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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

How Much Juice is in a Lime?

1 fully squeezed juicy lime will give you approximately 2 tablespoons of lime juice.

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Live Mussels in a glass bowl covered with a damp paper towel

How To Choose, Store, and Cook Live Mussels

Do you love ordering a bowl of steaming-hot mussels at a restaurant?  Do you know mussels are super simple to make at home? Don’t let mussels intimidate you — all they need is a quick scrub and steam. The best part is they tell you when they are done cooking!  ...

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Shredding Cabbage instead of Slicing it

Having Trouble Slicing Cabbage Thin for Coleslaw?

If you don’t have a sharp knife or a food processor, thinly slicing a head of cabbage  for coleslaw can be tricky.Try cutting the head of cabbage into quarters and shred on the large-hole side of a box grater. The consistency of the cabbage will be that of KFC’s famous green ...

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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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How do you Cook Dried Beans Using the Quick-Soak Method?

I love to cook dried beans using the quick-soak method. Every time I soak beans overnight intending to cook them the next day, something always comes up and the soaked beans never get cooked! This quick-soak method involves pre-soaking dried beans in boiling water until they’re moist all the way through ...

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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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Should you rinse pasta?

Should You Rinse Pasta?

The Answer: it depends.   Freshly cooked pasta that’s going to be used right away in a sauce SHOULD NOT be rinsed (e.g. spaghetti in a meat sauce).  Rinsing the pasta removes the starchy coating that helps the sauce stick to pasta. The purpose of rinsing pasta is to stop it ...

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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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