Where to look for Chantrelle Mushrooms

Chantrelle mushrooms are commonly known as golden chantrelle and they are classified as a species of fungus in the Cantharellaceace family. Chantrelle mushrooms are yellowish orange in color, shaped like a funnel with white meaty flesh. Some describe the taste of chanterelle mushrooms being slightly peppery with …

Corned Beef

Corned beef has to be one of the tastiest pieces of meat ever.  We had never made much to do about it until one of my sisters married a 100% Irishman bringing it to our attention.  We loved it and we loved him but, he and …

Easy Cookies for Christmas Gifts

One of the most thoughtful and least-expensive Christmas gifts one can give is a tray of homemade cookies.  Whether you’re baking for a few family members or a large group of friends or co-workers, a couple of hours spent in the kitchen is better than …

How to Choose a Grocery Store

Just like you have to test drive a car before you decide to buy it, you have to “test-shop” a grocery store before you can decide whether this is the store for you. Visiting different new stores could be an exciting and enjoyable experience. I …

Cell Phones in Restaurants – No

We’ve all experienced it, your sitting down to a quiet meal at a restaurant, with family and friends or maybe just your significant other, when he strikes. The bluetooth wearing business man who looks directly at you and starts talking. Because of course direct eye …

Chicken Curry

I learnt cooking last year when my wife was pregnent and was at bedrest for most of the time. Since I love eating chicken curry, it was obvious that if I need to eat, I would have to cook myself. So, here is the recepie, …

The many Faces of Gruel

“Please, sir, I want some more.” Made famous by Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, gruel, is a watery thin type of porridge typically eaten by the poor working class during the Industrial Revolution. Gruel is probably the starkest culinary statement next to “stone soup”. Now, here’s …