Thursday, 15 February 2018

Epic spatchcock fried chicken

Brunch knows best

I have reached another level of fried chicken greatness. As you all know, if you have been following me for a while, fried chicken is not my thing. I always make it, and it tastes good, but to me there is always room to grow. Today I went up 5 more levels. This fried chicken was an absolute 8.99 out of 10. And I say 8.99 only because I burnt it a bit.  

Monday, 12 February 2018

Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa

Brunch knows best

Probably the simplest cocktail ever, and here I am about to over complicate everything in the name of flavor. A mimosa is nothing more than a one to one ratio of orange juice and champagne. To be honest, it can be any citrus juice mixed with the champagne. Another wonderful way to sneak in wine masqued under the guise of vitamin C.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Smoked salmon spread

Brunch knows best

Can it be a brunch without a smoked salmon spread? No I think not.  There are some foods that just scream brunch; mimosas, chicken n waffles and smoked salmon spread or dip, call it what you want. This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and most of all delicious.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Best breakfast pizza ever!

Brunch knows best

Brunch, the most epic combination of breakfast and lunch. And what’s more fitting for brunch, than a pizza with bacon and eggs? I adore breakfast and it goes without saying that brunch is up there on my list. Lately, I have been on a pizza high, I don’t know why, but I have just been making all kinds of pizzas. After the success of the last pizza I decided that the blog is most definitely in need of a breakfast pizza.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Easy pineapple lime Jam

Brunch knows best

Jams are so amazingly versatile, you might think they are only meant for crackers and bread. But they can really add a delicious element to so many dishes. I’ve put jam on a pizza (which I’ll post a recipe of later) I’ve used jams in BBQ sauces and its my go to ingredient for sweet and sour sauce. All around its something I use often, so it makes sense that I would have a scratch made pineapple jam recipe.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Chocolate orange shortbread cookies

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

It’s time for some cookies, once again I am using my favorite flavor combination of chocolate and orange. My sister is probably going to be very annoyed when she sees this recipe because she is the shortbread cookie queen. But hopefully she will go make these and enjoy them and get over her annoyance real fast. Crunch, buttery, sweet cookies with an orange flavor dipped in chocolate.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Tea poached pears in chocolate sauce

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

Have you ever seen a dish on dessert menus, Instagram, basically everywhere and feel as if it’s on some French culinary institute unattainable level? That’s how I once felt about poached pears. The stem is still intact, the pear is perfectly soaked and it’s so delicious in flavor. Who knew you could make a poached pear at home with such amazing results?

Monday, 15 January 2018

Choco-whiskey ribs

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

I don’t think there are any limitations when it comes to pork ribs. Over the years I have been playing with chocolate and pork with much success. However, this is by far the most delicious chocolate ribs recipe to date. The chocolate raspberry ribs and the coco chipotle baby back ribs are the other two rib recipes that contain chocolate. While those were good, they were a bit more work. This recipe is literally a set it and forget it kind of ribs; you don’t need a grill for this like the other two recipes. Aluminum foil and an oven does all the work here.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Red wine iced mocha

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

Sometimes you just want a glass of red wine in the morning without the judgmental gasps. If that’s you then what better way than to camouflage that glass with some mocha. In all honesty there is more milk than red wine in this, but the flavors of the wine do stand out.  Its cold, and has the perfect balance of bitter, sweet and tart. They always say its 5-o clock somewhere.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sweet lemongrass, ginger and sage glazed Ham

"Christmas is coming"

You would think I would have run out of ham recipes by now. Between selling ham recipes and making my own for the blog, I’m wondering what ingredients are left? As usual I let my grocery stores available ingredients guide my path. The moment I saw lemongrass in the store I knew I would use it for ham, and it was a most delicious ham.