Why do so many mandolins exist? Whether you are starting out or you need a performing product to slice / julienne, we will demistify our collection from good tools, to better, to best kitchen accessories to cut your fruits and vegetables.
According to the Canada's new Food Guide, half of our meals should consist of fruits and vegetables. Sometimes, veggies are not all popular... eating them should not be a chore. Forget boiled vegetables that loose their vitamins and taste during the process. Opt for new ways of preparing / presenting vegetables in your plate.
What baking accessories do you need in the kitchen?
Great cooks will tell you: cooking is not complicated if you have the right tools! The same goes for pastry, where each accessory has its uses. Whether it's mixing, whipping, measuring, cooking or beating, it's always easier and faster to make a recipe if you have what it takes.
With school starting back soon, schedules get hectic and time becomes limited. Meal prepping can help you get a handle on the week ahead so you can spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen. With so many resources available for meal prepping, you don't have to invent your own plan. Start by gathering information, invest in storage containers, and plan to shop with a food list. Here are 5 back-to-school meal prep tips.
A growing trend among today’s health-conscious millennials is that of the avocado. Its unique & rich texture, light taste and great nutritional values make it perfect for any occasion, notably salads in the summertime. However, many cooks do not see this traditional South American fruit as an everyday ingredient… which it surprisingly is.
Extensive research on avocados reveals a plethora of health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, providing the monounsaturated
Have you heard of the new cooking trend for busy families? Pressure cooking reduces cooking time by at least half, is safe and retains vitamins and nutrients of your food. Oh, let’s not forget, it makes tasty and flavorful results!
What is a pressure cooker, and what does it do?
A pressure cooker simply pressurizes its contents, the liquid inside becomes steam and it forces liquids into the food making it very tender quickly.
It has 5 disti
You’ve seen your mother do it, your aunt or event your neighbor but have always been afraid to try? With tomatoes being abundant and ripe these days, it’s tempting to try! Here are 10 easy steps to canning… not that complicated. Simply find your favorite recipe and try!
Your son or your daughter is getting ready to move out and you’re wondering how to help? Your parents are getting older and need tools in the kitchen to help with food prep? Your kids want to help out in the kitchen and you are wondering what they can safely use that also makes the task fun? Here are the kitchen essentials you need so as to make food prep fast, easy, safe and fun!
The first item on your canning list should be a good quality preserving pot with an non-reactive heavy bottom. 8 or 12 quarts should do it. The new stainless steel pots with thick aluminum disk bottoms are perfect. A large canning pot for sterilizing and processing jars is a must and should accommodate the Starfrit Canning Rack.
Look for brand name jars - Ball, Kerr and Bernardin. Dollar stor
As the trees reveal their many colors and temperatures begin to drop, nothing becomes more fitting than wholesome and comforting recipes to prepare and enjoy with close ones. One popular ingredient in said recipes is the apple. However, choosing from the 30+ types of apples can get quite overwhelming: different types fill different roles. Here is a list of America’s most popular apple types and their unique applications.
With the amount of cookware available these days, it's sometimes difficult to choose which material is best for what we cook. We wil try to help by explaining each type of metal and its uses. Here are the materials that are covered in this blog:
Tri-ply Stainless steel
Hard anodized aluminum
Once you read up on each ty
Cooking like a Chef - A quick reference guide to cooking methods
You like watching cooking shows and would like to be able to cook like a Chef? Learning about the many cooking methods out there is a great start. We tried here to put together a quick reference guide to most popular cooking methods. Knowledge is essential, even in the kitchen!
Breakfast on the Run or Goumet Brunch Chez Vous
Everyone has their favorite meal but it’s widely accepted that a great breakfast packs several hours of nutritional jet fuel, making it a clear winner. No wonder breakfast is now an all-out trend. Restaurants and toney brunch places (or cafes now adding breakfast) are sprouting up everywhere! What beats starting your day with a great boost of taste and nutrition?
Most of us are living in the fast lane (even a home
Like to have friends and family over and enjoy a long-lasting meal enriched by conversation , good food and good wine? The fondue party is the best way to achieve this!
Choose the type of fondue you will be serving
To start, you need to know which type of fondue you would like to serve. There are three main types: cheese fondue, oil or broth fondue and chocolate fondue.
Aerating wine allows the taster to experience the full character of a wine by enhancing its flavour and scent/bouquet/aroma. Exposing wine to air does two things: it triggers oxidation and evaporation. With aeration, the volatile undesirable compounds found in wine such as sulfites will evaporate leaving only the desirable, aromatic and flavorful ones.
Why choose a small convection oven for your kitchen
Small convection ovens for the kitchen have many advantages in the kitchen and it's why more and more families purchase one. Whether you use it as an oven or whether it complements your large kitchen oven, small convection ovens will charm you. See why a small convection oven is great for meal preparation.