Macanese style Meatloaf

Sometimes you come across a recipe which makes perfect sense and makes you think “why didn’t I do that?” This is one of those recipes. Imagine meatloaf – not the kind from a cafeteria, but the kind you make at home. Real comfort food, really delicious, moist, and flavorful – you get the idea. Now multiply that by 10 and […]

Apple, Concord Grape and Yogurt Cake with Cinnamon-Sugar and Coconut Caramel Sauce

Oh this is good! Such a friendly recipe, so delicious! What got me were the words apple and cinnamon. They whisked back to my days as a young boy watching my mum bake wonderful treats – jam tarts, pies and the like. This is a recipe that truly is what baking is all about. Readily available pantry items and so […]

Crispy Pork Belly! No, really crispy!

Hi, my name is Chris and I’m in love with crispy pork belly! Seriously, I could eat this every day – different healthy sides with it, but every day. Yes there is something about the crackle of that skin that just makes this dish one of my favorites. I’ve tried numerous recipes for getting this just right. I’ve even cheated […]

Tahini, Goat Cheese and Eggplant Hors d ‘Oeuvre

Your new favorite summer hors d ‘oeuvres is here. Yes, as the outdoor entertaining season approaches, we want to get as much done in the kitchen as we can before our guests arrive. That way we can have more fun with them outside! I know this combination sounds odd, but believe me – you have to try it. A couple […]

Date and Bacon Scones

Renovations are done! I know some of you attending my classes at the Loblaw’s PC Cooking Schools have heard me speak of the process and the progress as the weeks went on. It is amazing how many things you need to pick out when you are completely renovating a bathroom (or in our case, two bathrooms). All I can say […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Breads, Desserts, Food Blogs, Miscellaneous, Recipes, The Blog|Comments Off on Date and Bacon Scones

St. Patrick’s Day – Savory Irish Soda Bread

Yes, I could have done something green, but really – why?! There will be enough green things over the next few days that this doesn’t need to be. And maybe the Irish aren’t into the savory, but then you never know. This is a lovely soda bread recipe. I like it because it used a combination of flours – all-purpose, […]

Superbowl Snack!

We are doing a Vendor Sponsored class this week at the PC Cooking Schools. Little Bear is the sponsor and we made a couple of dishes using Kale and Collard Greens. I know, we didn’t really need another way to serve Kale but none the less, it was good. I wanted to make the soup at home and picked up […]

Couple of Hits!

Okay, I’ve really been busy.  In addition to all the extra extra time put into the PC Insiders Boutique in November and December, I did manage to do a radio interview on a local station.  It’s so hard to say local when the station is available on the web – in really any country that has internet access.  Yes there is […]

By |December 27th, 2015|Events, Miscellaneous, Professional Chef Services, Testimonials, The Blog|Comments Off on Couple of Hits!

Stuffed Eggplant and Stuffed Zucchini

My friend Otis – from the land down under, put me on to this recipe for stuffed eggplant. It’s actually from a fellow who runs a restaurant and cooking school there. I like this recipe! It’s Indian food but with a few simple ingredients that every kitchen should probably have, but above all I like it for its taste. I […]

By |August 29th, 2015|Food Blogs, Mains, Miscellaneous, Recipes, Soups and Sides, The Blog|Comments Off on Stuffed Eggplant and Stuffed Zucchini

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads!

When I was a little boy, I could always hear my dad sing the chorus to one of his favorite songs. It was the Doris Day classic, Que Sera, Sera. It was only later in life that I realized, the meaning of the song was really his motto in life “What will be, will be”. So this is a tribute to my […]