Tuffy P and I loaded up the Newfs and drove up to a forest we know, not too far north of the City. My brother the trout, Salvelinas fontinalis, introduced us to this place, and it’s turned out to be a reliable spot to look… Read More
Home-made mac & cheese might be the ultimate comfort food. I spice mine up a little with smoked papikra and hot mustard powder, and make a little crunchy topping with panko bread crumbs, butter and some good Parmesan cheese roughly grated. It’s easy to make.… Read More
I had some fennel in the fridge and some cold basmati rice, so I thought what the heck, how about fennel fried rice? I sliced up about a third of a big fennel bulb along with half a small red onion and cooked it up… Read More
First, visit the enchanted mushroom forest and forage up some tasty edible mushrooms. Any old fool knows that mushrooms you’ve foraged yourself taste best. Just be sure you pick tasty edibles and not sickeners or poisonous mushrooms. Today I used scaber stalks (Leccinum), which I… Read More
There was some very good looking sea bream at our local fish place today, so for dinner I grilled up two of them along with some broccoli spears. Yum. I use a charcoal bbq (Big Green Egg) with a cast iron grill. For fish, brush… Read More
Left over bbq chicken Left over homemade mac ‘n cheese Fried up, served in a bowl with hot sauce. Lemonade. Perfect
Candy Minx introduced me to a wonderful fruit treat in Pilsen the other day, on my visit to Chicago. This is available at the various street taco stands and carts around their neighbourhood. They insert a sturdy skewer close to the seed of the mango,… Read More
Last working day at the mothership. Enjoying some sweet retirement jam (thank you Miss Polly).
Every year at this time we make up a batch of coffee can paska. We don’t do all the fancy braids on the top of the crust and we bake our Easter bread in old coffee cans which we use over and over again, a… Read More
From the Comfort Food Diner….