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Why Onion Powder in Burgers is Tasty

Why Onion Powder in Burgers is Tasty

Burgers cook very quickly over high, high heat.  Which means, raw diced onion added to the burger meat never fully cooks – regardless of how thick the burger is. One solution is to grate the onion (which essentially turns it into onion juice) into the burger mix, but you’ll cry doing ...

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Thai Noodle Salad

Osheaga Thai Noodle Salad

On the 3rd day of Osheaga, Zak and I went looking for something refreshing and tasty to eat.   We headed to the electronic stage to see about a vegetarian food truck we had heard about.  At the edge of the bouncing dance floor, (though the dancing continued right onto ...

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Summer 2014

Summer 2014

At some point every summer I close my computer and walk away from social media to embrace all the things the great weather brings.  Summer is too short in Canada to let it pass you by.  If you can, you must take full advantage of it.   I just got ...

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Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

  I developed this Jerk Chicken recipe for my friend’s butcher shop, Di Liso’s Meats, at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto. If you’re ever there, stop by and say hi to Johnny! He’s a great guy who has a wealth of information about all things meat.   Johnny wanted ...

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Cooking Tips

Peeling Cauliflower

Rescuing Cauliflower

Just because a head of cauliflower has a few brown spots on it, doesn’t mean it has to be thrown out. Just cut off the imperfections.  Using a vegetable peeler to do this works best.

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Bunch of bananas

Store Ripe Bananas in the Fridge

My 89 year old Nana has a problem: she says she can never seem to eat all the bananas she buys before they turn soft.  This means she has way too many bananas going into her freezer on a weekly basis to keep up with for baking. The obvious answer to ...

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how to cut spaghetti squash in half

How to Cut a Spaghetti Squash in Half

Firmly insert the tip of a large, sharp knife into the centre of the squash, then push straight down until the knife is all the way through. Holding the squash firmly with one hand, cut through the squash by wedging the knife towards the cutting board with the other hand. ...

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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.

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Blocks of Puff and Phyllo Pastry

What is the Difference Between Phyllo and Puff Pastry?

I was asked this question a few weeks ago and thought it was a great question, especially with holiday entertaining just around the corner. Here’s where is can get confusing: Both are great for making appetizers. Both are Ready-Made pastry. Both just have to be baked. Both are used for ...

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Home remedy for how to kill fruit flies

How to Kill Fruit Flies

It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, and peaches are in season – but so are fruit flies. Those nasty little pests fly around the kitchen and hover around summer fruit ripening on your kitchen counter – gross! They seem to appear out ...

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Where do you Stick the Thermometer in a Turkey?

Around this time of year, this is one of the most common questions I’m asked!  For the most accurate reading, put the thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh (not the drumstick). How Do I Find the Thigh? The thigh is under the drumstick. To insert the thermometer, you ...

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Direct Heat Vs. Indirect Heat

Direct Heat vs. Indirect Heat

When it comes to grilling, what is the difference between Direct Heat and Indirect Heat?   Barbeque recipes will often instruct you to cook using direct heat or indirect heat, and sometimes both.   So, what does this mean?   Knowing the difference between direct heat and indirect heat can be the ...

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