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Love Horses? Wanna Support a Good Cause?

Did you answer “YES?” Then I’ll see you June 16, 2012 at Sunrise Farm in Puslinch! Event: Sunrise Galloping Gourmets When: June 16, 2012 Time: 2:30 – 7:00 PM Where: Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre
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Puslinch, ON NOB 2J0 Tickets: $100 (with $30 tax receipt) All proceeds to support Sunrise’s Therapeutic Programs 
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Steamed Basmati Rice

If you’ve ever asked yourself “How do I make Basmati Rice?” This recipe is for you! Kary Osmond Steamed Basmati Rice Cook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Ingredients2 cups basmati rice 2 2/3 cups waterInstructionsBring rice and water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. As ...

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Sweet Cucumber Salad

This Sweet Cucumber Salad recipe is deliciously refreshing and would be perfect to serve at your next BBQ! Kary Osmond Sweet Cucumber Salad Prep Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Ingredients2 field cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced 1 teaspoon salt 6 radishes, thinly sliced or grated 1 green onion, finely ...

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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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Kary Osmond standing on beach in australia

There’s Nothing Like Australia Tour 2012

Arriving half way round the world Although Brenda S., from Dartmouth, NS. was the winner of the “Taste of the Good Life” adventure contest, Zak and I were total winners as well.   Tourism Australia and CBC organized one of the best trips we’ve ever been on. I knew the ...

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How Much Juice is in a Lime?

1 fully squeezed juicy lime will give you approximately 2 tablespoons of lime juice. How Much Juice is in a Lime? is published on 2012-05-01T21:53:59-04:00 and last modified: 2014-02-13T17:50:29-05:00 by Kary Osmond

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Cooking Tips

Image of used parchment paper

Can You Reuse Parchment Paper?

First, what is parchment paper?  It’s high density paper with a non-stick coating. It can be used to line cookie sheets, cake pans, and muffin tins to keep your baked goods from sticking and make clean-up a breeze. Did you know you can reuse parchment paper?!? I learned this trick from my ...

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how to guess what a pound feel like

Guesstimating a Pound

A lot of recipes will call for a pound of something – a pound of potatoes, a pound of carrots, etc.  This can easily be figured out if there’s a scale handy.  However, if you’re grabbing produce at the farmers market, a scale may not be around. When guesstimating a ...

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Separating turkey juice from fat drippings

Use a Turkey Baster to Separate the Pan Drippings from the Fat

If you don’t have a gravy fat separator, use a turkey baster. Pour all the juices from the roasting pan into a measuring cup, and allow the juices and fat to separate (the fat will rise to the top). Then suck up the turkey drippings from the bottom of the ...

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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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Beef Cuts

Tender Beef Stew in a Slow Cooker

The other day, I received a great question from an old skating friend. I feel it’s a question and answer worth sharing. “I like making beef stew for my family in the slow cooker (Crock-Pot). However, I find that even when I buy Angus stewing beef, it doesn’t turn out ...

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What's the difference between wax paper and parchment paper?

What’s the Difference Between Wax Paper and Parchment Paper?

I learned the hard way that wax paper and parchment paper are not the same thing. One summer afternoon, I was making 2 big pizzas for lunch. I couldn’t find any parchment paper, so I decided to experiment with wax paper.  I knew that you could use wax paper to keep a ...

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Salt the Cabbage for Coleslaw

Why do Only Some Recipes Tell You to Salt the Cabbage for Coleslaw?

Why do only some coleslaw recipes (creamy or not) instruct you to toss shredded cabbage with salt and then let it sit for an hour before you dress it? When you make a quick coleslaw recipe (no salting), you’ll notice after a while that the coleslaw looks and tastes watery. ...

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Green tea that isn't bitter

How To Make Green Tea That Isn’t Bitter

I love a cup of green tea when I’m out for Chinese food or Sushi.The perfect cup of green tea is always soothing, like a big, warm hug. However, when I’ve brewed green tea at home or ordered it at a café, the tea always tasted bitter – Yuck! Totally ...

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