Grilled new potatoes and spicy sausage

Grilled new potatoes and spicy sausage with proscuito, pear and pecan salad.

Super simple and yet full of flavour, this is a great mid-week dinner that takes no time to prepare. Ingredients: A few dozen baby new potatoes. You could mix it up with some of those multi-coloured ones if they are available. Half a dozen hot Italian sausages. Handful of grape tomatoes, halved. Fresh basil, chopped […]

Cousin John’s Ranchero Sauce

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“I promise you I’d eat that crap on eggs, chicken, beef, hell even an old shoe would be edible with it.” Cousin John. Knowing that I love to try new things, my cousin John sent over a recipe for his favourite version of ranchero sauce. I had never really put any thought to the Tex-Mex […]

Indian Hand Pies

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I am usually so focused on the main dishes when I make an “Indian Feast” that I never really think about appetizers. ¬†For our last dinner, I had every intention of making these Curry Beef Pies (or Indian Hand Pies as G likes to call them) but because I couldn’t find any of the pre-made […]

Best ever Kebab recipe

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Kebab. Kebob. Kebaaab. Sort of like tomato, tomaaato. Whatever you call them, kebabs are sort of the ultimate version of meat on a stick. Originally a Turkish delight dating to the 1,300s (most likely earlier, as it is basically meat on a stick, cooked over fire) kebab has also become a staple of Indian menus. […]

Rotisserie Chicken

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Since we bought our new Napoleon Grill, either we’ve been away, or I have been out covering events, so we haven’t had a chance to try out the wickedly heavy duty rotisserie that came with the beast. So today, before heading off to our kid’s ball game, I decided to spin up a couple of […]

Buttermilk Bacon Salad Dressing

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A quick search of the internet looking for buttermilk dressing brings up many versions, but very few actually include the yummy goodness of bacon. This one should satisfy your cravings! 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayo 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup freshly cooked bacon bits Whisk the whole bunch together […]

French Onion Soup

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French onion soup is one of those things we used to only eat at a restaurant because I could never get the broth to taste quite the way I liked it. That said, not all French onion soups at restaurants are good, no two are alike.  Here is my “go to” French onion soup recipe […]

BBQ Bacon wrapped Meat Log

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Over the weekend, the FAB Whitby kitchen had a visit from the Sweetie Girl Racing gang on their way home from a weekend at the track. We knew they were coming, but we didn’t know exactly how many people we might have, so in advance I made 8 pounds of burger mix. That is one […]

Smoked Chicken Wings are THE BEST

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Yesterday I posted an Instagram pic of a mound of dry rubbed wings, before they headed into the smoker. The almost finished result is above. Years ago, I worked in a restaurant that was known for its great chicken wings. The secret was that they were dry rubbed and then roasts at 275 degrees for […]

B & T is the perfect Mother’s Day libation

Black and Tonic

Until recently, Sandy had little to no interest in any sort of fruity cocktail, with the exception of a good Gin & Tonic. Her Mom overly adventurous, preferring a drop of Dubonnet with a twist of lemon. So when the two of them are together I like to try to make a drink that they’ll […]