Tag Archives: Food

EATS! China

The only travel tip I’m going to share about China is to Eat. Eat everything. Go in with an open mind and explore.  You will discover flavors familiar and new.  Textures and uses for so many ingredients is beyond impressive.  The diversity of food and choices across the nation leaves a palate more than satisfied with variety […]

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Thanksgiving – Stuffing

Thought I would keep it simple today, since its Election Day in the States.   Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving – Green Bean Casserole

Traditional green bean casserole Chef Grant style.  Not too much work to make our own cream of mushroom and amp up the flavors of this classic. Green Bean Casserole Ingredients 2 pounds fresh green beans  (Whole frozen beans work just fine.) 1/2 pound center cut bacon – chopped into large pieces 1 pound of mushrooms […]

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Thanksgiving – $50 Mac & Cheese

I call this $50 dollar mac & cheese because my mom asks for recipes, I give them and then there are comments about spending 50 dollars on cheese for one dish.  This one I think can get close to that if the good stuff is purchased. Trust me, its worth it.  This cheese combo is […]

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EATS! New Zealand

The food amazed us in New Zealand.  I did go to this country with expectations of nothing but lamb, pies, fish & chips and the thought that most towns would have better curry shops, thai food and Indian places than local grub could provide.  The curries and Thai we had were great but the local, […]

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Chef Joel’s BBQ Chicken

Chef Joel is also known as Joel Cansler – my father – and one very cool Dude.  (As you will see in the video below – shot while in Colorado in August.)  Check out his thoughts on BBQ chicken, my recipe notes on Chef Joel’s BBQ chicken and his favorite BBQ Chicken appetizer, grilled chicken […]

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Pot Pie

One of my favorite comfort foods.  And a food which is prominent around New Zealand in a variety of forms – which has inspired this post today.  This is not a traditional New Zealand pie but a very American and one I hope you enjoy. This is also something that is easy turn into a […]

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Spaghetti alla Magnolia Grove

In addition to practicing Mindfulness at the “De-stress your life, Recuperate Peace and Happiness” summer retreat at Magnolia Grove this summer; we also practiced a vegan lifestyle.*** It was absolutely delicious. Most meals were Vietnamese. We did a lot of stocks and broths with some of the most beautiful home grown veggies you have ever […]

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The Last Supper…

August 25th, 2012 was a special night at our restaurant Pandolfi’s.  At least it was for me, as it was the last evening at Pandolfi’s in 2012 with Chef Grant in the kitchen. Our goal was to create a grand finale and to give our best guests a HUGE thank you for all of their […]

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Pineapple Upside Down Cup Cakes

While I was shopping for the ingredients for the Peanut Butter Brownies, I got to thinking about someother favorite deserts and realized I only need a few cherries and some pineapple slices to create this one in the same afternoon.  To further justify making this dessert, it is one of my personal favorites and the […]

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