Category: Food & Cooking

Canning 101: How to Make Apple, Banana and Pumpkin Butters

During the fall months, I look forward to going to our local orchard and purchasing some fresh fruits and vegetables. After I get home, I enjoy getting out my water bath canner and canning supplies, and making up a few batches of various butters. Canning is a lot easier than it sounds and making butters …

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The Fluffiest Pancake of All Time

Looking to expand your culinary cuisine and try something new? This stacked pancake cake is a simple twist on the classic French dessert, Mille-Crepe Cake. “A traditional mille-crepe cake consists of 20 layers of paper thin crepes, each separated with a dollop of French pastry cream,” says Tom Filippou, executive chef for President’s Choice. “In this lightened …

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Halloween Treat Recipes: Candy Apples & Popcorn Balls

Halloween is a great time for all kinds of treats—and they’re definitely not hard to find!  Starting in August and September, most grocery stores and convenient stores put bags and bags of candy assortments up for sale.  Everyone has a favorite traditional, store bought treat, but why not take your Halloween offering to the next …

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Celebrate the Punjabi Culture with a Delicious and Authentic Chole Puri

In this traditional recipe, soft cooked chickpeas are simmered in a fragrant sauce of sautéed onions, tomatoes and spices and served with crisp, fluffy puris. Watch your family savour each bite as they enjoy this tasty South-Asian delight! “Ingredients like the Suraj brand Black Cardamom Pods and the Cinnamon Sticks give this savoury classic its …

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4 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Jam, with Recipe

Follow these four steps for almost every jam you make Choose your fruit. Wash & crush it Boil the fruit in a little plain water till soft When soft & cooked, add the sugar and pectin, mixed. Then add lemon juice or cream of tartar Boil rapidly to 104° C (220°F) and it will be …

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Orecchiette with Roasted and Sundried Tomatoes

From the Italian word meaning “little ears”, the small and delicately shaped noodle used in this recipe is a distinctly Puglian type pasta that melds beautifully with the simple and rustic sauce. “Topped with roasted grape tomatoes and grated cheese, orecchiette pasta is the ideal domed pasta shape for cradling savoury sun-dried tomato pesto and …

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How and Why to Roast Your Own Coffee Beans

If you appreciate the difference between Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Brazil, or if Juan Valdez has ever appeared to you in a dream, then you just might be a coffee lover. When you want good coffee, you have two options: shell out or do it yourself. If you are lucky enough to find a source for …

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Recipe: Sticky Lime Thai Chicken

Try some easy appetizers to make entertaining simple and fun for host and guests. Reusable sheets for both cooking and presentation are easy to prep and serve from oven to table. Instead of spending hours cleaning up sticky sauces, spend more time with your guests with this tasty appetizer. Sticky Lime Thai Chicken 12 chicken …

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Recipe: Mini Banana-Caramel Pie

Whoever said you can have too many good ingredients in one dish? By combining sweet treats and fresh fruit, you get the best of both worlds: a savory and yummy dessert. With a cookie-crumb crust and a butterscotch-caramel topping, this banana cream pie offers a twist on a childhood favorite. Mini Banana-Caramel Pie Serves 8 …

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Home Canning Basics: Why Can Your Own Food?

It’s much easier than you think to can your own food. With the growing desire for food that both tastes good and is good for you, now is the time to get started canning at home. So let’s look at what canning is and why it’s a wonderful alternative to buying processed food at the …

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