Ultimate Comfort Food

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Meatloaf and my Recipe Challenge to you! Comfort foods … Time honoured, slow cooked dishes, tried and true combinations with that extra something to make them newly welcome each time they are lovingly served. In preparing this style of food, which can mean many things to many people, we are payingContinue reading “Ultimate Comfort Food”

Soaking Up Ceviche!

Soaking Up Ceviche! Ceviche is cleverly marinated, raw seafood, fresh herbs and piquant chilies, bathed in a citrus-based mixture, with lemons and limes being the most commonly used. In addition to adding flavor, the citric acid causes the proteins in the seafood to become denatured or chemically altered with the appearance of being cooked. Traditional-styleContinue reading “Soaking Up Ceviche!”

Transient Cutlery & Rogue Utensils

Transient Cutlery Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant, bar or hotel can indulge me in my quest for tracking transient cutlery. Seriously, silverware travels in peculiar circles. I have monitored this for many years. It is truly a baffling phenomenon. Rogue utensils magically appear in cutlery bins all across the country. I haveContinue reading “Transient Cutlery & Rogue Utensils”

Snow is a Maritime Fact of Life!

Snow! A Maritime fact of life … We ‘get snow’ on oodles of knuckle gripping levels. We ‘get’ that it playfully chills us and it gleefully forces us to relinquish even the most detailed and organized plans of a well prepared day. Its mysterious ability to manifest our deepest, secret desire to play the everContinue reading “Snow is a Maritime Fact of Life!”

Valentine’s Day in the Hospitality Industry!

Valentine’s Day! ‘Twas the week before Valentine’s and all through the house, reservations were thought to have been made, but for sure, no one knows. Unlike any other ‘date of significance’ on the calendar year, the lead up to Valentine’s Day is a period of speculation, anticipation and secrecy. Birthdays of momentous value can evokeContinue reading “Valentine’s Day in the Hospitality Industry!”