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All the cooking related stuff we do.

Brisket
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Trimming the Brisket

A couple weekends ago I smoked a beauty of a brisket in my ugly drum smoker. Well the truth is before you can smoke a brisket, there’s a lot of prep to do with the brisket. I had my camera crew (that’s my kids) film me trimming the brisket. It’s basically just me cutting off […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
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Victoria Day Weekend; Smoking a Brisket

As my Facebook memories have been reminding me, in a typical year I would have spent the May long weekend at the cabin. With the current travel restrictions in place, I chose not to travel. Instead, I stayed home and cleaned up my Ugly Drum Smoker and smoked a beauty of a brisket. However, as […]

Cooked Black Cod
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Air Fryer Black Cod

I didn’t want to let the total failure of my air fryer Blooming Onion stop me from air frying other delicacies. So I decided to go all-in and air fry some Black Cod. And spoiler alert – it was sensational! I carefully dried off the pieces of black cod and then gently applied a dry […]

Crisp Pork Belly
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A Crisp Pork Belly Sandwich

I spent time in the Test Kitchen prepping and cooking a beautiful slab of pork belly this Easter weekend just gone. I followed the Jamie Oliver recipe/method and honestly, it turned out exquisitely! I started out by doing like Jamie Oliver suggests, I used a shop/utility knife to score the skin side of the pork. […]

Cuisinart Air Fryer
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Win A Cuisinart Air Fryer

As I have previously stated, I love my air fryer. It cooks super-fast and is more economical to use seeing as you do not need to heat up a huge oven to cook relatively small things to perfection. To give you an opportunity to win aCuisinart air fryer, I have teamed up with my fellow […]

Air Fryer Blooming Onion
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Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Under the heading “Learn to stay in your own lane” I bring you my second attempt at an air fryer blooming onion. And spoiler alert, it is still not pretty – nor very tasty. I started out with the onion – cut into segments and yes, I probably cut too close to the base of […]

Sourdough Bread
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My Favourite Sourdough Bread Recipe

Long before the pandemic hit and everybody started baking sourdough bread, I was already making my own sourdough bread. I had my own starter who we affectionately call Floyd. Over the last couple of years I have tried many different bread recipes, techniques, and tricks. Some with success, others not so much. However I have […]

Prime Rib Eye Steak
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Air Fryer Prime Rib Eye Steak

As I said a month ago, I now have an air fryer in the kitchen and I have really grown to love it. I love it so much that I used it to “air fryer” a prime rib eye steak! Admittedly, the air fryer does not do everything well. I tried making homemade onion rings […]

Air Fryer
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The Air Fryer; My Newest Kitchen Gadget

I am still here even though I have not posted anything for way too long. I have been living the COVID-19 dream life – staying home, walking around the neighbourhood, and learning new cooking tricks and techniques for my new AIR FRYER!! After watching my friend Tony Conrad putting together endless delicious looking meals with […]

Chicken Pot Pie
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Cooking Chicken Pot Pie Outside

My kids are really into creating ASMR style videos so I agreed to have them film me prepping and cooking a chicken pot pie outside – over a fire in a brick oven that we put together for the day. The recipe I followed is from the Jamie Oliver cookbook, 5 Ingredients. Simple and easy […]