McDonald’s Poutine

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McDonald’s Canada introduced Poutine this week; at least in Ontario. I was there at lunch and had the opportunity to give it a try. Oddly it’s not “McPoutine” or anything catchy like that; slightly disappointing.   Poutine is $3.99 or $1.50 to substitute in a combo for medium fries. It comes packaged in a brown paper box, reminiscent of poutine joints I’ve frequented in Toronto. I watched the staff made it as there was a poutine rack that had cheese curds in one bin and gravy in a pump beside…read more

Turkey Fat

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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 clear and not that dark from the roasting: cooled it was a nice yellow colour. I’ve been trying to make traditional gravy and not adding a packaged flavouring and thickener: that means stock and pan drippings added to a roux.  The day before I made a small batch of stock…read more


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