POTATO LATKES

POTATO LATKES

Another snowy day in paradise calls for comfort food…   Potato Latkes are quick and easy addition to breakfast or just on their own… ….grate 2 medium potatoes & 1/2 cup onion add 1 egg stir in 2 tbsp flour salt & pepper   Heat oil on grill pan Scoop portions of the potato mixture onto the grill. Brown well on each side and serve.   Today I served with eggs for breakfast but my all time favourite is to…

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GRILLED PANCETTA WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

GRILLED PANCETTA WRAPPED ASPARAGUS

Grilled Pancetta-Wrapped Asparagus   1-1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil 1-1/2 Tablespoon Brown Sugar 1 clove Garlic Minced Or Pressed 1 bunch of Asparagus (20-25 Spears), woody stems removed 4 slices pancetta 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds       Heat grill. In a small bowl, whisk together oils, brown sugar and garlic. Set aside. Bunch together 5-6 asparagus spears and tightly wrap a piece pancetta around the bundle. Repeat for rest of asparagus. Using a pastry brush,…

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EASY HOLLANDAISE

EASY HOLLANDAISE

I know that keeping packaged Hollandaise mixes onboard is an easy quick fix but the real thing is just as easy and quick and tastes SO much better… All you need is the following: 2 egg yolks 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup butter , melted pinch of cayenne dash of sea salt Method: In metal bowl whisk yolks & lemon juice together until thick and creamy (about 3 minutes) Place bowl over simmering water (be careful bowl doesn’t…

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THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

THE ULTIMATE TOMATO SALAD

Tomato Salad 2 1/4 pounds mixed ripe tomatoes different shapes and colours   Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper   A good pinch dried oregano Balsamic vinegar Extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic peeled and grated 1 fresh red chili seeded and chopped Fresh basil Prepare tomatoes (slices, chunks, whole, halved & quartered for variety) Place in colander and sprinkle generously with sea salt tossing a couple of times to distribute the salt. The residual salty juice will be…

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MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

MINI CHICKEN POT PIES

Another snowy day in the Galley Kat neighbourhood… …and I needed to prepare a box lunch for Francois’ work day. …so I took the opportunity to try out these little pies that I found on the Betty Crocker site They are really versatile: ham, broccoli and cheese, totally veggie, or when limited to fresh things onboard… (tinned cocktail shrimp, lemon zest and drained & chopped tinned asparagus with Swiss cheese) …another of my Omnia oven creations   Mini Chicken Pot…

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BISQUICK CLONE

BISQUICK CLONE

I love finding these ‘clone’ recipes… I kept a good supply of this onboard this summer Bisquick Clone 10 cups All-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder 1/4 cup Baking Powder 1 tablespoon Salt 2 cups  all Vegetable Shortening Combine flour, milk, baking powder, and salt in a very large bowl. Cut in shortening until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in tightly closed covered container in a cool place. Use in your favourite Bisquick recipes (same proportions) pancakes…

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SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

SWEET & SOUR PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Chicken 2 servings Chicken ingredients: 1 large boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 corn starch 1 eggs, beaten Salt, pepper, garlic powder for seasoning the chicken several tbsp vegetable oil (I used Grapeseed oil) 1/1 green pepper cut into chunks 1/2 each red & yellow bell pepper cut into chunks 1/2 cup pineapple chunks Sauce Ingredients: 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup ketchup 1/2 cup vinegar 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse black…

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED FIGS w/ SEA SALT

CHOCOLATE DIPPED FIGS w/ SEA SALT

Today I am plagued with AAADD (Age Activated Attention Deficite Disorder) You know those times when you start something but on the way to completing it you get distracted by something else? Everywhere I look I see opportunities for more delicious recipes that take me in new directions. The latest was when I returned to the store for the second time to buy ingredients to make Reuben Sandwiches after making Tomato Soup. Just before leaving for the store I happened…

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REUBEN SANDWICH – AKA Grilled Cheese with Attitude

REUBEN SANDWICH – AKA Grilled Cheese with Attitude

We don’t eat smoke meat often as we try as much as possible to avoid additives such as nitrites but when you live in a city with the reputation of THE BEST SMOKED MEAT we from time to time indulge. This was one of those days. I had just finished making a batch of Tomato Soup. And was thinking – what goes together with tomato soup but a fine grilled cheese. Like monkeys and bananas. Like salt and pepper. Like…

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RUSSIAN DRESSING

RUSSIAN DRESSING

Russian Dressing   1 cup       1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup ketchup (link to my homemade version) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons onion, grated 1 tablespoon horse radish 1/2 lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon chili sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika salt and pepper to taste   Mix everything well and chill           Adapted from Closet Cooking