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Turmeric Pan-Fried Sablefish

SOMETIMES WHEN I GET HOME after a long day in the kitchen, I do not feel much like cooking. But if my wife and I want something light, I’ll make something really simple anyway. That’s when turmeric fried fish is…

World Egg Day

World Egg Day Celebrates the Small-But-Mighty Egg

Eggs. Where would we be without them? When all else in the kitchen fails you, there are eggs. Whether as an omelette, scrambled, poached, fried, baked or boiled, have eggs ever let you down? They're not just delicious - they…

Bourbon Mint Julep

Bourbon Mint Julep

Bourbon Mint Julep You don't have to love the ponies to enjoy this classic version of the fabled Mint Julep.  INGREDIENTS • 2 parts Woodford Reserve • 1 part water • 4 sprigs fresh mint • 1 tsp sugar DIRECTIONS…

Bourbon Cocktail

My Buffalo Thai

My Buffalo Thai This Buffalo Trace Bourbon cocktail gets a sweet, fruity boost from pineapple and Southern Comfort.   INGREDIENTS 1 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1 oz Southern Comfort 2 oz Pineapple juice 0.5 oz Lime juice 0.5 oz Orgeat…

Beeswax-Aged Cocktails

If the COVID-19 pandemic is an SOS from Mother Earth, as some say, then it’s a cry that has driven many of us to drink. But what if we could respond—and do our bit to help the planet’s ecological crisis—with…

BarChef: Tales from the Crypt

A delicious spirit-forward cocktail that truly embodies Autumn. With the depth of the Cognac, elements of the star anise syrup and the addition of the Balsam Fir Bitters or Fernet Branca, it provides spiced nuances and complexity with an amazing…

Campfire Marshmallow Shooters

WE SERVED THIS AT THE RESTAURANT A FEW YEARS BACK, warmed, in a shot glass, as part of a special 25-course New Year’s Eve menu. I came up with this idea simply because I wanted to create a familiar flavour…

Now is the Time to Savour Ontario

For many of us right now, cooking dinner is the highlight of our day. The pandemic has forced us to look at what we eat, how we buy our food and our own cooking skills. Think about it - has…

Honey and Vinegar

THIS IS QUICK, SUPER EASY, INCREDIBLY VERSATILE—and delicious. A quality vinegar, with its acidity softened, mixed with good liquid honey makes a great sauce for dressing cheese (like fresh burrata or ricotta, or hard cheeses) or foie gras (both pan-seared…

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