Perfect weekend for a bbq! I love the quality and the value of @mikesislandmarket ground beef. I put together a great little guide in how to cook up great steaks and burgers in a feature in the @thechronicleherald! There’s a recipe for my African long pepper spiked bacon jam, herb aioli, my all purpose spice run and a recipe for these burgers that I just had to slather in some brown sugary bbq sauce! What are some of your signature burger toppings that I totally must try?! Any family secrets oh how to make the best burger? I know a friend of mine who swears by smashing up a bag of sour cream n’ onion chips and mixing it with the beef. One thing I do know is supporting local is a great thing to do! Link for my recipes in my bio!
Crimson jammy jewels of deliciousness! I love roasting strawberries! So much deep flavour and unreal texture! This will take your strawberry shortcake to the next level, and you can put these on top of a focaccia with some rosemary or fresh thyme! What’s your favourite way to enjoy local strawberries in season? @cordellkwells shares with me how he enjoys using roasted strawberries in @furrowstudio upcoming Canada Day production, #ohCharlottetown! Check @city_of_charlottetown page for all the deets for Canada Day including performances by @kinleydowling @paperlionsband @vincethemessenger @irishmythen & @patrickledwell!
Garden parties are so much fun! They’re even more spectacular when they are held to celebrate an incredible woman! @heatherlawton You always shine like the sun and illuminate the lives of those around you; shine on!! Continue your adventure on the road less traveled. Birthday girl, I wish you a wonderful celebration and more years of adventure ahead. @jjlawton04 you put on such a beautiful celebration except for those evaporating mimosas 😜😜😜 @wandrewnicholson a big happy bday to you to chef! The tea sandos were awesome. Curry chicken was 🔥🔥🔥 I gotta say it was pretty darn awesome to get to hang out with some awesome ladies on a perfect summer day!! Heart is full!
So about those pickled strawberries I showed you last week...! Summertime means salad season and this is one that celebrates in-season berries which I pickled in red wine & white balsamic vinegar along with some spices. I make a dressing using the pickled strawberry brine. You can put anything you like in the your salad! I went with mixed baby red lettuces, toasted almonds, shallots, cucumber, feta, and of course tons of pickled strawberries!! Pickled strawberries are awesome on a charcuterie board, and I know @chef_rouge loves them in dessert! I really enjoy them with a creamy blue cheese myself! Have you ever tried pickled strawberries before? If you want my recipe for this, let me know & I’ll send it to you! This recipe was just featured in the @thechronicleherald along with my matcha green tea ganache dipped strawberries 🍓 Happy strawberry season my friends!
@abpibeef BLUE DOT on my mind & on my head! I told ya I’d do it @chef_erin_henry & @kaymankb! 😜
Weddings are always interesting events to cook for, but this one in particular was quite spectacular! I was enlisted by @brandileehudson to prepare a meal which would be heavily enhanced with PEI wild food which I foraged for w/ my team. The couple wanted a pure island meal, but here’s the catch, they wanted us to cook the meal as the ENTERTAINMENT throughout the meal! We were literally set up to complete the square seating arrangement. I was quite nervous, I mean what if they didn’t enjoy the “show”? The tent was set up on the beach and we had such a great time! We went and got buckets of sea water to cook the lobster, and I even managed to get the bride and groom to cut the bands off of the lobsters and pop them into the pot. I was so worried that we’d get her wedding dress dirty, but it all worked out well! They feasted and laughed well into the night. I’m grateful to have had such a unique opportunity! Who needs a wedding band when you can have your own cooking show to watch and be in?! I never would have imagined that haha! So much fun you guys! Great memory! Let’s do another one in 2021 Brandi! 📸 : @cherylperryphotography
Campfire Salmon! Cedar wood plank, Dulse, Butter, Spruce Salt & Pepper, and fermented spruce honey. Asparagus in season, cooked alongside makes for a great outdoor feast! Who do you know that would be all about this sort of dish? Tag them for the inspo!
In my house nachos are like snowflakes; each one is unique! Today’s version has grilled corn salsa, pico de Gallo, cheese, radishes, guacamole, tomatillo crema, carne Asada & grilled red onions. What would you drink while feasting on these?! I’m feeling a shaken marg!
It’s been a really productive couple of weeks, but it also left me feeling like I was missing out on our Island summer. After a super positive morning making up lobster doughnuts, I thought it would be a nice idea to go for a little drive and grab some lunch from a spot I haven’t tried yet. The bro and I headed to picture perfect Rustico for some seafood at On the Docks Eatery. It was exactly what I was craving. Their calamari was probably in the top 5 that I’ve ever eaten; it was tender, well-seasoned & the coating was just right! You could easily tell it was all done in-house & not the frozen pre-made stuff! Everything was fresh and really done right! The scallop burger, omg! I could eat a mountain of those scallops! Really laid back atmosphere, and friendly service. I’m so thankful I get to live, work & thrive on this beautiful Island! Where should I go to next?!
OMG! It’s a fleur du sel snow storm! While it’s safe to say while the threat of a snow storm isn’t real, my passion for cheesey dad jokes are!! I’m happily seasoning a tomato tart, which is a really happy place to be! You can get the recipe for said tart and find out what I was eating with @chef_erin_henry while we sat on the Stanhope hills watching bald eagles in the current edition of @themaritimeedit! What a great capture @cordellkwells, love it so much!!!! BTW, I’m always on the hunt for some cheesy jokes that I can tell my @culinaryinstituteofcanada students at 5:45 am (the breakfast shift)! Please post your best/worst! You can find the magazine where good magazines are sold or on the [EDIT] website!
It’s safe to say my style is eclectic and I bring the whimsy into all that I do! In December, I collaborated w/ @doughnutsbydesign to create My Old Fashioned Eggnog Dough, and I’m stoked to be back. By my best guess the savoury dough I’ve created is the 1st ever @lobster_pei doughnut on the island! I was inspired by @richardsseafood lobster roll & fries, so big thanks to their crew for making every experience so delicious! The doughnut is a savoury one w/ fresh dill & some other secret spices, the glaze is made with brown butter & cheddar. It’s then dipped in @pei_potatoes sticks to create the French fry effect. The crowning glory is a delicate lettuce cup filled with freshly shelled lobster from @lobsterotw that is lightly sauced and seasoned and then garnished w/ a sprig of fresh dill! This doughnut is my fever dream, and is so unique and tasty! I suggest you pair it up with the dill pickle dough; it’s soooo good! One more awesome thing: Kip and Sheila will be donating a portion of the lobster roll dough to help support men’s mental health care initiatives on the Island! ♥️ . Order yours today; these are heading out of the shop this weekend!
Happy National Lobster Day!!! Don’t be shellfish, & spread the love!🥁 🥁 #nationallobsterday ✌️♥️🦞