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Category Archives: Recipes

Barbecued Chicken

Barbecued chicken is about as classic as it gets when it comes time for grilling. Chicken takes longer to cook than steaks, hot dogs or hamburgers, and loves lower cooking temperatures. The trick to good barbecued chicken is patience. It will take at least an hour, and even up to 2 hours. Remember that barbecueContinue Reading

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means hunter in Italian. Chasseur means hunter in French. Chicken “Hunter Style” has as many versions as there are cultures and regions. The Spanish version utilizes olives, the Polish version utilizes cabbage. Chicken Cacciatore consists of whatever the hunters could forage. Typically it was made with wild fowl, rabbit or pigeon, mushrooms, onions, wineContinue Reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Another dish prepared in my Culinary Arts class at George Brown. Very fancy and served in many high end restaurants but an absolute snap to make. This dish is delicious and the presentation is impressive. Chef Ian one of our instructors is an absolute hoot and an awesome chef. This is his version of theContinue Reading

Chicken Fajitas

I just love serving this dish for casual get-togethers with lots of toppings and pitchers of white sangria. Somehow it is just so festive, super easy to make, and everyone loves dressing their own fajita with their favourite toppings. My Mexican friend Jesus, taught me how to make these authentic Chicken Fajitas. This recipe canContinue Reading

Chicken Stock

The Ingredients • 4 litres Water • 4 pieces Chicken thighs or legs • 1 med Carrot, medium dice • 1 med Cooking onion, medium dice • 1 rib Celery, medium dice • 1/2 Leek, medium dice • 3 sprigs Thyme, rub to bruise • 2 dry Bay Leaf • 6 sprigs Parsley w/stems •Continue Reading

Roast Chicken as Celebrated in Cookbooks

At the turn of the century and for a considerable time afterward, chicken was an expensive treat, saved and served only for special occasions. Today chicken is easily available and has become an international favorite. Each nation has learned to cook chicken in a manner distinctively their own. Cookbooks from around the globe have countlessContinue Reading

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel or “White Sauce” has a reputation for being intimidating. It really is not. It is super easy and one of the most important and versatile sauces in any kitchen. Basically you just add flour to melted butter, cook for a minute or 2 and gradually whisk in warm milk. What could be easier? Here’sContinue Reading

Brined Chicken Recipe

To brine or not to brine? I can tell you that brining a chicken makes for some of the juiciest roast chicken you will ever eat. If you have the time and you are looking for something really special then brining is the way to go. Here’s my recipe. The Ingredients • One 3-4 lbContinue Reading

Chicken Soup Recipe

My partner woke up today with a sore throat. What’s a girl to do? Make chicken soup of course! It’s never a good day for a sore throat, but always a good day for chicken soup! Here is my recipe. For the Broth 1 tsp olive oil I finely diced cooking onion 2 cloves ofContinue Reading

Psycho Chicken Q’est que c’est? Brined Chicken

No, No,  not Psycho Chicken.  Brined Chicken!  Brining adds moisture and prevents chicken, turkey or pork from drying out. That’s why we brine. My friend Lesli Gaynor of “Mitzi’s Café” –  100 Sorauren Ave. and “The Sister” –1554 Queen St. West, Toronto made these chickens for our friend Terry’s  BIG birthday. They were brined, andContinue Reading