Review – Chef Coats by ChefUniforms.com

  So when I was asked to write a review about a Chef coat from ChefUniforms.com I was very happy to do so.  Chef Uniforms is a division of Uniform Advantage, which provides all type of professionals with high quality uniforms since 1985. They operate 27 stores throughout America and sell their merchandise online to customers worldwide. Uniform Advantage created chefs uniforms in 2006 to the high demand of uniforms for the hospitality industry and is offering everything a chef needs to look professional.  Whether it's chef pants or coats, shoes, aprons, hats or shirts, you'll find it at … [Read more...]

Rack of Lamb with Pinot Noir infused Honey Rosemary Sauce

Try this easy to prepare Rack of Lamb in less than 60 minutes. It's ideal for Valentine's Day. I had this dish for New Year's dinner. I know it's a bit late, yet I didn't plan to post it on my blog, either. I love the taste of a grilled rack of lamb.  It can can be cooked in so many ways,  the possibilities are endless.  Lamb never gets boring, that said if you like lamb. Well I guess you wouldn't be reading this if you don't like lamb for that matter.   Ideal for Valentine's Day If both of you are meat lovers than this dish is great for Valentine's Day. It's easy to cook and assemble … [Read more...]

A worthy breakfast with caviar and smoked salmon for the New Year

  We welcomed the New Year 2013 with caviar and champagne. We were fortunate enough to carry on our New Year’s tradition to eat caviar with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon over a homemade bread and mimosa. Not that we can afford this mightily breakfast, but we have the illusion or superstition that by having caviar on New Year's Day will bring good things in the New Year. Indeed when we had caviar on New Year's day we had a good year. Well to be honest I believe in my faith first that good things will come as long as I do good things on to others. However, it is just nice to start the New … [Read more...]

A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

Eating healthy is easier said than done. Almost every day I think about to diversify my diet, yet I hardly do something about it. My problem is; I love the good old wholesome bread with lots of grains and fibers. Although there is nothing wrong with that I just have to eat more veggies and fruits. With a busy job all that goes up into smoke and by the end of the day all I have eaten was my breakfast and a lousy snack. Does that sound familiar or am I the only one struggling to eat better? A Bowl of Oatmeal Everyday Well my New Year’s resolution is among a few other things to eat … [Read more...]

Caribbean Black Cake to Bring Prosperity and Luck

My cousin-in-law Roseanne was grateful enough to reveal her Guyanese black cake recipe to me. As you know by now I have acquired a passion and love for Caribbean food and have come to enjoy many of their culinary traditions. Mainly due to the fact that I have lived and worked in the Caribbean and second because of my beautiful wife Denise, whom I have met there, while, working as a chef. Now, 20 years later, I have two big sons who love our culinary traditions. We always wanted to make sure that our kids grow up knowing both cultures. So over the Holidays I usually cook popular German foods … [Read more...]

In Memory of the Engels

To all my fellow readers. I'm sure by now everyone has heard about this terrible senseless crime that happened in Newtown, Connecticut. I found this beautiful poem by Tabatha Vargo and I wanted to share this with you.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. God Bless. Photo Credit: Tabatha Vargo     … [Read more...]

How Culinary Traditions affecting our Daily Eating Habits

Culinary traditions are the essential focus point in many cultures. In fact many families celebrate and enjoy them year after year. Very often they are being taught by the elders to their children in hope they will continue them. I guess one of the biggest Culinary Traditions are the Holidays, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years Eve, Easter and many more, just to name a few. The point is families have a particular ritual to cook and present their food, which makes it so interesting. Obviously religions play a vital part of traditions, too. Interestingly every nationality celebrates … [Read more...]

Grandmothers Cinnamon Stars for Christmas

I can't believe it is this time of the year again. Not too long ago I packed all my Christmas decoration away - it seems.  Well, I think Christmas is  the best time of the year. Beautiful childhood memories reminding me of the Christmas Holiday preparation.    Grandma's Cinnamon Stars Were The Best Just the smell of freshly baked cinnamon stars reminds me of my Grandmother baking during the Holidays.  There was something magical to it.  I was fortunate to have spent a lot of time with my Grandma watching her baking Christmas cookies,  that is cinnamon stars in particular.  I was just … [Read more...]

Coffee Chocolate Mousse with a Very Berry Cherry Compote

I think chocolate - I eat chocolate - and - I crave chocolate all the time.  I don’t know what it is, but I think chocolate is addicting.  I have to admit I don’t care for the really cheap chocolate,  because they lack the cocoa that makes chocolate so good in the first place.  I know chocolate is not everyone's favorite.  Like my wife doesn’t like  it at all. It’s really too bad because they say chocolate is an aphrodisiac. :-) Chocolate Makes You Happy Let's be serious here - Chocolate has some great health benefits.  Whether it's the flavonoids or the antioxidants,  chocolate has much … [Read more...]

Wood Stove Cooking and Romantic Candle Light Dinners

Trying to cope with Hurricane Sandy's Recovery I can truly say we are fortunate to have this wood stove. It has kept us warm and we were able to cook on it, too. You might laugh, but in these trying times, we had some romantic candle light dinners.  Before I write anything else I want to thank everyone including my friends and family members for all the well wishes we have received during and after Hurricane Sandy. For all of you who didn’t read my last post about the hurricane recovery with rice pudding this one is a follow up. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Waking up at 45 degrees … [Read more...]