Today we cooked with the Weber.

Today we cooked with the Weber. For Bill’s birthday dinner we made tacos el pastor. Oh yes! Watch the video Today we cooked with the Weber. For Bill’s birthday dinner we made tacos el pastor. Oh yes! A video posted by Alexa Clark (@lexnger) on Jul 4, 2014 at 5:58pm PDT

Lex & CUTCO

I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be doing some work with CUTCO. Recently while working with Canadian Beef I was given a set of CUTCO steak knives. I love knives and I’m quite particular about them.  In fact, part of my “how Gerry and I met” story includes knives, but that’s another story for…

Choices – Live Below The Line

When you are doing a poverty or hunger challenge like Live Below The Line and shopping for 5 days food with only $8.75 per person you don’t think you have a lot of choices. But you do. Especially here in downtown Toronto where it’s a short walk to 7 or more grocery stores, 2 major…

Sugaring on the Weekend.

Yes, it’s getting sweet and sappy here on unsweetened.ca because for the first time in my life I made maple syrup! All my years in the woods, all my stories of pruning, chopping, tending tress and I’d never tapped one. I’ve never made maple syrup before. I’ve never visited a Cabane au Sucre. I’ve never…

My First Torchon

Rolled my first torchon last night as part of the next Chefs #LoveCDNBeef recipe.  I don’t normally pre-blog about these, but I was so excited to try this technique I couldn’t resist showing off my success. With only 2 hands to work with, and a filling that was less torchon and more just a wet…

West Side Beef Co Pickup

Today I picked up my first order from West Side Beef Co. The meat looks amazing and there is a great variety in the order that I can’t wait to start cooking with! For a set $150, our order contained: ribeyes filet skirt steak stew beef sausages hamburger inside round roast short ribs top sirloin…

Lunch on the Grill

Already using the Nordic Ware that was delivered as part of the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference swag. Gerry said as we plunked this onto the bbq “I wonder what the people without Nordic Ware are doing for lunch” We have plans afoot to develop some recipes for the Nordic Ware 365 Chicken Leg and…

T-fal and the Hot Spot

You’d think that I knew how to cook with all my posts on recipes and food. Small things like having a professional cook for a father, growing up working in restaurant kitchens and working as a camp cook at 15 would lead you to believe I know my way around cookware.  And yet the T-fal…

Mini Red Curry Meat Pies

  The last batch of mini meat pies just came out of the oven and cooling for tonight’s #MeatLuk hosted by @foodie411 These are a version of an appetiser I’ve served at cocktail parties in the past, but I switched it up a bit by using Thai red curry paste in lieu of the original…