Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

Kids In The Kitchen With Maia Filar – Picky Eaters

Maia Filar is passionate about giving kids a proper foundation in culinary skills. In this, her second video in a series she addresses the picky eaters we all have to deal with at one time or another. Her suggestions may help banish picky eating from your family table for good.

 

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A Clean Oven Means Less Food Waste

 

 

Today’s post is another in a series that Fiesta Farms will run, in keeping with our newest ad in Edible Toronto’s winter issue, concerning household food waste. Check out this video, from acclaimed director Andrew Nisker for some more tips on how to reduce food waste in your home.

Note: This article is for non-self cleaning ovens. For directions on cleaning your self-cleaning oven (!) follow manufacturer’s directions

Just think about how much food waste could be avoided if you never burned another recipe again. All those blackened cookies or crusty casseroles that could have been enjoyed instead of tossed. A clean oven can go a long way towards ensuring the food you make comes out perfect and ready for the table. Here we take your through the process that will get your oven clean and ready for the onslaught of holiday baking. Illustrated with images of beautiful vintage ovens to get you in an oven-loving mood! Continue »



Face Off With Your Freezer

Today’s post is another in a series that Fiesta Farms will run, in keeping with our newest ad in Edible Toronto’s winter issue, concerning household food waste. Check out this video, from acclaimed director Andrew Nisker for some more tips on how to reduce food waste in your home.

With the holidays right around the corner, you know you are going to end up with a lot of food. Food that needs to be kept cold until you use it, food that needs to be kept frozen, and space to keep any leftovers. Your fridge is going to do a lot of heavy lifting during the next month, so you’d better make sure it is up to the task. Now is the time to do it. Use the rule you promise yourself about your closet; if you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. Clothes may have sentimental value, food, not so much.
Let’s face it; it never seems like a great time to tackle your freezer. Growing up, defrosting and cleaning the kitchen freezer was one of the most time-consuming and onerous of household tasks, and procrastinating only made things worse. Happily, most modern refrigerator freezers are “frost free” so the chore is much less of an ordeal than it once was. If you are not having a modern refrigerator and looking for to buy then, visit shop online today to get your modern refrigerator for your kitchen.


If your refrigerator freezer looks like the one pictured above, you will have your work cut out for you. Unplug the fridge, remove all contents, place a bowl of hot water in the freezer, and make a nice pot of tea while you pick away at chunks of ice/frozen matter and vow to never let it get this bad again. Continue »



Cooking With Ontario Beer – from Muskoka to Mill Street

Gee I wish I was cooking with some Ontario craft beer right now

Dads like beer and beer and food go together. These days it is not uncommon for discriminating diners to wash down a gourmet meal with their favourite suds, and many dads are finding just as much pleasure cooking with beer as they do drinking it.

Sure, you will want to use a good full-bodied red wine in your beef bourguignon, but there are umpteen ways to use beer in your culinary adventures that wine cannot match.

So this Father’s Day, if you want to encourage the ol’ man to strut his stuff in the kitchen, suggest that he cook with beer. Continue »



Use Pumpkin & Cranberries in New Ways

Dear Fiesta Farms:

Thank you for last week’s post about chutney. I’ve been thinking about the Thanksgiving dinner we are hosting for our friends and while I want a somewhat traditional affair, I thought we should mix it up a bit. We’re bored of cranberry sauce so are making a blueberry chutney, and we want a different dessert other than pumpkin pie. But what would Thanksgiving be without cranberries and pumpkin?! We don’t want to totally alienate the traditionalists. Can you help us out?

Autumnally yours,

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