Yesterday was quite a day here in Ottawa. I’m not here to be political, so all I will say is that on some days you crave something comforting and warm and yesterday was one of those days.
Here is a delicious recipe for Baked Potato and Leek Soup which was exactly what a day like yesterday called for.
Last Friday was intended to be a BBQ night, as earlier in the week the weather called for a beautiful day, the warmest one of the year so far. We had big plans to sit on our back deck, have a couple drinks, and fire up a delicious beer can chicken on the BBQ (I realized just now how completely redneck that sounds, hence the title of the recipe). What we got were clouds, a lingering threat of rain, and temperatures dropping rather quickly towards the end of the day. Let’s just say neither of us were in the mood to BBQ (Who am I kidding? I am not the BBQer in the house.) Instead, we made more or less the same recipe in the oven. Continue reading
I had two girlfriends over Friday night for wine and cheese making. We made ricotta, which is incredibly simple to make – in fact, it’s the only cheese I have successfully made (there was a failed attempt at mozzarella that will be re-attempted one day!) But not just any ricotta – goat ricotta! Continue reading
There are many different methods to make chicken soup. On one end, you can use packaged broth and cook up chicken and vegetables right in the pot and have it ready in 30 minutes, and on the other the end you can start with a whole raw chicken, make the broth and then cook the soup. The method I use most often and the one I am going to share today is closer to the second side of the scale. Continue reading