Alfred’s probably not authentic but super delicious carnitas

Ingredients 5-6 pound bone in butt shoulder roast (or other suitable fatty pork roast) 2 tbsp unsweetened cacao 2 tbsp ground cumin 1.5 tsp smashed coriander seed 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp black pepper 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp oregano 1 medium sized onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 medium orange 1 medium lime… Read more »

Slow Grilled Smoked Lamb Shoulder

I have been waiting patiently for my delivery of a whole lamb from Dragonfly Farms and boy oh boy was it worth the wait. Whenever I have lamb now it is difficult not to judge it against the beautiful pasture fed lamb that I get from Dragonfly Farms. Local Ontario lamb is way better than… Read more »

Cumin Beef Kebabs

I love kebabs of all sorts. I mean come on, meats on a stick in bite size pieces are perfect in so many ways. The chunking of meat maximizes the surface area for the flavour of the rub or marinade and also makes for convenient eating. So much win-win scenarios here. My daughter’s favourite kebabs… Read more »

Simple Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops

I love lamb chops and find it sad that some people for some reason fear cooking lamb. Lamb is very flavourful on it’s own and in Canada local lamb is great. I avoid New Zealand lamb and I would suggest you do too. Firstly, why purchase something that has been deep frozen and shipped across… Read more »

Cacio e pepe

Reading Jess’s post about simple recipes being at par in terms of enjoyment with complex dishes that take time and technique, it reminded me of one of my favourite pasta dishes: Cacio e pepe. This is a simple pan sauce pasta that does a little bit more effort but barely than just a cheese pasta…. Read more »

Fried Fish with Crispy Skin

People often shy away from cooking fish. If you can make a good steak, you can pretty much do a great job frying up  a fish fillet.  Timing is everything with fish, as you never want to over cook at make dry flaky fish.  What is always a hit at home, is a simple fried… Read more »

The joys of fatherhood

The joys of fatherhood abound on a sunny cool Sunday afternoon. There is nothing more joyful than hearing the sweet and pure laughter of my darling little two year old as she asks to be pushed higher and higher on the swing or watching her giggle uncontrollably on the slide. Some people find that yoga… Read more »

Hot Cocoa

What a better way to start a cold day than with a cup of hot cocoa? Isabelle recently enjoyed some hot cocoa at a Maple Syrup festival and I thought I’d make her some from scratch. Hot cocoa for me is something to be enjoyed as a treat, so no reason to purchase instant powder… Read more »

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What defines good???

What a fantastic new way to finally express our passion! Thanks Alfred for including me in on this amazing journey. I hope I don’t disappoint. I thought long and hard about what I was going to write on my very first post. It was a bit nerve racking and thoughts kept flying into and out… Read more »

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The start of something tasty

For awhile now, friends have asked me to go from posting photos of food and random recipes onto Facebook and to begin more serious effort of putting together a food blog. I wasn’t quite sure where to start, and in fact wasn’t so keen on doing this on my own. For reasons I can’t really… Read more »

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  • Alfred’s probably not authentic but super delicious carnitas

    Ingredients 5-6 pound bone in butt shoulder roast (or other suitable fatty pork roast) 2 tbsp unsweetened cacao 2 tbsp ground cumin 1.5 tsp smashed coriander seed 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp black pepper 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp oregano 1 medium sized onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 medium orange 1 medium lime… Read more »

  • Slow Grilled Smoked Lamb Shoulder

    I have been waiting patiently for my delivery of a whole lamb from Dragonfly Farms and boy oh boy was it worth the wait. Whenever I have lamb now it is difficult not to judge it against the beautiful pasture fed lamb that I get from Dragonfly Farms. Local Ontario lamb is way better than… Read more »

  • Cumin Beef Kebabs

    I love kebabs of all sorts. I mean come on, meats on a stick in bite size pieces are perfect in so many ways. The chunking of meat maximizes the surface area for the flavour of the rub or marinade and also makes for convenient eating. So much win-win scenarios here. My daughter’s favourite kebabs… Read more »

  • Simple Grilled Lamb Shoulder Chops

    I love lamb chops and find it sad that some people for some reason fear cooking lamb. Lamb is very flavourful on it’s own and in Canada local lamb is great. I avoid New Zealand lamb and I would suggest you do too. Firstly, why purchase something that has been deep frozen and shipped across… Read more »

  • Cacio e pepe

    Reading Jess’s post about simple recipes being at par in terms of enjoyment with complex dishes that take time and technique, it reminded me of one of my favourite pasta dishes: Cacio e pepe. This is a simple pan sauce pasta that does a little bit more effort but barely than just a cheese pasta…. Read more »

  • Fried Fish with Crispy Skin

    People often shy away from cooking fish. If you can make a good steak, you can pretty much do a great job frying up  a fish fillet.  Timing is everything with fish, as you never want to over cook at make dry flaky fish.  What is always a hit at home, is a simple fried… Read more »

  • The joys of fatherhood

    The joys of fatherhood abound on a sunny cool Sunday afternoon. There is nothing more joyful than hearing the sweet and pure laughter of my darling little two year old as she asks to be pushed higher and higher on the swing or watching her giggle uncontrollably on the slide. Some people find that yoga… Read more »

  • Hot Cocoa

    What a better way to start a cold day than with a cup of hot cocoa? Isabelle recently enjoyed some hot cocoa at a Maple Syrup festival and I thought I’d make her some from scratch. Hot cocoa for me is something to be enjoyed as a treat, so no reason to purchase instant powder… Read more »

  • What defines good???

    What a fantastic new way to finally express our passion! Thanks Alfred for including me in on this amazing journey. I hope I don’t disappoint. I thought long and hard about what I was going to write on my very first post. It was a bit nerve racking and thoughts kept flying into and out… Read more »

  • The start of something tasty

    For awhile now, friends have asked me to go from posting photos of food and random recipes onto Facebook and to begin more serious effort of putting together a food blog. I wasn’t quite sure where to start, and in fact wasn’t so keen on doing this on my own. For reasons I can’t really… Read more »