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How to Make Lavender Tapioca Pudding + Video
Sep08

How to Make Lavender Tapioca Pudding + Video

A favorite at our house is tapioca pudding, but a unique twist to that recipe is How to Make Lavender Tapioca Pudding. The lavender plants in my kitchen garden have matured beautifully this year, and I love to scent my lingerie drawers and linen closets with lavender, so adding lavender to food recipes is another exciting way to enjoy lavender. I infuse the milk in this recipe with a fresh lavender stalk and leaves, as well as adding...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Dill at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Aug20

Web Chef Review: Ontario Dill at Harvest Barn Country Markets

You can now pick up bundles of beautiful, green Ontario Dill at Harvest Barn Country Markets. Have a look at this healthy specimen of dill, with the crowns on the stems, ready to be used in my Savoy Cabbage Roll recipe, in my Borscht, Chicken Soups and currently in my recipe for Dill Pickles. Can you believe how gorgeous this dill is and since it is still on the stem, it will last several weeks as long as it has water. Not only is...

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Web Chef Review: Napa Jack’s Citrus Herb Rub
Jun30

Web Chef Review: Napa Jack’s Citrus Herb Rub

Napa Jack’s Citrus Herb Rub is an exciting new seasoning for your grilling & roasting pleasure. It is a super tasty and delicious citrus herb rub from Wine Country Kitchens that imparts tons of flavor to steaks, pork chops, chicken, burgers, grilled vegetables, egg salad, chicken salad, green salads and even fish. Any number of other dishes can benefit from an extra kick of flavoring as well. When you are grilling outdoors,...

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Web Chef Review: Harvest Barn Country Markets Fresh Ontario Herbs
May25

Web Chef Review: Harvest Barn Country Markets Fresh Ontario Herbs

I enjoy the taste and smell of fresh herbs and I am pleased to be able to get Harvest Barn Country Markets Fresh Ontario Herbs, along with other fresh produce as I need them. This day, I made a Harvest Barn Specialty Pizza, meaning that all the food items needed to make this pizza come from Harvest Barn Country Markets. I am using Harvest Barn’s fresh oregano on my pizza – it is so fragrant and the leaves are unblemished...

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How to BBQ Hickory Smoked Apple Ginger Ham + Video: Cooking Adventures with Kimberly
Apr04

How to BBQ Hickory Smoked Apple Ginger Ham + Video: Cooking Adventures with Kimberly

This fantastic recipe for BBQ Hickory Smoked Apple Ginger Ham offers a completely new take on cooking & enhancing the flavors of ham. It’s always nice to try something different from the way you normally prepare your ham. I’m using a precooked, smoked ham weighing about 1.7 lbs, and cooking it to an internal temperature of 140 degrees – about 10 minutes per lb, despite the directions on the package recommending...

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Web Chef Review: Clipper After Dinner Mints Tea
Mar28

Web Chef Review: Clipper After Dinner Mints Tea

This Clipper After Dinner Mint Tea is very minty, as it is a double-mint & fennel infusion. This refreshing and tasty, relaxing tea that will freshen your senses, as well as your breath. This tea just hits the spot after a dinner and I would happily recommend it to anyone who wants to refresh their taste buds. Find out about this product on this webisode of What I Say About Food: If you’re into mint, you could use it in your...

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Web Chef Review: Fern’s Ginger & Garlic Paste
Feb03

Web Chef Review: Fern’s Ginger & Garlic Paste

Do you hate mincing garlic & ginger for all of your amazing ethnic dishes you love to cook? Check out Fern’s Ginger & Garlic Paste! You need this in your life to save time & clean up, as it’s super easy to use just enough out of the jar… This ginger & garlic paste is ever-so-finely minced to the point that it’s a highly concentrated paste. It almost melts into your cooking to infuse a wonderful...

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How to Make a Bouquet Garni
Dec27

How to Make a Bouquet Garni

What is a Bouquet Garni? Well, it’s not a floral arrangement or a special garnish. Actually, bouquet garni is a combination of fresh herbs, vegetables &, at times, even coarsely crumbled spices, which are bundled in layered cheesecloth or they are tied up with a string in such a way to flavor soups, stocks & sauces. The herbs are tied up in such a way that the chef can remove them easily & quickly before serving,...

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How to Bake Spicy Gingerbread Men Cookies
Dec18

How to Bake Spicy Gingerbread Men Cookies

What is Christmas without Spicy Gingerbread Men Cookies? My children always enjoyed decorating & icing these cute men. I would make a few with added flour & sugar, so they would stand up to handling, skewering a hole near the top, so they could be hung on the tree by a pretty ribbon. As well, they were delicious to nibble on. How to Bake Spicy Gingerbread Men: This recipe yields about 2 dozen 4-inch gingerbread men. If your...

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How to Can Dill Pickles: National Pickle Day
Nov14

How to Can Dill Pickles: National Pickle Day

National Pickle Day has arrived, and when was the last time you made pickles at home? If you’ve never tried making pickles, you can do it too. You will be so much more satisfied knowing what went into the jars, and will be much happier about the flavors. As well, preparing pickles yourself gives such a sense of accomplishment, and beefs up your Winter season cooking repertoire. Pickling renders a tangy result with flavors...

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How to Roast Radishes, Scapes, Beets & Parsnips as a Side Dish + Video
Nov11

How to Roast Radishes, Scapes, Beets & Parsnips as a Side Dish + Video

Roasting vegetables is likely my favorite way to cook them, and today I’m featuring Roast Radishes, Scapes, Beets & Parsnips. So simple, retains its nutrients, and develops such wonderful flavors as they are cooked in that long, dry heat. If you have the opportunity to purchase scapes at your grocer, and they look lovely, grab ’em up. They have a beautiful garlic flavor, and a lovely shape as well. Scapes grow from the...

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How to Make Cucumber & Nasturtium Flower Salad + Video
Sep23

How to Make Cucumber & Nasturtium Flower Salad + Video

I’m going to show you a recipe for Cucumber & Nasturtium Flower Salad… Now, you may be squishing your nose up, thinking to yourself, “Isn’t that a flower?” Yup, the nasturtium is a plant – all of which is edible. Be sure they are organically grown. The leaves, the flowers, the stems, the pods, all of it. Best thing about it isn’t the obvious beauty of the flowers in your meal or on your...

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How to Make Quick Garlic Olive Oil + Video
Sep14

How to Make Quick Garlic Olive Oil + Video

This quick & handy, little recipe will do you well when you’re looking for infused garlic flavor. Oils do so well at transferring flavors of ingredients and pick up nuances quite easily. This simple recipe is perfect for when you’re in a pinch and ran out of your flavored olive oils, or if you don’t have fresh garlic on hand. There are many ways to “skin a cat,” so to speak, and this is but one of the...

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