September 13, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Main Course

Easy to make meals using regular ingredients. Stress free dishes!

Desserts

Lots of tasty treats, the perfect end to a meal! (Some even low-fat!)

Seafood/Fish

Bounty from the sea to your plate!

Personal

What’s on Jonathan’s mind.

Kitchen Tools

Those items in my kitchen that I simply cannot live without!

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2010, a better year
March 2, 2010 – 1:42 pm | No Comment
2010, a better year

Egads. Where on earth did 2009 slip to? I mean, I know I had a lot going on in my life, but that was no reason to let everyone think that The Wannabe Gourmet had …

Spring has sprung and…
March 29, 2009 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

…well, I haven’t managed to update the blog as I had wished. There’s been housing renovations, job issues (fortuantely, not my own, but with others, in this economy), and of course, a lot of cooking …

Back in 2009!
January 7, 2009 – 11:27 am | No Comment
Back in 2009!

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted — there’s been lots going on in my life that has kept me out of the kitchen and away from the blog. 2009 has started with a …

In the morning, when the madness has faded…
November 6, 2008 – 8:40 pm | No Comment
In the morning, when the madness has faded…

Now that the elections are over, it’s time to get back to cooking, enjoying life, and looking forward to the future.
Whether or not the person you voted for was elected, you can look at the …

Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2008 – 6:26 pm | No Comment
Happy Halloween!

It’s a day where kids get trucked into neighbourhoods where they don’t belong, to obtain sugared treats that mom and pop are going to toss in the trash and give a “safe” bag of candy …

Getting the cold shoulder…
October 28, 2008 – 8:20 pm | No Comment
Getting the cold shoulder…

After having a year with basically no winter to speak of, Mother Nature has decided that it is well beyond time for those in my part of the world to “chill out”, as it were, …

The last hurrah of summer…
October 21, 2008 – 8:03 pm | No Comment
The last hurrah of summer…

Summer ended today, with one final hurrah, warm temps, bright sun, crystal blue skies…all to give way to chillier temperatures, and the true onset of autumn. Sure, we’ll have days in the upper 60s (F), …

A Season In Your Path
October 19, 2008 – 8:06 pm | No Comment
A Season In Your Path

In what seems like a completely different lifetime, I used to sing… not for money, but in front of an audience. One of my favourite tunes was called “A Season In Your Path.”
I was touched …

And the rain beats on my roof…
October 18, 2008 – 8:01 pm | No Comment
And the rain beats on my roof…

A cold, damp, miserable day around the house. Still, It is beyond the middle of October, so it’s only fitting that Autumn starts to show its true colours.
Time to break out the soup recipes. Time …

When all hope is gone
October 14, 2008 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
When all hope is gone

Backups say so much. Okay, Elton John, I am not.
But I did lose everything on the hard drive. According to the company:
We are sorry to inform you that no data was able to be recovered …

Thanksgiving is more than a dream
October 12, 2008 – 8:12 pm | No Comment
Thanksgiving is more than a dream

Tomorrow is the first of two Thanksgiving “holidays” that I celebrate (the other being American Thanksgiving), but as I hope you’ve been able to discern from my posts, Thanksgiving shouldn’t be just something that you …

Life is sweet
October 12, 2008 – 8:46 am | No Comment
Life is sweet

Instead of doing a personal post yesterday, I switched up the kitchen babble above on the headline — after all, since Google only wants to index the first thing it comes to, I’m not quite …

An Evening Cup of Tea…
October 9, 2008 – 6:58 pm | No Comment
An Evening Cup of Tea…

So, the hard drive has been received by the recovery team, but there’s been no update. I’m sitting, haivng a cup of tea, thinking about recipes, things I want to cook, people I wish to …

Making a Clean Start…
October 8, 2008 – 7:37 pm | No Comment
Making a Clean Start…

Well, sometimes making a clean start of things can be beneficial. If you are a regular reader (and I don’t quite know how many of you there are out there, yet…as The Wannabe Gourmet is …

Eveningtime with Jonathan
October 6, 2008 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Eveningtime with Jonathan

This blog is taking shape in ways I wouldn’t have imagined. It’s a labour of love, and I do love cooking, the scent of fresh baked goods, of simmering stews, and the taste of hot, …

In the Kitchen with the Wannabe Gourmet
October 4, 2008 – 1:36 pm | No Comment
In the Kitchen with the Wannabe Gourmet

There are times when my mind wanders as to what would make a good breakfast; most of the time, I’m having a cup of steaming coffee and a Clif bar (Apricot or Blueberry Crisp are …