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Baked Western Sandwich

Baked Western Sandwich

If you grew up in my house, I can guarantee you were eating Western Sandwiches as a kid. It’s an egg sandwich that my dad loved to make when he was on breakfast duty.  A Western Sandwich, sometimes called a Denver, is a bell pepper, ham, onion, and fried egg ...

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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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Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Typically, when you order a souvlaki dinner it comes with salad, tzatziki, rice, and Greek Lemon Potatoes.   Greek potatoes have a delicious lemon flavour, and if they’re done well, they’ll be fork-tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s an easy potato recipe to serve as a ...

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Cooking Tips

how to grill a steak

Steak Grilling Guide

Since Father’s Day is this Sunday, I’m guessing a lot of steaks will be hitting the grill.  If need a little help grilling the perfect steak this weekend, try using my steak grilling guide!      

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Seasoned Tomatoes

Seasoning Tomatoes

Seasoning tomatoes, enhances their natural flavour. Before adding diced tomatoes to a salad, season them with a little salt and pepper, or pinch of Italian seasoning.

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Rinsing Sliced Onion

Rinsing Sliced Onion Gets Rid of its Bite

If you’re making a Greek salad, and hesitant about adding sliced red onion because you don’t want to taste onion all night long – don’t be! Rinsing sliced onion before you add it to your salad will rinse away its harsh flavour and reduce the after taste. I use this ...

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Tender Turkey

Basting a Roast as it Cooks = Tenderness?

It’s been said that basting a cut of meat as it roasts produces a tender roast, compared to one that has not been basted. Here’s the reason why: when you baste a roast, you are occasionally opening and closing the oven door, right? This lowers the oven’s temperature, which slows ...

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Ask Kary

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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How to Thicken Spaghetti Sauce

How to Thicken Spaghetti Sauce

Ask Kary: My spaghetti sauce is always too thin. I like a nice thick sauce, but I can’t seem to achieve this? I loved this question from last month’s Facebook Q&A, so much so I thought I’d explain the answer in more detail. To thicken a spaghetti sauce, you must ...

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How Long Does an Opened Box of Chicken Stock Last in the Fridge?

It depends on the brand. Some brands say one week, while others say two. To tell if chicken stock has expired, smell it. If it has a stronger smell than plain chicken stock, it’s time to toss it. To help remember when to use it by, write the expiry date on the ...

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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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