Category: Kitchen Tips

Phyllo Cups

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I find these to be an extremely handy thing to have on hand. They store well in the freezer and can be used for sweet fillings and savoury fillings. Not

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Zucchini Marmalade

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Makes Approximately Six 8 Ounce Jars It’s summer and that means zucchini and lots of it! One of the things I love is marmalade and Chris of Rise Artisan** makes

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How To Make A Basic Brine

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. 2 cups water 2 Tbsp. kosher salt 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns 1 ½ Tbsp. white or brown sugar ¼ bay leaf **You can also add fresh thyme sprigs & juniper

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Fall Soups & Sandwiches

Carrot Soup With Ginger & Lemon

I have been making this fresh tasting soup for many years and it’s always a welcome first course for dinner or as a main course with multigrain bread or soda bread (recipe below), some cheese, perhaps an English cheddar or Scottish

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Microwave Scalded Milk

I am always looking for an easier way to do something and also a way not to dirty more dishes.  I think that bit comes from being a caterer and washing all the dishes by hand.  Whew there sure were

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Phyllis’ Kitchen/Cooking Tips

One of the most useful and indispensable things to have is a pepper grinder. Peugeot is a good brand. Having two small electric coffee grinders. One for spices, one for grinding a large amount of pepper. Another extremely useful tool

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How To Make Wonton Cups

Making these is pretty easy!  You can make them a few days ahead & store at room temperature in an airtight container.  Have fun coming up with any number of Asian inspired fillings that you like! 1 package square wonton wrappers

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How To Make Pumpkin Puree

  If you are planning on making your own puree, it is best made with a Sugar pumpkin & not your Jack ‘O Lantern pumpkin. Sugar pumpkins have a lot more flavour and are not watery when cooked. Cut your pumpkin in

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Turkey Or Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Turkey and chicken salad sandwiches are fabulous in my books.  I have made hundreds of chicken and turkey salad sandwiches using various ingredients and this one is a favourite of mine especially if you use fresh crop

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Kitchen Tips

Mary’s Green Tomato Relish

If you are one of those who are getting into canning or getting back into canning, this is a great relish to make. As a teenager, I used to hang out my girlfriend’s house and spend time with her mom who

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