For those who have just come across The Recipe Vault, this little project is all about having a look at a huge collection of recipes my mother accumulated over I don’t know how many years. They’ve been packed away at our place for a very… Read More
My mother collected recipes. She had cookbooks and plenty of them but she also had recipes from magazines and from newspapers and thousands of recipes which she wrote out by hand. She’s been gone many years at this point and that collection of recipes has… Read More
…or: how to seed a pomegranate As it happens I had to seed a pomegranate the other day, as Tuffy P wanted to add some of the seeds to some baba ganoush. I didn’t know this trick, but I do now and I know you… 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
I was chasing trout up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a somewhat desolate place I find strangely compelling. I had been camping somewhere north of Escanaba and was about ready for some hot coffee and a greasy fisherman’s breakfast. I was driving east when I saw… Read More
What’s for dinner? I had some pierogi in the freezer and fresh picked lobster and hedgehog mushrooms in the fridge. Not bad at all!
What to do when your crazy banjo-picking mushroom-foraging neighbour thinks he’s being a nice guy and gives you a bowl of freshly picked wild Ontario mushrooms? Don’t worry friends, I’m here to help you out. My first tip is that wild mushrooms love eggs (for… Read More
This year we’re having a family dinner Christmas Day at our place, and family from both sides are going to break bread with us. Since I’m off work this week and have a little time, I’m going to make some of the foods my mom… Read More
In my travels this weekend I stopped in at Ontario Gas BBQ. My friends might think this is odd behaviour for me since I don’t own a gas or propane grilling unit, but in fact this place also sells an amazing selection of equipment and… Read More
Starsky’s on a Saturday morning….