Category: Kitchen Tips

Kitchen Tips

Tomato Apricot Ginger Chutney

We love this chutney as an accompaniment to Indian spiced chicken.  And it would be amazing with lamb and I have served it with Tourtiere at Christmas too!  My friend and great chef Andrea of Burdock and Co. restaurant here

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Corn On The Cob Butters

A couple of ideas to slather on fresh, fantastic, local corn! Lime-Chive Butter ½ cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives 2 tsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel ½ tsp.

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Fall Pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo As It Was Meant To Be

Some time ago I read how Fettuccine Alfredo was first created, using only butter and cheese.  So you can imagine my delight when one day I saw Italian butter at our favourite cheese shop, Les Amis du Fromage!  Wow, I could hardly

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Barbequing and Grilling

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

The blueberries are in season and we’re making a batch of this barbecue sauce to slather onto pork chops, ribs, burgers, chicken, turkey or even fish! It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and can be easily

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Kitchen Tips

Crunchy Dill Pickles

Dill pickles are one of the things that we like a lot at our house. We have been canning/preserving them every year for it seems like forever…and when you present a jar to friends, are they ever happy! Cold, crisp and

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Kitchen Tips

Curry Powder

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This curry powder is a Malaysian style one. The cuisine is a mixture of Indian, Chinese and Malay to name a few. Because of the various ethnic influences, I consider

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Kitchen Tips

How To Dry Your Own Herbs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Herbs you dry yourself are greener and a lot fresher tasting that the bottled ones. Thyme is something I use a lot and even though I have three plants in

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Kitchen Tips

Homemade Oven Dried Tomatoes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here.   If you grow your own tomatoes, or even if you are curious, these are wonderful! This is an especially good thing to do with end of summer tomatoes. We

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Save Cash, Make The Basics

One of the things I really love to do is test recipes that sound interesting. The other day I was thinking of making  an arugula salad with mosto cotto (cooked grape must) dressing because I just happen to have some on

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Kitchen Tips

Garam Masala

I really do like to make my own spice mixes. I find that they are so fresh and the spices really come through. There are many combinations of spices from the different regions of India but I have found this

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