Category Food

Freezing Stock

I try to make stock whenever there are bones available.  My favourite is turkey stock: it seems to work with any meat and always makes a terrific gravy. Trouble begins when I try to store it.  Large quantities are the…

Turkey Fat

Over the holidays I had a chance to roast a turkey and make gravy.  It was a twenty pound bird and I somehow ended up with just under a cup of fat in the roasting pan.  The fat was fairly…

Smoked Pork Picnic Shoulder

A few weeks ago a local grocery store had pork picnic shoulder for $0.77 per pound so I picked up eight: seven in the freezer and one for the barbeque.  Nice fatty pork shoulder is perfect for low and slow…

Chaps Pit Beef

We recently went to Baltimore and Washington and had the chance to visit a few local eateries.  After watching some Food TV I knew Chaps Pit Beef in Baltimore was going to be a stop for us. It’s a small…

Schnitzel

I love schnitzel.  Thinly sliced pork, chicken or veal that’s pounded thin, coated in flour, egg and bread crumbs, fried golden and crispy.  Served hot with a squeeze of lemon or room temperature on a sandwich, I can’t decide which is…

Fried Chicken

For the past few weeks I had a strong desire for fried chicken.  The quick fix would be a trip to KFC but I wanted to make it myself.  I had a few whole breasts in my freezer so they…

French Toast

French toast is a controversial breakfast in my home because my wife isn’t a fan and until this month that meant my children weren’t interested either.  I make breakfast Sunday mornings and appeal to the masses with pancakes or waffles,…

Roasted Leg Of Pork

While I was smoking the pork shoulder I was also roasting a whole leg of pork in my oven.  I was looking after a lunch and needed both meats ready at the same time, otherwise I would have used my…

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

First off let me say this isn’t pulled pork.  I don’t like the mushy texture and sauce of pulled pork: I like slices of succulent smoked pork shoulder on a bun with a hit of mustard barbeque sauce. I had…