Chopped Canada, Season 3, Episode 5: What To Do With Figs and Sausage Patties?

Well, since the Year of the Monkey started on February 8, why not use the mystery ingredients from episode 5’s second round (frozen sausage patties, Long Island Ice Tea, heirloom carrots and figs)  to make dumplings?  Not too hard to… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada, Season 3, Episode 4: Roasted Chrysanthemum Crusted Lamb

Ingredients for the second (i.e. main) course on the fifth episode of this season’s Chopped Canada were:  lamb crown, tomato sauce, nutritional yeast and chrysanthemum leaves.  The first thing that came to mind was roast lamb.  But I was trying… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 3: Dessert with Quinoa

Tiramisu is one of my favourite desserts!  This might sound a little odd, but why can’t one attempt to make tiramisu with quinoa instead of lady fingers?  Can’t be THAT difficult, can it?  And no, I am using ACTUAL quinoa… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2, Episode 23: Chicken Sliders with Parsnip and Cabbage Slaw

For the appetizer round, the mandatory ingredients were chicken breast, stout, parsnip and jelly rolls.  A little bit weird, but not a complete throw-off.  Not that difficult to figure SOMETHING out, either.  What I’d make would be sweet and sour… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2, Episode 22: Turkey with Maple Fudge

Maple fudge was one of the items in the main course basket, along with soft pretzels, chili fries and corn on the cob.  So what should one make with that?  Why not pulled maple turkey over pretzel and fries cake? … Continue Reading

Chopped Canada, Season 2, Episode 21: Rabbit Burgers with Rainbow Green Bean ‘Fries’?

Ummm, sure?  Yes, rainbow coloured “fruit ring” cereal (think Froot Loops) was one of the mandatory ingredients for the main course of Episode 21.  This was along with rabbit legs, spicy pickled green beans and port.  Yes.  What a weird… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2, Episode 15: Goji Berries and Bran Muffin Stuffed Chicken

Mystery basket ingredients for the main course were not all that weird this past airing.  They were whole chicken, malted soda, dried goji berries and raisin bran muffins.  Thus, the first thing I thought of was stuffed chicken, using the… Continue Reading