Ribs!

Ribs!

So uhh it’s been a while. Things have been crazy for the past couple of months; there will be a post to follow regarding that. But suffice to say, we’ve been busy, and the wheels have fallen off the cart a little bit. So, this is going to be a mostly photo-based post, not a lot to say regarding the recipe or anything because it was mostly just winging it, and giving smoking on a Weber Kettle a try. Ingredients: Ribs Ribs Directions: A few hours, or the day before, coat the ribs in the dry rub of your choice,...…

Gnocchi & Squash Sauce

Gnocchi & Squash Sauce

Ingredients: Gnocchi 3lbs Yukon Gold potatoes 2 large egg yolks 1C Tipo 00 flour [or 1 part pastry, 3 parts AP flour, mixed], plus extra for dusting 1 whole nutmeg [well, 1/4 of a whole nutmeg], for grating Squash Sauce 1 butternut squash (2.5lbs) [we used 2 small ones] 4 cloves of garlic 1 fresh red chile 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary olive oil 1 vegetable boullion cube [1tsp veggie stock base] Parmesean cheese Directions: Preheat the oven to 400F, wash the potatoes and place in a large baking dish or on a baking sheet Bake for 1hr or until...…

Tequila Patron -- 'Perfect Margarita'

Tequila Patron -- 'Perfect Margarita'

D: We were shopping at the LCBO like we often do, and we found this bottle of Patron Citronge (insert accents on letters here). It’s a cool frosted bottle, and it sounded interesting, so we grabbed it. It comes with this card with a recipe for ‘Perfect Margarita’, so we’re giving that a try. I’ll have to try it straight as well, as it is a 35% ABV liqueur, so you could drink it straight as some kind of lime Patron. But, perfect margarita, with no blender, let’s do this. [Tequila Patron – ‘Perfect Margarita’] Ingredients: 1.5oz Patron silver tequila...…

Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon

Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon

Ingredients: 4lb medium red-skin potatoes kosher salt 12oz bacon 1.5C mayonaise 3TBsp Dijon mustard 2 heaping TBsp sweet pickle relish a squeeze of yellow mustard 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/2C finely diced red onion 1/4C thinly sliced scallion greens 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced Directions: In a large pot, boil the red-skin potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (skin on) in salted water, until easily pierced with a fork (20-25 minutes) Drain and cool to room temperature Cook the bacon via your method of choice (we bake it) and after cooling, cut...…

Stephanie's Maple-Ghost Pepper Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brown Rice

Stephanie's Maple-Ghost Pepper Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Brown Rice

S: I found this awesome Kickstarter back in the day, for a lunch pack that would really help me portion/organize my lunches when I bring them to work. Prepd is the company that did it, and I will be doing a more detailed post about it next week. One thing great about them, they have an app for recipes that fit well in their containers. But this week, I didn’t really feel like following any specific recipe, so I decided to dabble in my own. We bought some salmon, so I googled some generic recipes for marinades, and based on...…

Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur

Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur

D: So we were shopping at the LCBO and Steph noticed this interesting looking bottle sitting on the shelf. It, being super weird, sounded worth a try so we grabbed that. So here’s a brief review, of sorts, of Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur. Our Drink – A Review [Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur] Directions: Drink neat or mix with ~ 1 part silver tequila You can see the pure pleasure and enjoyment in my face. Yeah, it’s kind of… surprising how different it tastes, and how much it tastes like Chilis. Ditto for Steph. Verdict: D: So, neat, as...…