Food & Drink

She makes a great French 75

LA’s current favourite cocktail is the French 75. Served in a flute, the ingredients are: Two ounces gin 1 1/2 Ounces of Simple syrup juice of half a lemon Champagne Directions: Combine sugar, lemon juice, and gin in a shaker full of ice. Shake well, […]

Crock Pot Pulled Brisket

* this is best prepared the day before you want to serve it and is simply reheated 1 large brisket (4-5 lbs) ¼ cup Magic Dust 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large Spanish onions (1 lb) 5 large cloves garlic ¼ cup apple cider vinegar […]

Magic Dust

½ cup paprika ¼ cup kosher salt, finely ground ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup powdered mustard ¼ cup chili powder 2 tablespoons ground black pepper ¼ cup garlic powder 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper Combine all of the above – add more or less cayenne pepper […]

Carmelized Onion and Gorgonzola Quiche

2 dozen frozen mini tart shells 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ pound onions, cut crosswise into rings 2 large eggs ½ cup milk ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon coarse salt Freshly ground pepper 2 ounces gorgonzola dolce Place mini shells on a cookie […]

Asian Slaw with Indrani’s Famous Dressing

ASIAN COLESLAW ¼ head red cabbage – shredded ¼ head green cabbage – shredded 2 large carrots – grated 1 bunch green onions – finely chopped ½ cup chopped peanuts ½ cup (give or take) Indrani’s famous Asian salad dressing (below) The perfect make ahead […]

Cheddar Tarts with Cranberry Salsa

Tarts 2 9-inchfrozen pie shells 2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Cranberry Salsa ¼ seedless orange, with peel* 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen cranberries ½ cup roasted pearl onions** ½ cup Sultana raisins 1/3 cup liquid honey 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 tsp powdered […]

Pomegranate Martinis

Ingredients 1 – 1.89 Litre carton of Pomegranate Fruitopia 3 cups of vodka (don’t spring for the expensive stuff for this mix) ½ cup orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec) ½ lemon sliced into rounds ½ lime sliced into rounds Combine all of […]

Canada Day Cakes

Canada is a great place to live. Home of the beaver and the maple leaf. So, we celebrated Canada Day this year with some homemade maple leaf cakes. Here is the recipe for the coolest Canada Day cakes in the country: 1. Make two batches […]

Jay’s Ultimate Iced Coffee

This is my favourite summer drink. Great late in the afternoon when you need a little pick me up. Get a large glass. Add heaping tablespoon of instant coffee (both leaded or unleaded works). Add sugar or sweetener. Add small amount of hot boiling water, […]

Jay’s Pesto

3 packed cups fresh basil leaves (removed from stems) 2 large cloves fresh garlic ½ cup pinenuts ¾ packed cup fresh chopped parsley ¾ cup fresh grated parmesan ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup melted butter salt to taste Combine everything in a food processor […]