Roast Beef – Sous Vide

Roast Beef – Sous Vide

My traditional Christmas roast isn’t turkey. I like to make a beef roast for Christmas. Since I now have a sous vide machine, this year’s roast was cooked sous vide and finished with a reverse sear in the oven. It turned out pretty good. It was medium rare...
Linguine alla Carbonara

Linguine alla Carbonara

I love pasta with carbonara sauce. It’s a simple pasta dressing that I managed to make much more complex. In it’s basic form it’s just pancetta, eggs and cheese. I decided to make this version with pancetta, bacon, garlic, wine, cheese and a...
Carnivore Club

Carnivore Club

What gift do you get the foodie in your life who has everything? That’s the dilemma I found myself in this past Christmas. David is hard to buy for, so I always try to find something interesting and quirky. I ran across Carnivore Club doing a simple google search for...
NYE Tapas-Style

NYE Tapas-Style

What better way to ring in a new year, than to reminisce fondly about the old? David and I have been saving goodies from our honeymoon in Barcelona for New Year’s Eve… and we had a great tapas celebration for two last night (with our cats looking on, of...
Mercat La Boqueria – Barcelona

Mercat La Boqueria – Barcelona

One of my favourite things to do in a new city is check out their market. It’s so much fun to see local fish, meat and produce and it tells you a lot about a place. La Boqueria is a very busy market along Las Ramblas – the main tourist street in Barcelona....
Braising on the Grill

Braising on the Grill

It’s been hot here… really hot. Uncharacteristically hot. With lots of humidity. Spring was long cold and wet. It’s August and this is the first time that it really felt like summer here. I guess that’s why this hot weather feels extra hot to...

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