Archive for April, 2012
With the spatchcock I received from Game Farm I decided to cook something reasonably simple and let the flavours of the bird come out. I therefore decided on the recipe from Game Farm’s website, spatchcock with white wine, lemon and rosemary.
The recipe was simple and quick to prepare and the flavours were delicious. Before receiving my package from Game Farm I had never considered cooking with any other bird except chicken (and turkey for Christmas). It was great to experiment with something new and I would love to cook with spatchcock again.
To find out where to buy Game Farm’s spatchcock More >
I have posted before about how the coeliac society’s in Australia and New Zealand note that oats should not be consumed by coeliacs without a biopsy before and after consumption (read about why here). However the Canadian Celiac Assocation state:
Clinical evidence confirms that consumption of pure, uncontaminated oats is safe in the amount of 1/2 – 3/4 cup per day for adults with celiac disease. Individuals with celiac disease who wish to add oats or oat products to their diet must ensure that the oats they are eating are free from gluten contamination.
They do note however that:
A small number of More >
I have fond memories of pea and ham soup. My mum used to make it quite often when we were kids with a big ham bone and split green peas. The only complaint I can make is that whilst the ham slid off the bone there wasn’t enough of it for my liking.
Fast forward a few years and I was faced with a rather large hunk (for the lack of a better word) of ham in the fridge. I also had a bag of frozen peas and some green lentils so I decided to make a variation on my childhood pea More >
Yes you read right – I made a pizza with an unconventional main crust ingredient – cauliflower. I wanted to try this recipe as gluten free pizza crusts are so expensive to buy and they are often loaded with sugar. I also love a challenge and to try new and different things.
I never thought I would have this problem but I actually don’t have a microwave – the recipe I used for this crust has an alternative though, to steam the cauliflower. However I don’t have a steamer either (or anything that I can use as a steamer as my colander More >
Another (reasonably) gluten free friendly option in Banff is Magpie & Stump. I had wanted to try out their menu ever since going there for a few drinks one night. The interior is very well done and it has a great atmosphere. If you go just for drinks you get to de-shell peanuts on the ground (who doesn’t love making a mess when it’s not in their own house!).
However I must say I was a little dissapointed when I visited for dinner as I had seen online that they had a gluten free menu but it turns out they no longer have More >
I attended a food blogger dinner at The Dip, an American style restaurant located in GOODGOD Bar. It took me quite awhile to work out where it was since I was looking for The Dip and not GOODGOD but after asking the bouncer I eventually decended the stairs into the eatery.
As there were so many of us we ordered some starters and sides to share including the grilled corn on the cob with lime mayo and chiptole salt and thick cut steak fries with chipotle mayo. Both of these I could eat and were very yummy (chipotle mayo is very popular in Canada More >