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Keep Your Cooking Utensils Handy

Utensils are the tools of your kitchen and are usually needed at a moments notice to stir, whisk, grate, pound, and open.  You don’t want to waste time searching through a messy drawer trying to find a tool you know ...

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Recipes on kitchen cupboard

Keeping Your Best Recipes On Hand

Having trouble finding your best recipes? Tape your favourite “go-to” recipes to the inside of your kitchen cupboard door. Doing this will save you loads of time when you need to double check how much of an ingredient to use. It they’re ...

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Frying Too Quickly?

Helpful Hint: If the ingredients in your frying pan start to cook too quickly, don’t be afraid to slide your pan off the heat for a second. Frying Too Quickly? is published on 2013-07-23T21:08:42-04:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:12:00-05:00 by Kary ...

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easy fruit salad

Make a Fruit Salad

At the end of each week, make a fruit salad.  It’s a great way to use up all the fresh fruit you have on hand, and it will last all weekend, covered in the fridge for everyone to pick at. ...

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How to grill fish using foil

How To Grill Delicate Fish

Last year, I visited Australia and noticed something different about the type of BBQ they use. They grilled on a griddle, rather than on a grill. But why? “Because fish stick to the grill and we cook a lot of ...

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Guesstimating a Pound

A lot of recipes will call for a pound of something – a pound of potatoes, a pound of carrots, etc.  This can easily be figured out if there’s a scale handy.  However, if you’re grabbing produce at the farmers ...

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Quick substitution for shallot

What is a Substitute for Shallots?

If a recipe calls for shallots and you’re fresh out, you can use equal parts minced garlic and green onion instead. What is a Substitute for Shallots? is published on 2013-05-27T18:21:01-04:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:17:37-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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salad with oil and vinegar

How to Dress a Salad with Oil and Vinegar

It’s not always necessary to mix a vinaigrette, especially if you’re only making a simple salad.  An easier way is to toss the salad greens with a little olive oil (enough to make the leaves glisten), then season the salad ...

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How to dry produce quickly

How To Dry Potatoes Quickly

  Washed potatoes need to be dried before being tossed in oil and placed in a hot oven to cook and crisp.  If the potatoes are wet when they go in the oven, they’ll steam instead of roast. Also, oil ...

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Testing the Heat of a Chili Pepper

I always test the heat of a chili pepper, regardless of if I seed it or not.  Because you never know how spicy a chill will be and everyone is different (even when comparing two of the same type), testing ...

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