Specialty Foods

Cinco de Mayo Feast

Cinco de Mayo Feast

I love Mexican food, and this recipe I developed for tacos based on a traditional Mexican recipe has always been a favorite.  The pork is flavorful without being too spicy.  The pork chorizo can be made ahead and refrigerated for a few days…it’s even better after the flavors have been together longer.  The recipe for chorizo will make a lot of filling, so you can likely only use half of the pork in one dinner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSRCcBgK0Ho Ingredients 2 lbs Ground...

Mifroma Swiss Raclette

Mifroma Swiss Raclette

I was fortunate enough to travel to Switzerland when I was young, and I quickly discovered the fantastic cheese dishes that feature the fantastic mountain cheeses made locally.  Raclette was one of those dishes, which incorporated a plate of meats and vegetables with melted Swiss cheese ladled over the top…its heaven on a plate.  Here in America, Raclette was very difficult to find, and only available at a select few specialty cheese stores. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWS3ZjRceC8...

420 Special: Baroque for Stoners

420 Special: Baroque for Stoners

Controversy and drama have revolved around Marijuana/Cannabis in the USA since the 1920s when cheap hemp oil products first came into competition with "Big Oil" as it was, building around Henry Ford's Model-T and Rudolph Diesel's engine for which he intended to use Cannabis as fuel for his engines dating back to 1896 because it was superior to petroleum. For thousands of years, some believe, at the end of the last ice age. Hemp was the primary crop for civilizations from China to the Red Sea...

Café Spice Naan Toasties

Café Spice Naan Toasties

I do enjoy spicy food, so I have always loved Indian food. One of the classic dishes that you will find on just about any Indian Restaurant Menu is Tikka Masala, which is made with chicken cooked in the tandoor oven with a spicy curry sauce with tomato.

Numi Drinking Chocolate with Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey and Finger Licking Dutch Stroopwafels

Numi Drinking Chocolate with Porter’s Peanut Butter Whiskey and Finger Licking Dutch Stroopwafels

I am an avid cyclist, and I love stroopwafels because they are a portable snack that has some calories (not too much only about 120 calories each) that can be consumed while riding the bike. For this reason, stroopwafels are a “thing” in the cycling community. I even seem to recall that one of the big brands even sponsors the Cyclocross racing series in the Netherlands, which is a big-time sport there.

Making an Easter Basket

Making an Easter Basket

Easter is a time of sharing and giving with family and friends. We put together a lovely, #livelifedeliciously Easter Basket thanks to our sponsors Andre’s Chocolates & Confiserie Suisse, Flathau’s Fine Foods, and Mel’s Toffee. Have a look at what the Easter Bunny can bring!

Corned Beef Hash Breakfast

Corned Beef Hash Breakfast

I love corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast, it’s a real treat. Ever since I decided to make it from scratch, I have ruined myself forever. I always use the leftovers from corned beef and cabbage dinner to make this hearty breakfast.

St. Patrick’s Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage

There is nothing more Irish to me than corned beef and cabbage. My Wife’s Father Joe was Irish, so this type of dinner wasn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day it was a frequent meal. Look for a brisket that comes with a spice packet. I add some additional spices and braise the beef in Guinness Stout. I usually try to make a little more than I need for dinner so that I can use the leftovers to make corned beef hash. It takes around 3 hours of total cooking so plan accordingly.