Have You Ever Heard of Cilantro Berries?

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I’ve often heard that people either love cilantro or loathe it. Those in the latter camp often describe its flavour as soapy, while those who love it rhapsodize about its floral, delicate citrus tones and bright aroma. I am definitely in the former category, an unabashed cilantro lover, and every summer my yard is decorated with this lovely annual herb reaching and stretching out of pots, most in varying degrees of maturity. Continue »



That Greasy Paper Towel From Breakfast Is About To Become Your New Best Friend

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Don’t throw out that paper towel!

 

 

The next time you’re draining the breakfast bacon be sure to save that greasy paper towel. Here’s a tip that will reduce waste and save you money. Bacon – the gift that keeps on giving! Continue »



Homemade Pita for the Barbecue

 

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It’s no secret that food tastes better outdoors. And food-meats, certain vegetables, potatoes and fruit- are also taken to another level after being introduced to the grill for a few minutes. But if your barbecue or grill has a lid, and a mechanism for regulating heat, you can also use it for roasting or baking potatoes and making pita bread. Continue »



Canada 150: Butter Tarts

 

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Okay the Birthday Bash is over, but let’s not forget that Canada is still whooping it up this summer, and we are celebrating all things Canadian all this year. And what better way to celebrate than by indulging in perhaps that most iconic of Canadian pastries, the Butter Tart. Continue »



The Great Scape

 

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A scape is a stem or shoot that emerges from the ground, often from the bulb or main stem of the plant. This shoot doesn’t support leaves, but usually just a single flower. And when it comes to wild garlic, the scapes are highly coveted; delicious, tender, pungent and full of flavor, and pretty much a must-have ingredient when they’re in season. Continue »