Category Traditional Twists

Pad Thai

  This recipe is so easy to make. You’re allowed all-sorts of substitutions as well.  The essential basics would be: Fish Sauce Fresh Ginger Fresh Lime Fresh Garlic …but from there you can experiment with the other ingredients. Here’s what I did… 2 Tablespoons Soya Sauce 4 Garlic Cloves 1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger Zest, finely […]


  1 Kg Fresh Tomatoes 1 Large Onion 1 Rib of Celery 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Bay Leaf 3 Cloves 1- 2″ Cinnamon Stick about 15 Black Pepper Corns   Wash Tomatoes and remove stems. I also removed the core from some of the larger ones. This pot seemed a little small but once it […]

Chicken Samosa

Almost every culture on earth has it’s own recipe for these tasty little pockets….. …for the dough… 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Cup Chick Pea Flour (Chana) 1 teaspoon Salt 1 Tablespoons Butter 1 teaspoon curry powder about 1 cup of cold water Blend all dry ingredients then cut in butter until the size of […]

Newfie Boil (Jigg’s Dinner)

Newfie Boil (Jigg’s Dinner) This is an old traditional recipe and you will never believe how good it is! Start by making the salt beef.  You can buy it but I find it way over-priced… about 1 1/2 – 2 lbs beef(a tough, fatty cut is best) 1/2 cup coarse salt 4 bay leaves 4 garlic […]

Onion Gravy

Start with some fat…bacon is good, butter will work… Finely dice : 1 small Onion. Sauté in butter until golden. Boil a few cups of water (or stock, if you have it). Crush or dice 2 garlic cloves and add it to the Sauté.   Slowly add the boiling water, a Tablespoon at a more […]

Pork Wellington

Pork Wellington Here’s a great way to feed a lot of people on a budget… I found a small Pork Tenderloin on sale (only $4.50!!) and it inspired me to make a Pork Wellington, very much like beef wellington but a LOT cheaper… 1/4 lb. of Bacon, chopped 1 medium Onion, finely diced 2 cloves […]

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