Pork scratchings – make your own!

I love making crab rangoon, but after I made it for New Year’s Eve, I realized I’d be wasting at least half a package of won ton skins if I didn’t make something like won ton soup by the expiry date! I couldn’t let that happen, so off we go to Superstore. Alas! They are…...

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Millions of peaches (and tomatoes) for me!

We had such a great day on Sunday with all the making of peach salsa with heirloom tomatoes and tomato ketchup with Okanagan sweet tomatoes! I had to share our results! The ketchup recipe is from the book Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It and Other Cooking Projects from Karen Solomon. We used the Okanagan…...

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Sunday is all about the peaches!

The Presidents of the United States had it right when they sang about peaches – there are indeed million of peaches, peaches for me and Raymond and Wanda and my mom and everyone else I know! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here for the video, which is a good representation of a…...

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If you’ve never made jam…try it!

I’m addicted to making jam this year! We made strawberry jam in July, and raspberry and blueberry last week. Today was supposed pickling day, but the cucumbers aren’t ready yet, so it’s peach and cherry jamming day! We’re going to make a salsa, a chutney, a spread, and a few jams! I thought it was…...

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My bloody big (not really) ice cream

Being lactose intolerant is hardest in the summer – ice cream – and the winter – egg nog – and those lactase tablets do nothing for me (and yes, I’ve tried the Ultra Lactaid with no success). So Raymond went on a quest to find an iced treat I could enjoy without the agony and…...

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Chocolate making in Abbotsford!

I hope you had fun last night, despite the melting mess ups with the microwave! But there are no such things as mistakes, just things we know don’t work! Remember the techniques we learned last night can be applied to dark and milk chocolate – we used white so we could have fun with colours…...

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SHRIMP BOIL!

My husband, Raymond, is an amazing cook! Observe the shrimp boil. (I swear he was a Southerner in his last life…he’s great at slow cooking ribs and pork on the BBQ). A shrimp boil is a basic, yet awesome, concept. I love communal eating – food, friends, and great conversation are a fantastic way to…...

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Cookie & cupcake decorating links

(As a note, I have no idea what is going on with the fonts in this post! Sorry about the mess!)Sorry for the chaos in the group today. I usually get there early, get organized, and gear up for a wonderful class. Because of my dead car battery, I didn’t have a chance to do…...

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Dessert sushi!

So we made some dessert sushi on Thursday night (no pictures, sorry, they were eaten far too quickly!) SWEET NIGIRIGet some rice krispy squares (buy them or make them)Some gummy fishFruit by the foot (green, preferably, but we used tropical as I couldn’t find green and the tropical was on sale!)Cut the rice krispy square…...

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Sushi! (Thursday night’s class in Chilliwack!)

We’re making sushi tonight, so come hungry and interested in how to make your own maki, inari, and miso soup! MISO SOUPHow to make dashi (from about.com)Or use instant dashi to make your dashi broth. 5g dried wakame80g silken tofu (1/4 size standard block1 tbsp miso paste (red or white)300g dashichives to garnishmushrooms to garnish…...

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