Dinner Party Menu

KevinAntelope, Baking, Big Game, Cheese, Fish, From The Wild, Pork, Sweet StuffLeave a Comment

A breakdown of the menu for some new friends that came by for dinner last night. Excluding the first course – a salad from the garden…forgot the photo. The first three courses were paired with an alsatian riesling, the following 3 with a right-bank bordeaux. Overall, a lovely night: berkshire tenderloin on white bean purée, crispy sage pickled whitefish, dill … Read More

Born-Again French-Pastry-Lover

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I never thought I’d write this, but I have to admit that ever since a wonderful pastry shop finally opened up in our town [ICS], I’ve been jaded about eating pastries in France. It’s a loss I’m having to deal with. ‘Not bad, but I can get it better at home‘ is a thought I wish upon nobody who loves … Read More

About this many

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So how many vanilla beans does $19.99 USD buy you online? 153. Yeah. Crazy. I’m used to paying $7 or so for two beans. So these 153 beans would normally have a cost of about $535 in my world. Not only that, they’re nicer than those in the little test tube thingers at the supergrocers. I bought mine here, upon … Read More

Lemon Sorbet

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Sorbets normally don’t get me too excited. When I’m in Italy, 9 times out of 10, I’m choosing pistachio and/or anything chocolate over any fruit option. But having been served a lemon-thyme sorbet by Kenny during a long multi course meal, I thought a similar approach might be nice to break up my Christmas menu [which I’m very excited about]. … Read More

Crème Brulée

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I can’t believe how beloved this dish seems to be to dinner guests around here, and how few actually make it. And by few, I believe zero would be fair. So either I’ve unintentionally deceived them into thinking it’s ridiculously difficult to make – or they’re lying to me about how much they really like it. I own the CIA’s … Read More

It is fall, therefore I am tired.

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Photo of the day: some lovely baking from Manuel Latrouwe in Calgary. Any place that makes a seriously good pain au chocolat is in my good books. I’m back, recuperating from my holiday, and getting pounded by a million and one demands at work. Fall always seems to be busy at work, with gardening harvest, and with hunting and game … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner 2007

KevinBaking, Just my dinner, Sweet Stuff, WineLeave a Comment

Thanksgiving in Canada is actually on Monday. But we’re celebrating it early, due to scheduling ‘issues’. This being our first year with our very own child at home, I’m eager to start our own family traditions. So we spent a leisurely fall day as a family, doing as little as possible. The simple 2 course menu for our thanksgiving dinner: … Read More

Antipasti-pasta & Poached Peaches

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Some food bloggers have ‘standards’ and only publish wonderful content. Not me. I post everything, whether it’s good or not. Tonight’s dinner was an ‘antipasti-pasta’. See, we stock up at the local Italian market on Friday mornings – immediately following an espresso and fresh pastry [we show up when they open, and the pastries are melty, but that’s another story]. … Read More