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Tasting Beer Without Actually Drinking Beer (plus The Best Tasting Clams Recipe)

Since I am breastfeeding my daughter, it will be awhile before I can freely drink beer and wine.  It was actually quite painful to quit those while I was pregnant … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Preparing Fresh Oysters with White Wine

I used to love eating raw and cooked oysters but now I don’t really have the taste for it.  Sometimes I wonder if it’s old age or my stomach just … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pancetta is the New Bacon (and a Way of Getting Kids to Eat Brussel Sprouts)

This is what happens when you tell Patch ‘I don’t want bacon on everything‘.  Instead, he uses panchetta.  That’s his new bacon. Bacon is the answer to all of his … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Quick Fix Recipe – Orzo Veggie Mix

Orzo looks like rice, but it’s a kind of pasta.  Think slippery rice.  My family likes orzo because it’s easy to make and can easily transform soup from simple to … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Easy Peasy Pineapple & Colour Pepper Asian Salad

Since Patch made a heart stopping dish to a summer BBQ, I decided to make something light and healthy to balance it out.  I had some frozen pineapple chunks in … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Update – Heart Stopping Bacon Assplosion

Patch made a “lite” version of his signature Asstastic Bacon Assplosion for his paddling team’s BBQ.  What makes it lite is that it’s a smaller version, and since it’s not … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Japanese Scallops Pasta

I’m not really a huge fan of bay scallops, but I like chinese cooking with dried scallops.  Recently, I found some Japanese scallops at a seafood store in Granville Island … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Garlic Butter Escargots

Patch and I visited a newly opened French restaurant for our anniversary recently, and was not impressed with it.  With a few popular French restaurants that’s been around for awhile, … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Homemade Calamari Pasta

Calamari is not hard to make, there’s no secret to get the rings.  If you buy the squid as a whole and cut across, it will become rings! It is … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Asstastic Bacon Assplosion

Bacon Assplosion is referring to the Bacon Explosion recipe that Patch made for a potluck a few years back.  Our old bodies can’t handle the shock anymore but we still … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 4 Comments