I’ve been searching for flour and yeast since the first days of panic buying, but it disappeared faster than toilet paper. Now, I’ve come across a very small supply of both and fresh homemade bread has made my day. In the hope that you too will have a lucky find, I give you this day your daily bread. Continue reading “GIVE US THIS DAY…”
COMFORT FOOD IS ON THE WAY
All the food I’ve been cooking while in lock-down has been comfort food. And it’s working! I’m feeling comforted. I’ve also put on 11.5 lb. A less than welcome outcome, but who cares. I’m happy. And today’s recipe will make you happy too. Guaranteed to please: chicken pie with garlic mashed potatoes. Continue reading “COMFORT FOOD IS ON THE WAY”
BURGUNDY – HOW COINCIDENTAL!
In last month’s episode, our wine scribe Jim Walker told us about the first Burgundian winery that he represented in Ontario. In this, his 50th blog for Gentleman’s Portion, he tells about two more and how all three became inextricably linked. Continue reading “BURGUNDY – HOW COINCIDENTAL!”
WHY ARE WE PANICKING ABOUT BREAD?
Has the world gone crazy? First there was a panic to lay in stocks of toilet paper. Now, I can’t find a packet of yeast anywhere. Flour is also hard to find, but some stores carry a few bags and allow one per customer. Is the whole world home-baking bread in self-isolation? Continue reading “WHY ARE WE PANICKING ABOUT BREAD?”