Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Meat Craft; Perogies, Bacon, Sausage

I needed to make dinner for the family and a friend of the my daughters this evening and I didn’t want my reputation my dad kitchen skills to be tarnished, so what to do? Stop in to see Butcher Greg … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrots for a Snack

The kids decided to leave the roasted potatoes alone for a day and instead asked me to try roasted carrots. So that’s what we did this afternoon. In the pan above, which was a clean pan until we drizzled balsamic … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Chick Peas

After many years of trying to convince my kids to eat some of the healthy foods we have prepared for them I finally figured it out; if I get them to help me prepare the food, they’ll eat it!! Yesterday … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs on Potato Pancakes

Lunch today was made by students in the Foods and Nutrition class and served to the rest of the students in the school program. Two perfectly poached eggs on a couple of potato pancakes with a side of grated carrot … Continue reading

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Hasselback Potatoes

The kids have been keen to have me cook potatoes in a different ways and today they basically described Hasselback potatoes. They like to “explore” new cooking techniques and I certainly encourage them to be imaginative. So today they described … Continue reading

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Thug Kitchen 101; Swiss Chard Tomato Spaghetti

My most recent meal from the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook was Swiss Chard Tomato Spaghetti with Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas. And I have to admit, it was not a resounding success. Perhaps my lack of success was because I used kale from … Continue reading

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Thug Kitchen 101; Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Tuesday after school my kids take art and dance classes so I get a few minutes alone in the kitchen to try some new things. This afternoon I went back to the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook and made a pot … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Baked Yams

One day after school this week I made another batch of the maple syrup baked yams that I recently learned about from my new cookbook, Thug Kitchen 101. This time I had grapeseed oil but I didn’t have any maple syrup! … Continue reading

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Making a Raspberry Shrub

OK, so this one goes under the heading “epically awesome”. I have recently spent time in the Burnaby test kitchen learning how to make a raspberry shrub. What’s a raspberry shrub you ask? It is basically drinkable fruit vinegar. To … Continue reading

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Thug Kitchen 101 Cookbook

I was wandering around the Chapters bookstore looking for a reference book I need for school and I couldn’t find it so the next best option was for me to purchase a new cookbook. This is how I happened to … Continue reading

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