Category: Cooking

  • Smoking a Brisket on the Traeger

    Smoking a Brisket on the Traeger

    As I may have mentioned, earlier this summer I bought a Traeger pellet grill. I did this to benefit my family. Yeah, that’s my story! The reality is, the Traeger is a great addition to our home because while most people think of it as a smoker, it is actually really useful as a convection…

  • Trimming the Brisket

    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…

  • Victoria Day Weekend; Smoking a Brisket

    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…

  • Air Fryer Black Cod

    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…

  • A Crisp Pork Belly Sandwich

    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.…

  • Win A Cuisinart Air Fryer

    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

    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…

  • My Favourite Sourdough Bread Recipe

    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…

  • Air Fryer Prime Rib Eye Steak

    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…

  • The Air Fryer; My Newest Kitchen Gadget

    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…