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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

The great debate: How do you like yours?

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

How do you like yours? Loaded with all the trimmings: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, onions, pickles, cheese, bacon? Marinated in beer with all sorts of other goodies? Stuffed with cheese, waiting for that gooey ooze of hot mouth-watering cheese to explode in your mouth? Smoked, then barbecued? Roasted and finished on the barbecue? There are so many ways of preparing a hamburger and in my opinion every one is simply stunning. Let us know your favourite. Who knows, if it’s a winner we may even ask you over! Here is one burger we like to make at our office during the hot summer months.

Burger, anyone? There's not much missing here!
Burger, anyone? There’s not much missing here!

Ingredients:
1 kilo ground beef
2 cups bread crumbs (freshly made)
2 eggs
1½ large onions
Lettuce
4 tomatoes
Pickles
Mustard
Mayonnaise
Barbecue sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Ketchup
Kaiser buns Continue reading The great debate: How do you like yours?

Getting hooked on Granny’s fish

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

Staying with my grandmother was always exciting when I was a young lad. I never knew what I would get for a meal, but it was always a treat. Oh my, what on earth is this? was my initial reaction to kedgeree when she first presented it to me. Smells good, looks stunning, but what, really, is it? Continue reading Getting hooked on Granny’s fish

Les côtelettes de porc sauce Diane

Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

My Aunt Rose once said to me “As you get older Ian, things start to fall off.” I wasn’t sure what that meant at the time but my auntie wasn’t wrong. Not that I am feeling sorry for myself. I know that there are many sufferers of diabetes out there, and now call myself one of the chosen. But it does affect how I live. For instance, I can’t stop off for donuts. Pick up a Big Mac. Have KFC. Or even stop for a teen burger. None of that for me anymore. Continue reading Les côtelettes de porc sauce Diane

All roads lead to Rome, I hear you say. Not this time; they lead to the barbecue

Pizza fresh from the barbeque - with fresh basil for full effect.
Pizza fresh from the barbeque – with fresh basil for full effect.
Ian Leatt Foodie
Ian Leatt
Foodie

Do you ever, on one of these warm, wondrous summer days, catch yourself in your imagination lifting the lid on your barbecue and searching the foods laid out there for something a little different? Somewhat off the beaten track? Do you ever pause then and challenge yourself into cooking something you don’t normally serve? If not, what better time than now to do just that? Continue reading All roads lead to Rome, I hear you say. Not this time; they lead to the barbecue