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.
Ah... we love summer! What a wonderful time that ushers in a glorious season of easy entertaining. And what better sous chef than Starfrit, particularly the ‘hostess with the mostest’ line of Starfrit hospitality items such the Starfrit extensive line of wine/beer and cocktail accessories.
Starfrit Launches Kilo Solutions with Nutritional Super Star Isabelle Huot
Article by Marcy Goldman, BetterBaking.com* Spring has sprung and with it comes our goals to improve or add to a healthy lifestyle. What better way than to pair those good intentions with the newest from Starfrit, the Kilo Solution new product l
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!
A salad is always a winning option for a meal or side dish, but even more so during the last week in July, when foodies celebrate National Salad Week. It is a great time to fill up on nutritious veggies and fruits, lean proteins, nuts and seeds, so you don't feel weighed down during the hot summer days. You can add a punch to your salad by getting creative with different combinations and healthy homemade dressings. Here are a few pointers for making fun and healthy salad dressi
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
New Canadian Food Guide - Creating Healthy Lunches
For kids to grow healthy, choosing the right lunchbox foods is essential. Especially at school, your child needs to concentrate and learn new concepts which is why it's important to choose foods that have the necessary vitamins and minerals in their lunch.
Which are the right foods to choose from with the new Canadian Food Guide?
If the first few weeks of your weight-loss resolution have not been going well, don’t give up! Going forward, commit to a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a realistic meal plan, exercise and enough rest into your daily routine. With a few tweaks to your plan, this is the year you are going to achieve your weight loss goals!
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
As the big game approaches, every sports fan must make sure they have the right tools to grill, chill and celebrate. Once again, Starfrit wants to get you geared up for the tailgate of them all!
BBQ tongs are a must for any grilling. So why not get your hands on the best in the business? The
As the chilly weather creeps in, we lie in search of comforting and wholesome meals to ease the transition. One popular example is the stew for its simplicity, accessibility, customizability and copiousness. Although it is an easy dish to cook, there are several misconceptions on some aspects of stewing worth addressing, notably braising, the tenderizing process, best cuts of meat and the inclusion of fat. While there are many types of stews, we will stick with the most common one going forward,
Starfrit Kitchens Presents Salad Days
by Marcy Goldman
A great salad is always popular but these days, what with salad places cropping up in so many fast casual restaurants, the interest in ‘lite’ eating along with dense nutrition, has made our appetites for salad skyrocket. Salads are also so much more varied, appetizing and easily put together these days (and anything can be ‘salad’) that the
The kitchen is without a doubt one of the most crammed rooms in a household. It contains rarely used gadgets, foods, containers and other accessories that all require efficient storage. This notion is especially relevant when it comes to smaller kitchens as in apartments or condos. They cannot benefit from the luxury of walk-in pantries and islands. However, there are many available outlets and hidden storage opportunities in your kitchen you never thought possible. For your next Spring cleaning
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.
Looking for information on the best stove top? I'm sorry to say that preference plays a large role in the choice of a cooking surface. Let's see what the particularities are for each type. Although gas burners are among the oldest of hobs, it is still one of the most preferred types based on its easy contr
Ok, I have to admit, I’ve resisted using a mandolin for years! I used to think that if I cooked like a Chef, a good quality knife and cutting board was all I needed… until… I tried a mandolin! Why use a mandolin? Well it seems Chefs DO use a mandolin when preparing certain meals, and somehow it gives me permission to do so myself! The main reason is that it cuts perfectly, evenly, consistently and quickly for recipes that require thin cuts. It really does! Even if you count the time it
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.
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.
Onions are used in multiple recipes to add flavor. Although they can make you cry, don’t stop including them in your meals! They taste great and are a healthy choice. How then, you ask, can we cut an onion without crying? Best solution: ask someone else to do it! But if you’re alone in the kitchen, here are some tricks that will help stop the tears.
The process of roasting can sometimes seem like a long and arduous one but it can also be one of the easiest and most rewarding cooking methods when done right. For example we find that there is little to no effort required while the food cooks. It can serve as a family Sunday dinner or a last minute weekday supper and remain an accessible and hearty meal.
The first thing that must be addressed is having the
As lobster season kicks in, now’s the time to solve one of the most daunting dinning tasks. In this week’s blog, we offer helpful hints to successfully extract meat from fresh cooked lobster. Prepping lobster often makes people lose their appetites…let alone patience. But with a positive attitude and the right tools, the subtleties and delicacies of fresh lobster will leave you wanting more. But be warned! Eating lobster requires you to get your hands dirty so make sure you put on a
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!
O'zapft is! (It’s Tapped!)
Since the beginning of time, man has always sought out reasons to drink: from Sunday Night Football to the beginning of a semester or to just about any weekend, all occasions are valid. Fortunately for man, a festival almost entirely dedicated to beer has grown more and more popular over the past decade in the US. This fest is Oktoberfest.
What was once the celebration of a royal German wedding in th
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.
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
Have Guilt Free “Pasta’ and Salads That Turn Heads!
Everyone knows vegetables are good for them and few of us get enough of them on a daily basis. But with a Starfrit Spiralizer, vegetables are not only easier to include but also fun to create both nutritious and aesthetic meals of every description. It’s an all-in-one art project/meal-maker!
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.
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!
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.
For all the BBQ lovers out there, did you know you could prepare BBQ meals all year around? With the Electric Interior BBQ Smokeless Grill, you won't need to wait until the snow dissapears to enjoy flavorful BBQ grilled meals!
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.
There are unfortunately no more excuses left to start your Christmas dinner planning... but not to worry, help is on the way! We have rounded a whole bunch of helpful tips for a smooth and painless Christmas dinner party. Not only will your guests be having a great time, so will you!
Time is probably the most uncontrollable and crucial element in hosting. Therefore, every good host must leave time for last minute changes. Prepping everything you can in advance is the best way
Whether you're hosting a fourth of July party or planning a backyard barbecue with friends this summer, here are some tips for pulling off the perfect outdoor get-together.
Prepare your grill. Clean the caked-on grease off your grill before guests arrive. This way you can get down to business without the hassle. Plus, your guests will be pleased to see the clean cooking surface!
Plan the menu
June BBQ Season Starts with a Father’s Day BBQ Bonanza
Most of us love barbecuing so much that some of us don’t even wait for spring; we barbecue even in the chill of February! But there’s something about school being out, vacation season upon us, and the consistent balmy temperatures of June (compared to the iffy weather of May) to launch the official summer grilling season. And what better occasion that a Father’s Da
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
Rum? Check. Whiskey? Check. Limes? Check. Soda? Check. Mixing skills?... Forgot em’ at home again, didn’t you? Don’t worry, you will still get through your New Year’s Eve party if you believe in yourself!... and in this blog. Let us go through a lesson in mixology that will reveal untold secrets and rectify many myths once and for all.
To begin, some quantities remain constant regardless of the drink you are making. When mixing similar spirits (in terms of flavor),