Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Using Dried Spices

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Using Dried Spices

The days of dusty spice cabinets filled with questionable jars of garlic powder, stale chilli flakes, and maybe some expired Italian seasoning are long gone. Spices in all forms, from sweet to savoury, have made a huge resurgence in the past few years, and home cooked...
Alberta Grocers’ Tips on Shopping Local

Alberta Grocers’ Tips on Shopping Local

Gone are the days of one-stop shopping for groceries at the nearest supermarket.   With an ever-increasing interest in supporting local producers, it has become quite common to seek out specialty grocers for your ingredients.   Whether this means picking up fresh...
Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Dining Al Fresco

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks: Dining Al Fresco

Ever wanted to take your al fresco dining a notch above the standard grilling fare? Burgers and steaks are great and all, but sometimes a bit more refinement is called for when entertaining guests or simply enjoying a gorgeous summer evening. Whether you’re putting...
Five Sweet Spots for Custom Birthday Cakes

Five Sweet Spots for Custom Birthday Cakes

This month marks our fifth birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to eat all the cake? And we’re not talking about the grocery store variety you pick up last minute on your way home from work. This is a special occasion after all, and deserves some proper...
Spice it Up: Six Ways With Barley

Spice it Up: Six Ways With Barley

Raise your hand if the majority of your exposure to barley has been in the form of beef and barley soup. Chances are, your hand is up right now. Despite its prevalence in livestock feed and beer making, barley is only starting to gain traction as a grain worthy of...

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