With winter clinging on like an icy booger, you need food that will warm you up when you eat it. I love to cook food that does that for you. And this meal definitely does that. You don’t want to use the yellow mustard like you would put on a kid’s hotdog, it’s too strong, instead use a mellow dijon mustard, or grainy mustard. That will give you the taste without the harshness, and a better colour. For a little kick, add spicy mustard instead.
What do you make to warm up in the winter? leave a comment below and tell us what you cook to keep warm on cold days.
This asparagus may be stewed in its own juices, but it’s far from being bitter about it.
Sorry. I totally had to do that. Don’t know why. Really though, very tasty side dish. The pancetta lends a posh feel that really snazzes up a meal. You could serve this with a simple grilled chicken breast or pork chop and people would be all “what’s the occasion?”. What simple dish do you make that has people thinking they’re getting the star treatment? Leave a comment below and tell us about your best – simple recipes.
*This recipe is fantastic. Just toss it on the grill with your meat and let it go. As long as you’re doing a grill bake or a plank, these will come out golden brown and crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Sometimes simple is the best, and these are super simple. An homage to the delicious roasted potatoes that my Grandmothers make. The goose fat really adds a nearly creamy quality to the flavour. In fact, you could pretty much get away without seasoning the potatoes, except for a little bit of salt to finish them off. Leave a comment and tell us about your favourite dish that only Grandparents, parents or even your significant others can make. The recipes that only they seem to do right.
After the bacon grilled asparagus in the summer, I have been trying very hard to eat asparagus when I find some. Thing is that it’s winter and it is very hard to find good looking asparagus for a decent price. So this vegetable side dish was a super treat. The tart lemon and vinegar pair well with the slightly bitter asparagus and then you get hit with the salty pancetta in a symphony of flavor that is truly happy. Another great side that is pretty simple but will wow the crowd like something super fancy.
I want to warn you, though, please make sure that you wear gloves when chopping the pepper, and when you're cleaning up. The capsaicin in these is intense. You may even want to consider a mask while working with them. I got it on my hands while cleaning up the dishes. Not nearly as horrific experience as when I chopped a scotch bonnet bare handed, but my fingers are tingly and tight today.
It's that time of year, the squirrels are making caches of food for the winter, and so do a lot of us, myself included. Tell us about your favourite food to make in bulk and store for later! Leave a comment below.
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