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  • Lunches, energetic afternoons

    Lunches, energetic afternoons

    By Hélène Laurendeau March 12th, 2012 5 stars (2)

    Call me a masochist but I love making lunch. Whether it’s a simple brown bag for one or an elaborate country picnic for ten, there’s nothing like a good lunch—and no letdown like a boring one!

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  • Salt: easy does it!

    Salt: easy does it!

    By Hélène Laurendeau March 8th, 2012 5 stars (5)

    Do you monitor your blood pressure and avoid table salt and cooking salt? You may be on the wrong track!

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  • For Successful Fudge Every Time

    For Successful Fudge Every Time

    By Christina Blais March 8th, 2012 5 stars (16)

    Fudge is one of those must-have holiday treats. Everyone has a favourite recipe: Aunt Lucille makes her fudge in the microwave, Grandma adds maple extract and, why not, Ricardo adds white chocolate to his!

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  • The siphon bandwagon

    The siphon bandwagon

    By Christina Blais February 23rd, 2012 5 stars (6)

    The siphon is the latest trend in cooking. We owe the revival of this 70s favourite to the creativity of renowned Catalan chef Ferran Adriá, from elBulli restaurant in Spain. In 1994, Adriá took his siphon off the shelf, not to make traditional whipped cream, but to produce exceptionally light and flavoured sauces and toppings that he coined espumas (Spanish for foam). Since then, countless chefs and professional bakers have jumped on board the siphon bandwagon. Do you want to play in the big leagues? On your mark, get set, froth!

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  • Dust off the Presto! 10 good things to know about pressure cookers!

    Dust off the Presto! 10 good things to know about pressure cookers!

    By Christina Blais February 23rd, 2012 5 stars (8)

    Pressure cooking is a type of cooking that saves time and energy, two rare commodities in this day and age. Sure, they may still make the 'psst, psst, psst' sound, but they are safer than ever.

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  • No matter how you slice it

    No matter how you slice it

    By Hélène Laurendeau February 20th, 2012 5 stars (9)

    There are so many options to choose from, we have to cut through a lot of details before making an informed choice about which packaged bread to buy.

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  • All About Vanilla

    All About Vanilla

    February 15th, 2012 5 stars (5)

    White or black vanilla ? Extract or essence ? Articial or pure vanilla ?

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  • Keeping the Green in Green Vegetables

    Keeping the Green in Green Vegetables

    By Christina Blais February 9th, 2012 5 stars (6)

    Summer is here! Long live the season of fresh fruits and vegetables, and the colour they add to our plates. Beautiful colours yes, but you have to know how to keep them that way. Olive green asparagus or snow peas just don’t seem as appetizing. How do you preserve their appeal?

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  • 12 basic ingredients for Chinese or Vietnamese cuisine

    12 basic ingredients for Chinese or Vietnamese cuisine

    By Brigitte Coutu January 15th, 2012 5 stars (1)

    Asian grocery stores are a source of inviting aromas and spicy, sweet or sweet and sour flavours. Since not everyone lives near a fine food or Asian grocery store, we offer you some attractive alternatives. Today, many supermarkets have an Asian food section. Feel free to ask your grocer to add products to your store’s selection.

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  • Making informed choices about the fish you eat

    Making informed choices about the fish you eat

    By Stéphanie Côté January 12th, 2012 4 stars (1)

    Fishing enthusiasts, though it is recommended to eat two to three servings of fish per week, did you know that you should limit your consumption of certain fish, including those caught while fishing recreationally?

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