Barbecue season is upon us, warm weather is here, and summer is on its way! Thanks to a very busy several months being stuck in my basement, editing a TV show, I am now experiencing uncontrollable cravings for warm weather and vitamin D! Fortunately, the weekly deadlines are done, and my schedule is a little more flexible, so I can finally enjoy this wonderful weather!
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, International Food, Pork, Vegetable
Tagged asian, asian brine, barbecued pork, cilantro, dinner, noodle bowl, Pork, recipe, supper, vermicelli, vermicelli salad
After a perfect afternoon of ice fishing (okay well not perfect-perfect, because we didn’t even get a single bite and almost hit a deer with the truck – literally missing it by centimeters, but it was perfect in the sense that we got to spend some time enjoying the great Canadian outdoors)…. okay back on topic, after icing fishing, the Good Man and I headed home for a lovely prepared dinner thanks to our good friend, the slow cooker (aka. the crock pot). This recipe for pulled pork is sweet, savoury with a bit of a kick and most of all, the meat is tender and delicious! We served it up with some Whole Wheat Biscuits and a basic Caesar Salad and the meal was complete. But let’s get to the recipe, so you can get cooking! Continue reading
Posted in Easy, left overs, Pork
Tagged cooker, crock, dinner, easy, Pork, pot, pulled, quick, recipe, savoury, slow, Slow Cooker, spicy, supper, Sweet
I have been dreaming about making Porchetta like the one from Vancouver’s Meat & Bread (an amazingly good sandwich shop), but before I bought all the ingredients, I wanted to test this recipe first. After modifying it a bit for a small pork loin, I can happily say the seasoning is definitely similar to Meat & Bread’s, and with crackling and all, this would be pretty amazing!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs, Pork
Tagged dinner, herb rub, meat & bread, meat and bread, Pork, pork loin, recipe, salsa verde, spice rub, supper, zesty
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the fifteenth and FINAL week of the JC100! FIFTEEN WHOLE WEEKS, that’s three and a half months…105 DAYS…nearly a third of a year! And of course, the final dish is one of Julia’s flagship recipes – Boeuf Bourguignon. This couldn’t have worked out better, as my mother made beef stew on Sunday, and had purchased about 5 pounds of stewing beef. Suspecting that this recipe was coming, I made sure she set aside 3 pounds in case my premonitions came true!
As a stew described by Julia Child as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man”, I was definitely looking forward to the end result of this rather laborious recipe. Though I can’t say whether this was man-kinds most delicious beef dish, as I am no connoisseur of beef stews, it definitely did not disappoint! The stew was rich, hearty and had an array of wonderful flavours!
Buckle up, this is a long one!
Posted in Beef, Dinner, JC100, Red Meat, soup
Tagged Bacon, beef, boeuf, bourguignon, burgundy, dinner, french, jc100, julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, red, stew, supper, week 15, wine
One of my “fridge struggles” is finding something to do with leftover food, especially with the common left over items like rice and pasta. The other night I had two items on hand: left over wild ancient grain rice and fresh walleye from a fishing trip with my dad. So off to the kitchen I went and concocted this recipe. It was also a crowd pleaser even to the most difficult to impress (aka. our dad who calls everything we make “hippy food”, loved these cakes).
You can also check out our recipes and several others on BlogHer’s Leftover Makeover Pinterest Board.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, How To, left overs
Tagged ancient, easy, fish, food, grain, left, leftover, over, pickerel, quick, Rice, saskatchewan, saskatoon, supper, walleye, wild
If anyone knows our family, they know we are big into fishing – specifically walleye. Our dad, the leader of the Deutscher pack, was a member of Team Canada for walleye fishing (yes, there is a team Canada…), Board for the Fishing for Tomorrow Foundation and the Saskatchewan Walleye Trail‘s Vice President, it’s safe to say we know how to fish. Anyways, my dad and I went fishing one day and caught some decent sized walleye. I decided it was time to break away from the routine of the normal breaded and fried walleye and found this fabulous recipe and it was a new family hit! Continue reading
Posted in Fish, Healthy, Roast, Summer Fresh, Vegetable
Tagged bake, Corn, easy, fish, husks, perch, pike, Roasted, salsa, saskatchewan, supper, walleye
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
Posted in Chicken, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, JC100
Tagged 100, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, dill, dinner, easy, french, jc100, julia, Kitchen, Lemon, moist, Roast, Roasted, supper, tasty, wisdom, year
Initially I had no plans on posting this recipe and was just making it because I was hungry, but after I made it, cut it in half and tried a little piece that fell out, it was too delicious and beautiful not to post! Fortunately my camera was close by and I snapped a few quick pictures. This is a really simple recipe and a great way to take your regular old sandwich to the next level!
Posted in Bread, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Turkey
Tagged bun, cheese, ciabatta, deli, dinner, easy, lunch, meat, quick, Sandwich, sauteed, spinach, supper, tomato, turkey
Cooking pork seemed like a flashback to our days of our Maple Leaf promo – so who wants to guess what kind of pork I used?? You’re right! Only the best – of course, Maple Leaf. These pork chops were great when crusted with the hummus and Cavender’s greek seasoning. The salad dressing was an excellent match as well as it provided a tart-fresh taste. But let’s get to the recipe.
Posted in Easy, Healthy, Hummus, Pork, Salad
Tagged crusted, dip, easy, fresh, greek, hummus, Pork, quick, Salad, seasoning, summer, supper, Vinaigrette
I think we’ve chatted about this on the blog before, but sometimes us foodies (aka. nickname for food bloggers out there), just don’t have the time or creative energy to make a huge dynamic & showy meal, well that’s where these quick and easy ones come in. Below is a quick (maybe 5-10 mins to make) pasta that’s healthy, light and full of protein.
Posted in Easy, Healthy
Tagged bean, beans, cheese, Chicken, go, kindney, lunch, meal, on, onion, pasta, quick, supper, the, wheat, whole, zucchini