Category Archives: Foodie

Springtime brings super sandwiches with friends

Ian Leatt
Foodie

Don’t you just love spring? I know we Manitobans love the winter, hardened to it by our way of life, but spring is something quite apart. The melting of the snow, the garden coming to life, the birds greeting us in the morning with their melodious outpourings.

Spring surely is a time of new beginnings. Venturing into the greenhouse and starting seeds – that’s my way of knowing spring really is here. The smell of the soil always brings on my smile: happy pheromones. Continue reading Springtime brings super sandwiches with friends

A jewel for any dinner table

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

My eyes popped out of my head those years ago, my gran looking at me and smiling as she did whenever she placed a visually stunning food presentation in front of the family. Those days are so full of wow’s and mmm’s they are embedded in my memory. Continue reading A jewel for any dinner table

A Leatt favourite: rack of lamb made with flair

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

Wandering in from outside where I had been collecting fresh vegetables and walking into the kitchen, the aroma hit my nasal passage. Wow! Not only did it send my heart racing but my stomach let out a large growl. Was I hungry or was it telling me it was hungry?

What was cooking? Quite simply, one of my most favorite dishes, rack of lamb – a treat for me, as it had been quite some time since this delicacy had graced my table. My guests were surely in for a surprise. Continue reading A Leatt favourite: rack of lamb made with flair

A banana a day really does keep the doctor away…

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

A very dear friend of mine who will remain nameless (Cindy) says her favorite dessert is banana cream pie. For me, it is a close run thing, but the pie is for sure high up on the list. Why? Well why not? It is light, fluffy and downright delicious.

A banana is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has five times the vitamin A and iron, four times the protein, three times the phosphorus, twice the carbohydrate and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is rich in potassium. As for value, well it really is value for money. “A banana a day surely does keep the doctor away!” Continue reading A banana a day really does keep the doctor away…

Profiteroles will jazz up your dessert menu

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

To me, profiteroles are something special. They are light, they have chocolate, they have cream. If they are made correctly, the crispness of the pastry coupled with the light flavour of the cream dipped in hot chocolate sauce are a luscious climax to any meal.

And you can jazz up that rich offering in countless ways. Imagine if you pour a little caramel drizzle onto a plate, place your profiteroles, drizzle some extra sauce on top and then snap some chunks of fudge over this. Now doesn’t that sound like heaven? Continue reading Profiteroles will jazz up your dessert menu