Kosmo’s Q Char Siu BBQ Pork

Kosmo’s Q Char Siu BBQ Pork

Barbecue in all its styles and flavors is a treat; including using lip smacking everyday barbecue rub and sauce by Kosmo’s Q to enjoy the authentic flavors of Char Siu BBQ Pork. Its amazing that an all- American barbecue base can be tweaked to showcase 

Poppy Seed Pheasant with Cranberry Gastrique

Poppy Seed Pheasant with Cranberry Gastrique

This week’s Supper Challenge is “poppy.”  While I love lemon poppy seed loaf, the cooler weather and autumn season brings about pheasant if you know a few hunters.   Cooking a savory dish with poppy seeds called for the color and flavors of cranberry, so Poppy 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic Mustard Cream

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic Mustard Cream

I enjoy adding my own twist on classic flavors; an hour later, we devoured grilled lamb chops with garlic mustard cream. There is something magical about grilled meat and a cream sauce, especially when its nicely balanced. The cream needed a zing, an “ah ha” 

Smoked Beef Finger Meat as Burnt Ends

Smoked Beef Finger Meat as Burnt Ends

Cows don’t have hands, let alone fingers, so what is Smoked Beef Finger Meat? These big gnarly 1 inch strips of meat look like fingers off your local friendly giant. But thankfully, this cut is just the rib meat on your local cow. More specifically, 

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Ooey gooey cheese stuffed meatballs is pretty much a non-discussion item for dinner.  When I bought a 5lb package of lean ground beef from Costco for this week’s Supper Challenge “bite size” theme, I didn’t expect to prep the whole package.  Nor did I expect 

Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp & Sweet Mustard Dipping Sauce

I’ve got a hankering for the sweet crunch of Coconut Shrimp, the question is, can it be made at home? Of course! I live in the Prairies, so seafood is far distance away. The easiest and most economic way to access seafood is frozen. But 

Thai Grilled Chicken with Lime & Avocado Basil  Sauce

Thai Grilled Chicken with Lime & Avocado Basil Sauce

The special aspect of BBQ, is that it is enjoyed in every country, with different ingredients and different flavor profiles. BBQ is a universal food experience. Grilled meats are not isolated to North America, Asia loves it too! It was so much fun to consider 

Thai Basil Chicken / Pheasant

Thai Basil Chicken / Pheasant

Krapow Gai or Thai Basil Chicken (or Pheasant) is a fresh Thai dish, especially great for a weeknight! The largest challenge of infusing basil into a dish, is to ensure the basil is highlighted, while keeping the dish fresh. The basil and the chicken must 

Avocado Basil Pheasant Salad Rolls with Avocado Sauce

Avocado Basil Pheasant Salad Rolls with Avocado Sauce

Avocado Basil Pheasant Salad Rolls is not your run of the mill salad roll. Similar to Thai Basil Chicken (Krapow Gai) without the spicey tingle, the infusion of basil and cilantro really accentuates the avocado. With “avocado” as this week’s theme for Supper Challenge, I 

SmellaQue Tips to Delicious Ribs

SmellaQue Tips to Delicious Ribs

Pork ribs are especially juicy and delicious when the meat is well marbled. When purchasing pork ribs, choose ribs with lots of great marbling and a lot of meat. Remove the white membrane on the back / inner side of ribs. This thick membrane can