Category: In the Kitchen

Stuffed Pork Loin
In the Kitchen

Stuffed Pork Loin on the Ugly Drum Smoker

We had our first day without rain – the first day in 30 days with no rain! It was heavenly. So no rain? I got outside and fired up my Ugly Drum Smoker. The end result was pretty darn good. The stuffing was a little wetter than I usually like but it had a nice, […]

Pork Loin
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Pork Loin on the Ugly Drum Smoker

I did it again this weekend. I fired up the ugly drum smoker. Friday night on my way home I stopped at Costco and they had pork loin on for six dollars a kilo. So I thought to myself, let’s do this. I bought and took home a 4 kg pork loin. I rolled some […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
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Firing up the Ugly Drum Smoker

This weekend, for the first time since the summer just gone, I fired up the beast – my Ugly Drum Smoker. And it was ultra-cool feeling to make some barbecue! The usual routine to light it, wad up a couple sheets of newspaper, cram them into the base of the barbecue lighting chimney, place 10-12 […]

In the Kitchen

Baking Bread Over A Fire

I recently bought a new cast iron Dutch Oven. It was on sale on Amazon for $35 (nope, I’m not sponsored by Amazon nor am I an Amazon affiliate) but I couldn’t resist buying it. While I was at the cabin, I figured it was a good opportunity to use the Dutch oven in an […]

Zucchini Blossoms
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Cheese Filled Zucchini Blossoms on the Grill

Funny that on the last week of the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market I rediscovered the delicacy of cheese stuffed zucchini blossoms. I say that I “rediscovered” zucchini blossoms because once I tasted these tender morsels, I was transported back to my childhood when we often ate stuffed zucchini blossoms. I was inspired to try preparing zucchini […]

Easy No Knead Bread
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The EASIEST No Knead Bread. Ever.

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted much on here over the last two weeks. The truth is I’ve been battling some significant personal issues during that time. Too many sleepless nights. However, this too shall pass and I (we) will be okay. But let’s talk about something that makes me smile – making […]

Sourdough Bread
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Homemade Sourdough Bread

Now that the weather has cooled off I am not so reluctant to turn on the oven and bake my own sourdough bread again. Love it! This weekend I tried making a loaf of the “bread in a bowl” bread. Well, actually I did not try, I just did it. 4 cups of enriched white […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
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My Ugly Drum Smoker Follow-up

I did it. I have managed to finish building, seasoning, and now cooking meat in the Ugly Drum Smoker that I started building earlier this summer. Yes I did. I cooked a set of side ribs and a pile of sausages. The ribs and sausages turned out “okay”. Not great. My results may be more […]

Bighorn Sheep
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Cooking a Chicken Pot Pie Almazan Kitchen Style

My daughter and I love to watch the Almazan Kitchen YouTube videos and she came up with the idea of creating her own “Almazan Kitchen” video. And, she asked me to work on the video project with her. Perhaps the most gratifying thing I have ever heard say in a very long time was when […]

Sourdough Bread
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Sourdough Bread; We’re Back in Business

If you cast your mind back a couple weeks to mid to late June you may remember we had a little bit of a heat wave. And the combination of that little heat wave and the frenzy associated with the end of the school year made me forget to take care of my sourdough starter. […]