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Kary and Zak 5 year wedding anniversary

Paella

Zak and I celebrated our wedding anniversary Friday night with a big pan of Paella – oh man was it good. Paired with a bottle of extra dry white wine from Spain, it’s the ultimate seafood dish to share. I searched all day for the perfect recipe and only had a ...

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Make Ahead Steel-Cut Oats

Make Ahead Steel-Cut Oats

To help make breakfast less stressful and more nutritious, try this recipe for Make Ahead Steel-Cut Oats (sometimes called Irish Oatmeal). A steel-cut oat is a whole grain that has been cut into small pieces.  Unlike rolled or instant oats, steel-cut oats haven’t been partially pre-cooked, so they retain more of ...

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Thawing Frozen Steak, Fast

Thaw Frozen Steak, Fast!

You just got home from a long day of work and you haven’t eaten in hours. You have nothing ready to go in the fridge that will satisfy your hunger pangs. But wait! You have a big, thick Highlander Strip Loin steak from your favourite butcher… but it’s frozen rock ...

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Pitcher of Caesar Mix

Long Weekend Deliciousness

  Looking for a Delicious Long Weekend Recipe? Whether you’re in charge of the grill, on breakfast duty, or need a recipe for those late night munchies – I’ve got you covered. Hope everyone has a fun and safe September long weekend! xxoo, k.   Something for the Grill: Grilled Shrimp ...

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Cooking Tips

how to season properly

How To Season Properly – Height Matters!

Have you ever eaten something that looked beautiful on the plate, but had uneven flavour? A possible cause was the technique used to season the food, so today’s tip is How To Season Properly! Take a pinch of salt in between your fingers and sprinkle it from 2 inches high. ...

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Food processor with radishes in the chamber

Save Time With Your Food Processor!

This is the time of year to put your food processor to work as an extra set of hands in the kitchen. Why spend minutes on chopping and grating when you can take only seconds?!? Especially if you’re cooking a feast! Dust Off Your Food Processor! The “S” Blade: The “s” blade ...

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Dried Bay Leaves

It’s Soup, Stew, and Chili Season – Check Your Bay Leaves!

Check the colour and fragrance of your bay leaves.  If they’re brown with no scent, it’s time to throw them out – they are flavourless!  If you don’t go through bay leaves fast enough, split a pack with your favourite neighbour!

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Garlic paste Garlic minced and garlic crushed

Different Strengths of Garlic Flavour

The finer garlic is cut, the stronger its flavour will be. Garlic paste (finely grated) gives an intense garlic flavour, and a garlic clove that’s been slightly smashed adds a mild garlic flavour.

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Ask Kary

reuse frying oils

Can You Reuse Cooking Oil?

Since posting the breaded cauliflower recipe, I had a friend ask “Can you reuse cooking oil?” The answer is YES, but it needs to be filtered first to remove the brown bits of food – if you reuse the oil without removing the browned bits, they’ll burn the next time ...

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thawing meat

What’s the Best Way to Thaw Frozen Meat?

The best and safest way to thaw frozen meat is in the refrigerator. Thaw frozen meat on a lipped plate (to prevent juices from leaking) in the fridge, and on the lowest shelf. How long does it take to thaw frozen meat in the fridge? Ground meat, stewing beef, steaks ...

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How do you Cook Hard-boiled Eggs without the Yolks Turning Greenish?

How do you Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs Without the Yolks Turning Greenish?

Hard-boiled (or hard-cooked) egg yolks will have a greenish outer layer if they are over-cooked. To avoid this, follow these steps: Print How do you Cook Hard-boiled Eggs without the Yolks Turning Greenish? Yum IngredientsEggsInstructionsPlace eggs in a single layer in a pot. Gently cover eggs by 1 inch with ...

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The Ingredients You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen

The Ingredients You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen

Ask Kary: What Ingredients Should I Have in My Kitchen? To make your cooking experience fun and stress-free, stock up on kitchen staples! Having these basics on hand make it easy to whip up last-minute weekday meals.  With the items on this list, you can make potato pancakes, a simple ...

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