As an aficionado of fried foods, I’m always on the lookout for a new calorie bomb.
Hush puppies are a staple side dish in the Southern US, most often seen alongside catfish. Made of a savoury cornmeal batter fried until golden, the basic hush puppy is the perfect backdrop for added flavours.
Pender Island’s newest eatery has been open at the Driftwood Village since early June, and has quickly become my favourite place for lunch and dinner.
Chef Gernot and his partner, front-of-house manager Amanda, have lived on the west coast for many years, and their offerings reflect their extensive knowledge of this corner of the world’s people and our palates.
Beer can chicken is good, but a Zuni Cafe roasted chicken is better. Even better than an oven-baked Zuni Roasted Chicken is one done on the BBQ, as I discovered last week on Canada Day. Continue reading
I adore sushi, and until a couple of years ago, when Pender finally got it’s very own sushi restaurant, my only option was to make it at home.
Which means I got pretty good at rolling my own maki. Toot, toot! (That’s me tooting my own horn.)
Shrimp are one of my favourite foods from the sea, and there are no better, in my mind, than the large, glorious Spot Prawns in the waters off the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading