Cooking Tips

Want to take your culinary skills to the next level? These cooking hacks will save you time, money and effort in the kitchen.

Let a Slow Cooker Do the Cooking

Imagine arriving home after a long day at work to a hot meal ready and waiting for you (without having...

Divine Guide to Wine

For most of us, wine is an essential part of family or friendly gatherings. We often find ourselves sitting at...

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Have Wholesome Pub Fare At Home

Craving some old-fashioned chips or shepherd’s pie to go with your pint of stout or lager? No need to leave...

Make Your Baked Goods Last

Nothing says home like home-baked goodies. Here's how to keep those cakes, pies, and cookies fresh until the last morsel...

How To Garnish a Dish

Transform an ordinary meal into a feast for the eyes and taste buds with these ideas for fast finishing touches.

Taco Fiesta!

Tacos originated in Mexico and have since made their way north to become a popular food accross North America....

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Stylish Summer Entertaining Made Simple

Tired of burgers and beer? Mix it up at your next get-together with this summery menu of cocktails and matching...

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day. But a doughnut or oversized muffin won't...

Picnic Basket Essentials

Coolers, containers, lemonade... these are just a few of the things a good picnic needs. We've made preparing your picnic...

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Meatless Main Dishes

Do you have a vegetarian friend or family member, and never know what to serve them?  It's tough sometimes to...

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Become a Better Cook

Contrary to popular opinion cooking doesn’t have to be a mysterious art: you don’t need to watch the Iron Chef,...

Caring For Kitchen Knives

Taking proper care of your kitchen knife can make the difference between the joy of cooking and kitchen frustration. Here’s...

Tools of the BBQ Trade

No tongs required. Check out these tools that will make handy additions to your barbecue hardware. They'll help you to...

Guide to Quick and Healthy Cooking

Being pressed for time is no excuse for eating junk. Check out these smart strategies and learn how to produce...

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How to Order Wine

Don’t be intimidated by the wine list. Bring the fun back into fine dining with these idiot-proof wine ordering tips....

Sweet Vegetable Temptations

So, you hate vegetables, and wish that you could subsist on a diet of chocolate cake and pastries? Not that...

A Taste of Chinese New Year

Wonder why your city's Chinatown is veiled in red and gold and strung with paper lanterns? Chinese New Year is...

Guide to Herbs and Spices

Give your recipes a kick by experimenting with herbs and spices. This A to Z guide will demistify the spice...

7 Light Meals in 20 Minutes

When you're hungry and looking for a quick meal, you need not sacrifice your healthy eating to feel full. Here...

11 Ways to Keep Vitamins in Veggies

Just like humans who are zapped of energy if over-worked, veggies lose their vitamins if they are over-cooked. Make sure...

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From the Brewery to the Belly

How does barley become beer? Find out how the ancient art of brewing has been reduced to a simple science.  

Taking Stock: The Base of Homemade Soups

Homemade vegetable broth is easy to prepare and makes a healthful, flavourful base for your soups, stews, and sauces.

Turkey info

All you need to know to cook the perfect turkey.

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Metric Conversion

Conversion Factors To change: Into: Multiply by: Imperial System to Metric System Inches Millimeters 25.4 Inches Centimeters 2.54 Feet Meters

What to do When Ingredients Look Worn Out

Do the products that you need right away have a sad and sorry look? This is how you can give...

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How To Throw a Cocktail Party

A drinks or cocktail party is a great idea for a special occasion, since it's an easy way to entertain...

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Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 min, plus 30 min marinating

Cook time: about 10 min

Recipe: Pepper Steak with Leek Mash

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: about 25 min

Recipe: Gourmet Steak Sandwich

Serves 4

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: about 35 min