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Sausage topped with Guacamole and Chips

Sausages Topped with Guacamole and Chips – Try it!

These sausages topped with guacamole and potato chips are delicious. When I made them the other night, everyone loved them! The ingredients couldn’t be more simple: grilled sausages, toasted buns, guacamole and crushed plain chips. I used chorizo, spicy Italian, and naked pig. I think the chorizo worked the best. Try ...

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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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Crispy Home Fries in a red lipped dish

Spice Up your Breakfast Potatoes

Add a sprinkle of curry powder and salt to your breakfast potatoes while they cook. The curry powder adds a touch of awesomeness or, as my friend Andree Souliere would say, a little ‘je ne sais quoi!” Do you have a favourite way to spice up your breakfast potatoes? Leave ...

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Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer

What is the best way to store fresh herbs so they last longer? The best way to store fresh herbs so that they last longer is: wash in cold water dry herbs slightly wrap herbs in paper towel (or a clean dish towel) storing in a container or plastic bag ...

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A Fun Food Experiment

A few months ago, my neighbour and I bought shares in a local organic farm.  At first, I was a little hesitant to sign up. Getting vegetables delivered to my door means I don’t get to shop and pick everything out, which is my favourite thing to do!!!  But, after doing ...

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Cooking Tips

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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What do you do if you don't have a lid?

What To Do When You Don’t Have a Lid

So, you’re making a delicious stir-fry and you’ve just added the broccoli. The recipe tells you to add a splash of water and then cover the pan to steam the broccoli. But wait! You don’t have a lid for that pan! What do you do??? Most woks and large frying ...

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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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How to Soften Butter for Toast

How many times have you gone to spread butter on toast only to realize you’ve forgotten to refill the butter dish? I’ll admit it, I do it all the time. And it’s not because I’m lazy.  It’s usually because after the last bit of softened butter gets used, I toss ...

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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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How to cool quinoa quickly

How to Quickly Cool Quinoa

Common Cooking Question: I love quinoa salads, but I’m never organized enough to cook quinoa ahead of time. Is there a way to quickly cool quinoa? Answer: Yes! Cook the quinoa, spread it on a plate, and place, uncovered, in the fridge for a few minutes. The thinner the quinoa is ...

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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 Ripen Tomatoes

How to Ripen a Tomato

How To Ripen a Tomato: The easiest way to ripen a tomato is by controlling the temperature.  Warmer temperatures speed up the ripening process and cooler temperatures slow it down.   To help a tomato reach its full flavour potential, place it in a warm spot in the kitchen. You don’t even need direct sunlight, any warm ...

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