The Adventures of Lady Kitchenless

Wherein Lord and Lady Kitchenless Visit Newfoundland

Lord Kitchenless hails from the beautiful city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where food culture pretty much revolves around beer, a paint-stripping liquor called Screech, and “fee an’ chee” (fish and chips for you non-Newfies). I love visiting Lord Kitchenless’ parents for Christmas, because their kitchen is ENORMOUS, and I can cook so much more than I do at home! 

Our first stop upon reaching The Rock is to go hit up The Duke of Duckworth for a pint of local brew (Quidi Vidi Brewery rocks!) and some of their delicious fee an’ chee, smothered in savoury dressing and gravy.

I grew up in Oregon, which has a large migrant Hispanic population, so naturally I know how to make a few Mexican dishes including Huevos Rancheros, which in its simplest form is just fried eggs on a crisp flour tortilla, covered in salsa and garnished with avocado. I’ve discovered, to my chagrin, that it’s nearly impossible to fry eggs in a rice cooker (unless they’re scrambled first).

On New Years Eve, the entire family had plans and left Lord Kitchenless and I to our own devices, with full reign of the kitchen. So naturally, I decided to make a huge, incredibly special dinner and dessert. We got some massive steaks from Costco, which I seared then pan-grilled and smothered in sauteed mushrooms. I also made some sauteed vegetables as well as white cheddar scalloped potatoes.

For dessert, I didn’t want to make something huge since we were heading back to Toronto and Lord Kitchenless’ sister and her partner were going back to Norway, so I decided to make individual Walnut-Raspberry Tortes!