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Thai Carrot Soup

Thai Carrot Soup

Blended soups are perfect when it’s cold outside. And I especially love soups with a hint of spice to tickle the throat. Not only is this Thai carrot soup simple to make, but it also freezes well, kids love it, and it goes well with one of my favorite foods: ...

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Guacamole

Festive Guacamole

The holiday season is a busy time of year, with dining in and out, having potlucks, attending parties, and experiencing the-always-fun “unexpected” drop-ins. If you need a crowd-pleasing, go-to appetizer recipe, look no further; this dip is guaranteed to start a conversation. It transports well and no cooking is required. ...

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Vegan Puttanesca Pasta

Vegan Puttanesca Pasta

An authentic puttanesca pasta is made using anchovies. And, I won’t lie, it’s delicious. I do love that salty-fishy rich flavor, but at the same time I wondered if it could it be made without anchovies. The answer: You bet! I’ve kept the recipe authentic, using traditional puttanesca ingredients — ...

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Mulligatawny Lentil Vegan Soup

Vegan Mulligatawny Lentil Soup

When the weather is cold in Toronto, it’s the perfect time of year to test a hearty soup recipe. In five days I made this recipe five times to get it just right, and then I had to make it a sixth time because my husband helped himself to the ...

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Banana Split Overnight Oats

Banana Split Overnight Oats

Have you tried overnight oats?  I AM obsessed. It’s become my breakfast staple – the flavour combinations are endless making it impossible to get bored with. My favourite thing about them – you wake up, and breakfast is done – it’s magic!   The basic recipe is 3 ingredients – ...

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Stuffing Balls

Mushroom Stuffing Balls

I love these Mushroom Stuffing Balls! They’re a fun twist on traditional stuffing – crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.  Serve them with roast chicken, turkey, or pork – and don’t forget the gravy!  Mushrooms keep the stuffing balls moist, but if mushrooms aren’t your thing, try adding ...

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Cooking Tips

what can i do with leftover wine

What can I do with leftover wine?

Instead of tossing the last little bit of wine (if you have any), freeze it for future sauces! Fill an empty ice cube tray with your leftover wine (red or white) so you can add it to sauces and recipes when you only need a splash. What can I do ...

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Flatten Garlic Cloves Before Mincing Them

It’s a lot easier to mince a clove of garlic when the clove is first flattened with the side of a knife. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3cBZJvzdyU Flatten Garlic Cloves Before Mincing Them is published on 2012-10-17T21:38:41-04:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:41:27-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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cooking utensils in a red bucket

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 you have. Helpful Hint: Keep your cooking utensils handy and ...

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Garlic paste Garlic minced and garlic crushed

Different Strengths of Garlic Flavour

The finer garlic is cut, the stronger its flavour will be. Garlic paste (finely grated) gives an intense garlic flavour, and a garlic clove that’s been slightly smashed adds a mild garlic flavour. Different Strengths of Garlic Flavour is published on 2012-11-23T20:46:47-05:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:37:46-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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Ask Kary

How to read a recipe

How to Read a Recipe

With all the recipes I’ve posted lately, I thought it would be a good idea to do a refresher course on How to Read a Recipe. Reading a recipe might seem like common sense, but you never know, you might just learn something new! What is a recipe? A recipe ...

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Father's Day gift ideas, foodie fight

What are Some Great Gift Ideas for Dads Who Love to Cook?

This gift guide has you covered with some great gift ideas for dads who love to cook and some outside-the-box suggestions! Game – Foodie Fight Right now, this is one of my favourite game.  It’s so much fun to play, especially if you think you know everything about food and ...

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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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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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