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Top Kitchen Tips from Anna Olson

Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of the change in season by refreshing your kitchen. Canadian celebrity chef Anna Olson recommends three tips for all of spring’s culinary possibilities.

Four Way Hummus

Let a basic four ingredient chickpea hummus guide you down the path to other easy hummus recipes.

Roasted Ratatouille Vegetable Dip

Add a confetti of color and flavor pizzazz to your plate with this simple recipe. This dip is packed with vegetables and can be...

Watermelon Cranberry Sauce

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...

How to Replace Eggs in Vegan Baking

How to substitute eggs, or parts of eggs needed for baking in a vegan diet.

Herbal Extracts are Easy to Make in Your Kitchen

Herbal extracts are made from herbs and alcohol. Alcohol has the effect of removing essential oils from the plant material and releasing them into...

What is Proofing the Yeast?

Some recipes, usually from older sources, call for a proofing step in the process of making bread. Before the modern ways of commercially producing...

The Noble Bay Leaf from Kitchen to Craft

The bay tree has been sacred since ancient times. Even its name suggests greatness. Nobilis means renowned, and the bay branches were woven into...

Preserving Basil – Harvest Basil Now for Year Round Enjoyment

Preserving basil is an easy process that can be achieved in a number of ways; by drying, freezing, salting or in an oil base....

How to Cook with a Charcoal Barbeque

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...

Watermelon Pineapple Salsa

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.

DIY – Infused Olive Oils

Herb-infused olive oil can be used for cooking, salad dressings and marinades as well as a condiment to coat your food with delicious notes of herbs, citrus, garlic or spices.
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