Just a food lover and cooking enthusiast! I am hoping to inspire others with my cooking and trade cultural culinary ideas! My cooking I would put (in style not level) somewhere between Bobby Flay, whom I love to cook like, and Ree Drummond, I love her down homeness in her cooking. So tag along on my culinary adventure!!
Hey guys!! I know I don’t have a huge following yet on here buuut I have enough people visiting to the page that I should provide an explanation for my absence here.
So much is going on here at the Birkin house hold as of late. We have been making some life altering decisions and working towards our life goals. Our lovely home for the past four years has been great for us! It has put us close to the goings on of family and friends, which as an expat to this country has been good for my social life. All the shopping and eating places are not too far from us and that has been amazing too! But it is with some sadness, but mostly excitement, that we are announcing that we are putting the house up for sale!!
Also in the works, because of selling the house, we are getting ready to transition to a new place. Although we have a good idea where we are headed from here until we are there, things are sorta up in the air. For those of you who are list people like me, which I hope I am not the only organized weirdo out there, having more than one thing up in the air at once can make you go a litttle crazy.
Because of all the changes we have decided to make, this side hobby blog of mine has been on the back burner. I am terribly sorry for that!!! Once things settle down a bit I will get back up on this horse!!!
In the meantime, I hope you will excuse my absence but will continue to use the recipes and tips that are already on here. When I do get back into the swing of this I hopefully will be able to add more content of different kinds. In the end I would love to turn this into a life style blog for both my family and friends to stay in contact with, but also I would like to turn it into a side business I have no idea what that business would be at this point but I would love to hear your ideas and opinions on what I could do!!! Also, if anyone of you are in or around st. Albert, Alberta, any information on jobs in the area would be greatly appreciated, especially trucking industries.
Hey everyone! So I am not making excuses or anything buuuut I have been on vacation for the past couple weeks and haven’t hardly had a moment to spare! Also, as being on vacation goes, I haven’t exactly been doing a lot of cooking so recipes are not forth flowing. But I am headed home today so I should resume my normal recipe posting this week! If you get a chance, go on Instagram and give me a follow @north_by_southwest and you could sneak a peak at what my southern vacation looked like!
For most of my meat seasoning I use a very similar mix of spices. I am not a person who really follows a recipe so most of the spice mixing happens just by eyeing out the portions; however, this is portioned out so you can see which of the spices take center stage and which ones take more of the back ground flavors.
3 Tb. Paprika powder
3 Tb New Mexico Chile Powder ( you can use any chile powder you like in place)
2 Tb Chipotle Pepper Powder
1 Tb cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp coriander, ground
salt and pepper to taste
Mix it all together and use freely on meats and\or vegetables for southwestern dishes!!