Brandied Wild Plums

My friend Jim picked some wild plums from his farm.  They’re a lot like regular plums but much smaller and more tart.  I thought it would be interesting to soak in brandy with… Continue reading

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Char Siu Bao – Steamed BBQ Buns

I love steamed buns.  It’s like nachos or hot dogs in the states at gas stations and you find them in every mini mart or convenience store.  Some have red bean, some have… Continue reading

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Tonkatsu – Deep Fried Pork Cutlet

One of my favourite dishes growing up as a kid.  Even better served over Japanese curry don. Pork Loin or Boneless Chop Flour Egg/Milk wash Panko Salt to taste (*I like to add… Continue reading

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Nutella Babka

There was a Nutella Babka floating around all over Pinterest a few weeks ago and I decided to make a variation of it.  Turned out to be really good with a nice crust… Continue reading

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Deep Fried Doritos Encrusted Bacon

I absolutely had to try this recipe from DudeFoods but unfortunately I only had Cool Ranch.  I’ll have to get some Nacho Cheese Doritos to see if it’s any better.  Couldn’t really taste… Continue reading

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Char Siu: Belly vs Butt

I decided to make Char Siu and decided on a single recipe using two variations of cuts of belly and Boston butt.  Most recipes stated that the neck was prime choice but since… Continue reading

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Dark Soy Sauce

Char Siu recipe called for Dark Soy Sauce and with no Asian grocery in sight, I had to resort to making my own.  Never had it by it’s self but this soy tastes… Continue reading

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Unrequited Love

As the days draws closer to the anniversary of his death, the nightmares have become more vivid and painful. There is an uneasiness I can’t get rid of. A year since this unrequited… Continue reading

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Deep Fried Mac & Cheese

These are one of my favourite bar snacks and EVERY sports bar should have them. Yield: 1 1/2 Sheet Pans 2 pounds of left over Mac & Cheese 1 1/2 cups Flour 3… Continue reading

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Scratch Monkey Bread

I love monkey bread and this recipes when cooked right will be soft and chewy with a hard candy crust. Dough: 4              tsp          Yeast 2 2/3      cups       Water (110-115F) 2              tsp          Sugar… Continue reading

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