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Mussels with Sausage, Fennel and Pernod

Mussels with Sausage, Fennel and Pernod

This week I was on Breakfast Television Toronto cooking up delicious mussels in a Pernod cream sauce.    Mussels are easy to cook, inexpensive, and perfect for a Friday night.  Did you know that in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France, mussels are consumed with french fries and beer! Sounds like the perfect Friday night to me. ...

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Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Steven and Chris wanted me to develop a meatloaf recipe for them. More specifically, they wanted a mini meatloaf recipe. So I scoured the net for inspiration. I knew what I wanted was basically a really juicy, well-seasoned, tender, and oversized meatball, brushed with a slightly sweet sauce and covered ...

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Kary, Steven, and Chris hang out on set.

Meatless Monday with Steven & Chris

Last week I was on Steven & Chris, my home away from home. ¬†Cooking with those two is like cooking with your favourite brothers. ¬†They’re slightly evil, just like any¬†siblings are to each other. And they know exactly how to press my¬†buttons too! Despite the fun rivalry, we always have¬†a ...

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Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Growing up, it was a family tradition to go to the Unionville Festival early in the morning to catch the parade (I was a figure skater, so I usually walked in it) and order a Peameal Bacon Sandwich from The Arms, aka, The Unionville Arms Pub & Grill. The peameal ...

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Cooking Tips

Lumpy Gravy fix

How to Fix a Lumpy Gravy

If you end up with lumpy gravy, don’t panic!  Just give it a quick blitz in the blender to smooth it out. Also, here’s a quick way to separate the turkey juice from the fat. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!  xo k. How to Fix a Lumpy Gravy is ...

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small bottle of white wine

Tired of Bringing Wine as a Hostess Gift?

Love this idea. Instead of bringing the usual bottle of wine as a hostess gift, fill a small basket with some of your favourite ingredients from the grocery store. You could even theme your basket. For a BBQ party, fill the basket with sauces, marinades, spice blends, pretty napkins and ...

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Deconstructed Turkey

My Top 10 Helpful Hints for Cooking a Tasty Holiday Dinner

1. You can make anyone love Brussels sprouts if you treat the sprouts like cabbage. Just shred and saut√© with a little butter, salt, and pepper until tender. Use the slicing wheel on your food processor to shred them quickly ‚Äď it takes seconds.¬† Here‚Äôs a really easy recipe for ...

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When to use which lentil?

Which Type of Lentil Should I Use?

Brown and green lentils hold their shape well after being cooked.  Red lentils, sometimes golden in colour, turn mushy when fully cooked, use them as a nutritious thickener for soups, sauces, and curries. Which Type of Lentil Should I Use? is published on 2012-11-26T18:55:35-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:37:28-05:00 by Kary ...

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can you soften brown sugar?

How Do You Soften Brown Sugar?

It’s easy, all you need is bread and patience. Just stick a piece of bread in the bag of hard sugar and close it tightly.¬† The brown sugar will absorb the moisture from the bread leaving it soft after 24 hours.¬† You can also use a terracotta coin, but you ...

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How to cook with herbs

How to Use Fresh Herbs in Cooking

With spring comes an abundance of fresh herbs. But, do you understand how to use fresh herbs in cooking?   Take rosemary, for example. If you chew a sprig of rosemary, it tastes pungent and bitter and also leaves an irritating numbing sensation on your tongue. However, if you rub ...

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what types of knives do you use at home

Ask Kary: What Brand of Knife do You Use at Home?

“What Brand of Knife do You Use at Home?” This has to be the most popular question I get asked. ¬†The brand of knife I prefer is ‚Äúsharp.‚ÄĚ ¬†To me, it doesn’t matter what brand of knife I use –¬†as long as it’s sharp and sits well in my hand. ...

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3 vinegar bottles

Top 5 Vinegars You Should Have In Your Pantry

Which Vinegars Should You Have In Your Pantry? There are so many types of¬†vinegar¬†to choose from, but if you could only choose 5, choose these vinegars to stock your pantry with. ¬†They are the most popular, used in most recipes, and don’t worry about them spoiling – they last forever! ...

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