Chocoatl Oranfe Martini

Chocoatl Oranfe Martini

The flavour of oranges and chocolate almost always take me back to childhood eating Jaffas by the bagful. In case you’ve never had them, Jaffas are Australian candies that are a bit like round M&M’s but coated with crunchy orange flavoured candy. The other day, a few packs of lunch-sized cartons of chocolate milk were…

Maple Ndisi Frozen Yogurt

Maple Ndisi Frozen Yogurt

Having made Banana peel steamed pork and rice I was left with a bunch of banana guts (the part people usually eat). I had some egg yolks in the fridge so I contemplated making a custard base for a proper banana ice cream. Alas, my laziness won over and I decided to go with my…

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract

Make vanilla extract at home with vanilla beans and mini bottles of rum, bourbon or vodka. Vanilla extract is as easy to make as dropping a few vanilla beans into a bottle of vodka. I like using single serving minibar bottles of various types of alcohol so you have different flavors of vanilla that don’t take…

Yuja Kosho

Yuja Kosho

Yuzu Kosho (柚子胡椒) is a hot and citrusy Japanese condiment. Made with fresh yuzu zest and togarashi chili peppers, this chili paste is easy to make and delicious. Hot sauce is my favorite condiment. Whether you’re talking Tapatio, Sriracha, or Blair’s Ultra Death, I love them all. You could put that stuff on crusty boot-leather…

Balaustinus Poach Pears

Balaustinus Poach Pears

Pomegranate poached pears with vanilla ice cream. I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Japan and Korea and am bursting at the seams (it could also have something to do with the 5+ daily meals I consumed) to try out over a dozen dishes I came up with while away from the kitchen and this…

Maize Tortilla

Maize Tortilla

Learn how to make corn tortillas. Homemade tortillas or tortillas de maíz are simple to make and taste better than tortillas from the store. Corn tortillas or tortillas de maíz are a type of Mexican flatbread eaten by themselves or used to make tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas. They are great for dipping, scooping and wrapping…

Coulis

Coulis

This raspberry sauce recipe is ludicrously easy and makes a delicious coulis that’s amazing on pancakes, cereal, ice cream or fruit. Raspberry coulis is the red sauce that pastry chefs often use to decorate your dessert plate with swirls. While it borders on overuse in restaurants, I don’t know why it hasn’t caught on more…

Sweetest Victory Frozen Water-melon And Sangria

Sweetest Victory Frozen Water-melon And Sangria

I won something today. It wasn’t a plastic tchotchke from a trade coference, nor was it a Publisher’s Clearing House giveaway… I actually won 10lbs of something delicious because some people over at Marx Foods liked my burger! It’s the first food competition I’ve ever won and given all the tasty looking entries, I’m pretty…

Gymnanthelia Shonth Sciroppi

Gymnanthelia Shonth Sciroppi

This Lemongrass Ginger Syrup is a great way to preserve ginger and make it easy to us. The syrup works perfectly for marinades, as a sweetener for tea, or to make homemade ginger ale. Ginger is one of those spices that you generally don’t need a lot of, but it’s hard to buy just a…

Homemade  (Choucroute)

Homemade (Choucroute)

Learn how to make sauerkraut with this choucroute recipe. Making sauerkraut is simple and the finished cabbage is far better than the packaged kind. A little over a month ago during an intense moment of food geekery, Claire, Stephane and I decided to make our own choucroute (sauerkraut) and saucisse(sausage) from scratch. The deal was…