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A Tale of Two Tacos

Night one: I had been marinating my large (2” thick) pork chop in a marinade I had made earlier. The marinade was made from Salsa, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, Chinese 5 spice and the very hot Rick’s Hot…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Making pizza with my daughter

When you only have one child everything is a learning curve. So, when I thought it was time for my 21 month old daughter to learn to cook, I really thought she was ready. Pizzas seemed like a good idea. Fun and…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 27th, 2009
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The best fry in Vancouver

I was spoiled as a kid, having grown up in Yorkshire (England) I ate my fair amount of fish and chips (fried in lard for extra flavour). For those not in the know, the English ‘chip’ is like a fatter, more…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 27th, 2009
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

The British Butcher Shoppe Ltd.

I’m a Yorkshire lad (pronounced York–sha) born and bred. Grew up eating scotch eggs and lard sarnies with crisps (chips) for Saturday (pronounced Sat-day) tea (evening meal). So when I learned there was a British…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments »

Spiral vegetable slicer

Recently my wife purchased a spiral vegetable slicer made by Paderno World Cuisine. Last night I thought I would try it out. It is so easy to use and the results were fun. The slicer gives raw veggies a whole new…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
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Baked beans on toast

After my parents recent visit I was reminded of an English delicacy I used to enjoy frequently – ‘Baked Beans on Toast’. This is my version of that classic. Toasted English muffin, buttered Two pieces of…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 4th, 2009
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Food sites from the Mother Land

My mother recently sent me some food sites from the UK. Check them out. GoodFood by the BBC. The site includes cookery videos (enjoy those funny English accents), recipes, plus a section on wellbeing. ASDA (big…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 21st, 2009
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How to define “premium”

A few weeks ago McDonald’s launched their ‘Premium Roast Coffee’. As they were running a marketing promotion offering free coffee I thought I would give it a try. I love the taste of coffee. I am a decaf…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 14th, 2009
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The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2009.

I would love to be a judge at this competition. For the fourth year in a row Ferran Adrià has topped a worldwide poll of 806 chefs, critics and other industry experts, whilst Heston Blumenthal‘s The Fat Duck…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
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What’s the strangest thing you have witnessed during dinner?

My wife and I were having lunch the other day at a Greek restaurant in Burnaby. One thing that caught our attention was the brand new Ferrari parked outside. As we arrived the owner was proudly washing his pride and joy…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 13th, 2009
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Gluten free birthday delight

The other day was my wife’s birthday. As she only eats gluten free food and I did not have a lot of time to prepare dinner, baking a gluten free cake was out of the question. Instead I created something simple but…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 9th, 2009
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Best of both worlds

Growing up in the UK I ate a lot of meat. In fact each meal is planned around the choice of meat for that meal. Since living in Canada for the last ten years I have become less dependent on needing to have meat with every…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 16th, 2009
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Meals that didn’t go as planned

As a foodie I enjoy trying something new, sometimes veering away from a recipe or sometimes veering away from all reality to try something different and new. This often results in magical oral delights, but sometimes it…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 16th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Hot and Sour Soup – Matt style

I decided to make Hot & Sour soup for the first time last night with the aid of my new found friend ‘Asian Home Gourmet‘. I followed the recipe, but added a few different things. Here is the recipe and…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 16th, 2009
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Asian Home Gourmet sauces

I recently discovered these sauces and spice pastes. They are great quality (which is echoed in other posts I have been reading) and the suggested recipes on the back are easy to follow and create. They have over 30…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 27th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »