the typical zucchini breads or cakes, so I figured I would try something new – Zucchini Fritters!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, pancake, Side, Vegetable
Tagged Chives, easy, fritter, Garlic, parmesan cheese, recipe, summer, tzatziki, vegetable, zucchini, zucchini fritter
Continuing on with the pizza and pesto of the previous posts, here is a pizza stacked with some awesome flavours! Delicious fresh pesto, juicy mushrooms, savoury red onion, finished off with the smokey flavour of creamy smoked gouda! A pizza that not only looks great, but tastes awesome too!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Pizza
Tagged basil, Garlic, gouda, mushroom, no-knead, pesto, pizza, recipe, red onion, smoked gouda, thin crust
June has been a pretty great month in the Life of Bob! I finally got to share two recipe videos I produced for General Mills’ website Tablespoon.com, with one more being published in a couple days, and two more currently in the works! It’s been great so far, and i’m looking forward to doing more projects with them! I’ve also been finishing a couple recipe videos of my own that I shot several months ago (buttermilk biscuits, and ricotta gnocchi)! Carlene & I also had another wonderful CTV segment, which was a lot of fun, shooting live on location at our parents acreage! Video galore!
Along with all of that, I went on an amazing trip with my girlfriend’s family to Toronto and New York, both of which I had never visited before! It was a quick 9 day trip (with travel for three of those days), but we saw a lot, ate even more, and I snapped a ton of photos (check out my Instagram to see some of them)!
Posted in Barbecue, Chicken, Dinner, Easy
Tagged Barbecue, BBQ, Chicken, drumstick, easy, Garlic, Grilled, honey, how to barbecue drumsticks, how to grill chicken, how to grill drumsticks, Lemon, marinade, oregano, recipe, simple, summer
I’m slightly addicted to Pinterest (no, that’s a lie. I’m addicted….) and I kept on seeing pins with cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower bites, cauliflower imitating bread everywhere! After seeing so many of these pins I thought I’d put one to the test and landed on a recipe for Cauliflower Garlic Cheese “Bread” Sticks that looked pretty good so I gave it a whirl. Continue reading
Posted in Bread, Easy, Gluten Free, Vegetable
Tagged bread, Cauliflower, cheese, egg, free, Garlic, gluten, healthy, recipe, sticks, vegetables
Although this isn’t necessarily a traditional Eggs Florentine (as it doesn’t have any sauce to go with it), it does stay true to “Florentine” which is used to describe a dish with spinach. Regardless of semantics, this was one tasty combo! I mean, I was expecting it to be good; crunchy hashbrown topped with sauteed spinach, feta cheese and topped with a fried egg, running it’s yolk all over the place. You’ve got a win right there. But this was just awesome! All the flavours came together so well. The textures complemented each other, the saltiness of the feta went great with the spinach. I will definitely be making this again!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Lunch, Potato, Vegetable
Tagged breakfast, brunch, cheese, crispy, egg, eggs florentine, Feta, feta cheese, fried egg, Garlic, hash, hashbrown, Potato, recipe, russet, spinach
Now that Bob and I have both moved out of our parents acreage, we often go back home for a Sunday visit to comfort our poor empty nester parents (you miss us Mom & Dad? Right??), and in true BS’ in the Kitchen fashion, we cook the meal! This past Sunday, we offered a menu of Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with a Purple Cabbage & Apple Slaw, along with an old fashioned Carrot Cake for dessert. As an appetizer, we took to Pinterest and made this Cheesy Artichoke Bread after being highly recommended by a friend. Let’s all stop drooling and get to the recipe!
Even though I love salad, for whatever reason, I never make it for myself. With that realization, I decided it was time to experiment. After tossing some ideas around (bad pun?), this is what I came up with!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Apple, earthy, egg, Garlic, hearty, leeks, Lemon, lunch, mushroom, pine nut, recipe, Salad, side, spinach, yolk
With the holidays around the corner, appetizers are a much needed item at any get together, so why not spend a little extra time and make some delicious homemade ones? Better yet, get some friends together, make a large batch, have some drinks and have yourself an appie making party! As part of our holiday inspired cooking segment on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon, tomorrow morning (December 18th – 8:30AM), I tossed around a few different ideas, but ultimately decided on creating these Roasted Garlic, Spinach & Bacon Rangoon appetizers, and boy am I glad I did! They are DEELISH!
Posted in Appetizer, Fried, Snack, Snack
Tagged appetizer, Bacon, bite sized, cream cheese, dumpling, fingerfood, Fried, Garlic, green onion, holiday, hors d oeuvres, mushroom, parties, party, rangoon, roasted garlic, spinach, won ton, wonton
Consider this the prelude to my next recipe (Roasted Garlic, Spinach & Bacon Rangoon). This is actually the first time roasting garlic in the oven (typically I just saute a bit in a pan!), but it will definitely not be my last! It’s super easy, and not only does it give you some great tasting garlic, but you can also make garlic infused oil in the process!