Archive for October, 2005

Osso Buco Birthday Dinner

A four course dinner for my father inlaw’s birthday. We started with grilled portobello mushroom, and moved on to cream of asparagus soup with black truffles and truffle oil and before the main course a garden salad with miso dressing. To cleanse our palette he had a Raspberry Morte Subite, which was sweet and refereshing for the first three courses. Finally we had super tender veal shank with safron risotto and grilled zucchini marinated in balsamic vinegar.

Grilled Veal Chop

It was gorgeous day warm for this time of October, so it was only fitting to grill a nice big veal chop. We aslo made my wife’s potato salad and sautéed broccoli and carrots.


Veal Marsala

Veal Marsala with Cremini mushrooms with steamed broccoli, and simple mashed potatoes. The sauce is a sweet Marsala, home made veal stock, shallots and Cremini mushrooms.


Kung Pao Chicken

My version with extra large pieces of chicken and 8 Schezwan chili peppers. Great on a cold damp evening.


Inez’s Zesty Ribs

My Mom’s recipe with a super hot twist, I added some home made hot pepper sauce that my friend John created, and boy is it hot. The ribs are served on steamed rice and a Japanese salad.


benedict de huevos por favor

A Mexican spin on eggs benedict English muffins with burrito beef, cheddar cheese and sliced tomato a poached egg and topped with salsa and fresh coriander.


Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles

Fall is definitely here, so it’s time for hardy dishes, and nothing’s better than beef stroganoff. I use a little paprika in the flour when coating the beef for a little kick and colour. The image is a little washed out, because of steam wafting off the dish, you know it’s fall when. The dish is topped with a little sour cream and fresh parsley.


Crusted Lamb Rack

A rack of lamb grilled, then coated with honey Dijon mustard and then coated with a mixture of parsley, mint, chives and bread crumbs and then baked in a 400 F oven. I got the ingredient list from Jump Cafe & Bar one of our favourite restaurants and the location of our wedding reception. The dish also includes a potato cake stuffed with cheddar cheese, grilled zucchini and sautéed cremini mushrooms and shallots in a white wine and butter.


Thin Crust Pizza

After eating turkey for lunch and dinner, we needed a change. We went with pizza topped with bacon, cremini mushrooms and yellow pepper.


Turkey Pie

With a bunch of turkey leftovers and mashed potatoes, it was a no brainer to throw together a simple Turkey pie. Very tasty and makes for good lunches.