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Recipe: Ikea Meatballs

Staart the caaaar. STAART THE CAAAAR!!! For those of you focused on the food aspect of the insanity that was the Ikea Winnipeg grand opening on November 28, you’re after only one thing. Meatballs. Maybe you bypassed the carefully constructed avenues of thoughtfully merchandised product, ignorning the items you’re about to need placed just as you need […]

Recipe: Oysters Mignonette

Alleged aphrodisiac, classic champagne companion this is a beautiful appetizer that’s easy to prepare. Ingredients 1 Cup diced shallots 3/4 Cup red wine vinegar 1/4 Cup dry red wine 1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper 20 Oysters 1/4 Cup chopped fresh chives Directions In a medium bowl […]

Recipe: Candied Bacon

Ingredients ½ pound bacon (10 strips) ¼ cup sugar Dash ground cinnamon (optional, to taste) Pinch ground coriander (optional, to taste) Pinch ground chile powder (optional, to taste) Directions If using spices, stir them into the sugar and mix evenly. Lay the bacon in one tight layer in the heaviest, widest skillet you have, and […]

Recipe: Scotch Eggs

Okay, I know, technically it’s not a Scottish dish–it’s claimed to have been invented by the British department store Fortnum & Mason in 1738. I loved these as a kid, and they’re my constant companion whenever I visit the homeland. Although they’ve never gained a following in North America, Winnipeg’s Toad in the Hole Pub […]

Rice Paper Rolls with Sweet Soy

Chef Terry Geretta of Mise Bistro shared this recipe at the MLCC chef series course I attended. It’s an easy to make and crowd pleasing appy I’ve served to many friends over the years: Ingredients Rice Paper Wrappers Chow Mein noodles (prepared) Fine julienned carrot Fine julienned red bell pepper Fine julienned green bell pepper […]