Jamie Oliver’s Italian Roasted Chicken 

Rotisery oven roasted chickens can be bought at many full service grocers. They are often found in the deli section. Three or four different types like herb, lemon, and maple grazed. The issue with these chickens is the lack of fresh ingredients  used for their flavoring, but most of all, your on a clock to…

Eagar Drumstick Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin sounds exotic and forbidden. But simply put it is chicken stewed in red wine, with mushrooms and onions, if you prefer. The best cuts for stewing are always the cheapest. Wheather for chicken, pork or beef. Dark meat with the bones still in, skin still on, gives a beautifully moist, flavorful, coq…

Fresh Herbs Make the Difference 

I’ve heard it from every chef I have watched on television, seen in movies, and you tube, they even eco it in their books. Cook with fresh herbs. Every chef confirms it’s worth it. Any fool knows the cost efficiencies of growing your own herbs. Not to mention the fact that dried herbs could be…

Boursin Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Weekends are busy, we can all agree from Friday evening to Sunday night we try to live. Really live. Without being tied to a clock, at least for the most part. Or not bogged down with the weeks events, if we can help it. Even at the end of a busy weekend a large Sunday…

To Fry or not to Fry? This is the Question. 

The English over centuries have perfected something they called ‘chips’, but the rest of the world recognize as French fries, or fries. Arguably the best way to serve potatoes. Fries are famous the world over. So much so that we can easily and cheaply buy them from the grocers. With many name brands, cuts and…

Eagar Broiled Turbot Fillet with a Lemon Garlic Butter Baste

Turbot is a fish that has made its way into the culinary spotlight, in Canada, thanks to some very prominent Quebec restaurants. For home cooking, its most important qualities are plentiful. One turbot fillet is double the size of a sole fillet. Next, is the cost. Though it’s double the size of a sole fillet,…

Eagar Roast Drumsticks & Potatoe Herb Bake

One of the first recipes I learned to make as a new bride was roast chicken. When your just starting out you learn to make dinner from cheaper cuts of meat. The best chicken to use for roasting chicken thighs or drumsticks. The cheapest cuts at the market when buying chicken. You want the skin…

Shrimp Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is delicious. The favorite of many. There are different recipes resulting in sauces that are beautifully creamy or tangy with vinigar and oil. Garlic mainly shapes the base of the flavor, often sitting times vary from an hour to 3 or 4, depending on the desired intensity. Creating the air of garlic, lemon…

Julia’s Reine de Saba [Queen of Sheba] with Kahlúa

Some of the greatest man made creations were stumbled upon by mistake. For instance the creator of Coca-Cola stumbled upon his recipe for the brew while actually trying to find a cure for headaches. Stumbling across this recipe was not as glamorous but the result was certainly on the same level as that iconic taste….

Peel Asparagus? 

Peel a vegetable with seemingly no skin? It seems unnecessary. But Julia Child claims this French method is the best way to prepare your asparagus at home.  We’re encouraged to peel the outside ‘skin’ exposing the moist flesh beneath. Made much easier with peelers today then the paring knife used in the picture provided. Cut…

Julia’s Foolproof Hollandaise Sauce in a Blender

Yes you read that right, hollandaise sauce in a blender. Many people think of Julia Child recipes to be difficult. To many steps resulting in a misstep that ends in ruin. But these are the people who don’t actually read her books. They search the index or table of content and quickly find the recipe…