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Grilled Reuben(ish) Sandwich

I love cooking and eating outside…  OKAY, okay… and drinking.  It feels like an adventure or mini vacation, whether we take the  portable Weber with us or pack a picnic.  Just being somewhere new with a different view is fantastic.  It’s stimulating for the mind and good for the soul (for both man and dog).  […]

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Cheese, Chives, Bacon and Buttermilk Biscuits

When I was a young man in my early twenties, my roommate and I would bake scones (from a box) and set ourselves up in the living room on Saturday mornings with some jams and jellies and tea and watch Bugs Bunny.  It was a simpler time.  As a child I loved everything Bugs, but […]

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Grilled Sea Bass With Fresh Herbs & Wrapped In Bacon

I am fortunate to have a lot of friends who love to cook and create.  What’s interesting is that most of them are dudes and they all do the majority of the cooking for their wives and families.  They also each have their own specialties or at least what I would call their signature dishes. […]

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Pulled Pork – Uncle Berries’ BBQ Rub & Sauce Recipes

I love my new rub and it’s true what they: using your opposite hand totally feels like someone else.  Now that I’ve set the tone for my first posting in 3-ish years, I will continue.  Man… 3 years.  I suck and I’m super lazy.  I’ll try to make up for it. I watch a lot […]

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Grilled Sea Scallops on Forest Mushroom Risotto

Grilled Sea Scallops on Forest Mushroom Risotto is classic combo. Kind of like Wieners and Kraft Dinner, only more gourmet, savoury, delicious, tastier, better for you, more …  Okay it’s nothing like KD & Wiens except that it’s a combo. Scallops are easy and quick to cook.  I just toss them in a little olive oil […]

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Jer’s BBQ Rub

It seems as though I took June off, from posting that is. T and I have both been very busy on the work front, but now it’s time to get back to serious business: Eating, Drinking and Playing with my Dog.  We went to a friend’s house for a little Canada Day Celebration.  It was […]

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Goat Cheese and Pancetta Quesadillas

A little bit of pancetta adds a lot of flavor to a recipe. You can lay it over your roast turkey or baked chicken breast.  If you’re barbequing beef tenderloin (filet mignon) sit it on top of your steak instead of wrapping it in traditional bacon.  I fry pancetta in olive oil before browning a […]

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French Toast

Sunday morning quickie – French toast is easy and almost foolproof. Add crispy bacon and you’ll be saying “What Hangover?” The French bread is better if it’s a day old. If T has made her Caesar Salad the night before, it’s the perfect way to use up the rest of the loaf we had for the […]

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Wine of the Night – Burrowing Owl 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

We love their wine and we’ve been patiently saving this one. We went back to my hometown of Nelson a couple of years ago and made sure we drove through the Okanagan wine country on the way back. We wheeled into Burrowing Owl Estates Winery and were immediately impressed. It’s a beautiful set-up on a hill right in […]

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Wine Braised Beef with Tripolina Lunga

YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS! This is definitely one of my signature dishes.  As I mentioned in my first posting, this recipe is a perfect example of my obsession and love of food and cooking. Inspiration: It started with braised short ribs at Cioppino’s, then a Wolfgang Puck recipe, and over to a  Giada de Laurentiis […]

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