Felicos Lamb Pie

Not all restaurants in Richmond are Asian. The Greek Restaurant, Felicos at 8140 Leslie Road in Richmond (telephone 276 8282), serves fantastic lamb pie for $8.95. Check it out ! Lamb chunks wrapped in phyllo pastry. I''ve never eaten anything else there so I can't review it, but you can't go wrong with the lamb pie.

Fresh Corn Chowder

Our visit yesterday to Cloverdale Farms is the inspiration for this recipe. It's hard not to think "CORN" when you're surrounded by walls of it for over an hour and a half...corn on the cob, corn chowder, corn bread, corn relish...!

When we rushed home to make this corn chowder last night, I found that it really didn't need much seasoning other than a bit of salt and pepper. The corn was so sweet and flavourful!


Fresh Corn Chowder

5 strips bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 large yukon gold potatoes, diced
Chicken broth or water
6 ears fresh corn or 3 cups frozen corn kernels

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until it starts to brown.
Add onion, celery and red pepper. Saute until veggies start to turn translucent and soften.
Add potatoes. Add broth or water until vegetables are covered by about 1". Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes.

A-maze-ing Maize

We went to the Cloverdale Produce Farm today in Surrey.

Goin' to a BBQ and we're fixing BBQ Mojo Pork

Going to a BBQ for a friend tonight! And the recipe is BBQ Mojo Pork which is marinated in a citrusy aromatic mix! Mmmm mmm!

UPDATE: Here's how it looked at Paul's Barbie: Mojo Pork: Mojo Pork on Paul's Barbie August 2000


BBQ Mojo Pork

This sauce works well for chicken and fish. For fish, however, marinate for only 1/2 hour before grilling.

Mojo Sauce:
1 cup cilantro, packed
5 cloves garlic
1-2 serrano chilis, seeded
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

2 lb. pork tenderloin steaks or chops
2 tsp. Latin spice mix

For Mojo sauce:
Place cilantro, garlic and chilis in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped.

Latin Spice Mix

2 Tbsp. cumin seeds
1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
2 tsp. coriander seeds
2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt

In a dry skillet, toast cumin, peppercorns and coriander over medium heat until fragrant, about 7 minutes.
Cool. Grind to a fine powder in a coffee grinder.
Store in an air tight container for up to 2 months.

Makes 1/4 cup

This spice mixture is great sprinkled on meat as a marinade base, on roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

As summer is beginning to wind down (at least the weather feels that way!), a lot of people are thinking of back to school lunch box ideas. This is a great muffin recipe that kids of all ages will love. Over ripe bananas are the most flavourful and the rolled oats add substance to this muffin.

I like to sprinkle chopped walnuts on the tops just before popping them in the oven.



One of my favourite "guilty secret" pleasures from Germany was eating Schupfnudeln. Schupfnudeln, at least the Swabish variant that I experienced in the Bodensee, were noodles made from potatoes similar to gnocchi (the Swabians are heavily into noodles like Spaetzle) with sauerkraut, and bits of fatty pork. It was available at every Fest and it was usually cooked in a large wok type device.

It sounds unappetizing, but it really hit the spot for a cheap, warm meal especially on those grey Bodensee days.


Potato Gratin and Pan Cooked Peaches

More interesting recipes from ViewFromTheHeart: Potato Gratin and Pan-cooked Peaches. Thanks, Al!

Small improvement suggestion to Al: Put your recipes in the navigation box and give them meaningful URLs by using the "Set a relative path for this message?" feature under the admin box after clicking on Discuss.



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