Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hearty and Healthy Clam Chowder


Yes, you read the title correctly… hearty AND healthy clam chowder.  Clams pack a surprisingly high nutritional punch.  The amount of iron is actually higher than the amount you’d find in beef liver and iron is essential for good health.  … Continue reading

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Dicing Onions


Don’t let dicing onions reduce you to tears….  I have some tips that will help you make quick work of this less than ideal task!  Sorry, for the bad humour, I just couldn’t resist! The first step when preparing to … Continue reading

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Time-Saving Knife Tips


I’m pretty sure if I ever tried one of the televised competitions, the celebrity chef judges would cringe or even throw me out of the kitchen when they saw my knife skills, but I DO have some good tips to … Continue reading

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Slurry


Slurry:  Throughout many of my recipes and tutorials, you’re going to see the word “slurry”.  A slurry is  flour or cornstarch mixed with cold water and used as a thickening agent.  A general rule of thumb is to use roughly … Continue reading

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Simple and Delicious Italian Dinner


What can be better than a homemade Chicken Parmigiana meal?  Ordering one in a restaurant can be very pricey, and often you end up with a very small, fairly dry portion of chicken, and watery spaghetti.  For roughly the price … Continue reading

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