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Pantry Basics

How to stock and use a pantry.

Add a confetti of color and flavor pizzazz to your plate with this simple recipe. This dip is packed with vegetables and can be used to intensify the flavor of sandwiches or wraps, and is a great compliment to...
Just when you though cranberry sauce could not learn a few new tricks...it surprises you. Adding watermelon to this holiday dish will put a new twist on an old favorite! Watermelon Cranberry Sauce Ingredients 4 cups fresh cranberries 1/2 cup organic...
Herbal extracts are made from herbs and alcohol. Alcohol has the effect of removing essential oils from the plant material and releasing them into a liquid solution. Essential oils are the substances that give herbs their characteristic aroma and...
Some recipes, usually from older sources, call for a proofing step in the process of making bread. Before the modern ways of commercially producing yeast were figured out, it was necessary to check the activeness of the yeast before...
The bay tree has been sacred since ancient times. Even its name suggests greatness. Nobilis means renowned, and the bay branches were woven into wreaths of victory. Apollo's temple was said to have its roof made entirely of bay...
Preserving basil is an easy process that can be achieved in a number of ways; by drying, freezing, salting or in an oil base. Of course, nothing can really replace the fragrance, taste and colour of freshly picked basil...
While gas and electric grills have their advantages, cooking with a charcoal grill can deliver the best classic flame-broiled flavor. It can take a bit more effort though, so use these helpful tips from the Home Depot Canada to...
Give your typical salsa a delightful upgrade by adding watermelon and pineapple, which are both good sources of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help boost immunity. Watermelon Pineapple Salsa 2 cups watermelon (cut in 1/3-inch dice)2 cups pineapple...
DIY – Infused olive oils at a fraction of the price of gourmet shops Herb-infused olive oil is a simple and tasty way to add flavour to any dish. Extremely versatile, it can be used for cooking, salad dressings and...
Freezer-friendly fall flavors Finding time to make a home-cooked meal is challenging for most, but making freezable dishes is a great way to stay on track on any busy week. Pasta sauce, chili, stew, soup, casserole and meat pie recipes...