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romanesco

How to Prepare Romanesco for Cooking

Vibrant-green romanesco is a member of the brassica family and is related to plants such as cauliflower and broccoli. The step-by-step photos and information below will guide you on how to prepare it for cooking.
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3 Ways to Clean with Lemon

Save leftover or partially squeezed lemons for cleaning cutting boards, microwaves and hands.
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Chicken Wings

5 Ingredient Chicken Wing Marinade

This tangy marinade will tickle everyone’s taste buds at your next party!
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pantryitems

Six Staples to Have in Your Pantry

Let’s face it, life's busy. Here is a list of our 6 favourite staple pantry items to make meal times simple!
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bbq ribs

All-Purpose Barbecue Rub

Rub this blend on steaks, chops, ribs, chicken, fish and just about anything else grilled!
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How to Brine Turkey

How to Brine Turkey

Use these 3 steps to help guide you when preparing our Citrus and Herb Brined Roast Turkey recipe.
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How to Butterfly a Lobster Tail

How to Butterfly a Lobster Tail

This restaurant-style way of preparing lobster tail for cooking sees the meat removed from the shell and set on top of it.
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crab legs

How to Crack a Crab

Enjoy these King Crab Legs like royalty in just 3 steps!
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cantaloupe

How to Cut a Cantaloupe

Melon makes a great summertime snack. Here’s an easy way to prepare it.
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cutmango

How to Cut a Mango

Mangoes are definitely one of the trickier fruits to cut and it is hard not to end up with a mushy mess and sticky hands.
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wholechicken

How to Cut a Whole Chicken into Portions

You've likely seen a few recipes that require a whole chicken, cut up into pieces, for frying, stock or baking purposes. Buying a whole chicken is much more cost effective than buying them pre-carved and only takes a few steps to do!
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How to Cut Bell Peppers

How to Cut Bell Peppers

Here’s a quick and efficient way to core and cut bell peppers.
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Pork Leg

How to Debone and Roast a Pork Leg

Buy a budget-friendly whole leg and prepare in these ways.
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Peel Prawn Step 1

How to Devein Prawns

Whether or not to remove the vein from prawns, a technique called deveining, depends on their size.
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diced onion

How to Dice an Onion

Here's the easiest and fastest way to dice an onion!
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How to Fill and Form Phyllo for Strudel

How to Fill and Form Phyllo for Strudel

A step by step guide to assist you when making our Pear and Walnut strudel recipe.
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How to Fillet a Salmon

If you bought a whole salmon and want to cut it into boneless portions, thaw it, if frozen, and then follow these steps.
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corn in ice

How to Freeze Fresh Corn

Savour your favourite summer flavours, like sweet corn on the cob.
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How to Get the Most out of Your Citrus

How to Get the Most Out of Your Citrus

Use these methods to get every bit of goodness from oranges, lemons, limes and other citrus.
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How to Make a Tortilla Bowl

Make your own tortilla bowl to use with one of our dinner bowl recipes or to hold a Tex Mex salad.
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How To Make Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Here’s a quick way to make hollandaise for eggs benedict, fish and vegetables, such as asparagus.
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caramelized onions

How to Make Caramelized Onions with Bacon

Sticky, sweet slowed cooked onions flavoured with smoky bacon and tangy balsamic vinegar.
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Cheese Stuffed Burgers

How to Make Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Instead of topping a burger patty with cheese, stuff it inside, creating a hot and inviting molten middle when the meat is cooked.
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How to Make Clarified Butter

How to Make Clarified Butter and Ghee

Milk solids and water are removed, creating almost pure butterfat, divine to use as a dip or in cooking.
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How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Making cranberry sauce at home is easy, and very tasty. Here’s how to make one flavoured with orange, pear and spices.
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How To Make Flavoured Sugar

Flavoured sugars make a nice culinary gift and can be used in many sweet ways.
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How To Make Gouda Cheese Sauce

Spoon this tangy sauce over cooked vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower; or fish, such as cod; or use for macaroni and cheese.
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How to Make Gravy

Here’s a simple way to make about 3 cups of gravy for most kinds of roast.
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herb salt

How to Make Herbed Salt

Homemade salt with herbs is a great way to enjoy the flavour of your favourite herbs year-round.
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How to Make Kale Pesto

Make your own fresh pesto with nutrient rich kale.
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serving berry sauce

How to Make No-Cook Berry Sauce

This easy sauce can be made in a few minutes and is perfect to top everything from ice cream to pancakes.
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Preserved Lemon

How to Make Preserved Lemon

Chopped, diced, sliced or blended preserved lemon can be added to pesto, salad dressings, pasta dishes, Moroccan-style chicken and fish dishes, roasted potatoes, marinades for lamb, and anything else you think would benefit from its tangy/salty flavour.
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Kimchi

How to Make Quick Kimchi

This full-flavoured version of kimchi can be enjoyed right after you make it!
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burger on grill

How to Make the Perfect Patty

Find out how to make perfect patties, every time!
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How to Make Walnut Pesto Bread

How to Make Walnut Pesto Bread

These three steps will guide you on making our divine walnut pesto bread recipe.
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How to Make your own Salad Topper Mix

How to Make your own Salad Topper Mix

If you regularly eat green salads and want to add some “crunch,” try this nut, seed and fruit salad topper.
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Peeled Peaches

How to Peel Peaches

If you need to peel a peach for a canning or dessert recipe, here's how.
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Pickled Red Onion

How to Pickle Red Onion

These tangy onions, which are aren’t complicated to prepare, are a colourful pickle one can set on tacos, burgers and sausages.
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How to Poach Pears in Port

Enjoy these poached pears in desserts or on salads.
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How to Prepare Artichokes

Serve fresh, cooked artichokes as a spring starter or a light lunch.
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pumpkin puree

How to Prepare Pumpkin

Pumpkins are great for carving and displaying, but they're also good to eat. Here's how to prepare it.
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How to Prepare Ripe Avocado for Slicing & Dicing

Here’s a method for getting nice clean slices and cubes of ripe avocado for salads, sandwiches, salsas and more.
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How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash is an edible squash with slightly stringy flesh which when cooked has a texture and appearance like that of spaghetti. Follow our 3 steps to prepare your squash in the oven.
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How to Prepare Yam Gnocchi

How to Prepare Yam Gnocchi

Use these photos and instructions to assist you in preparing our Yam Gnocchi recipe.
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How to Preserve Fresh Herbs 3 Ways

Do you have a bounty of fresh herbs that you would like to preserve? Here are three methods.
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How to Stuff a Chicken Breast

How to Stuff a Chicken Breast

Use this guide and get creative with your fillings, or try our Gouda, Mushroom and Kale-stuffed Chicken Breast recipe.
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How to Make Japanese Style Sauces

Japanese-style Sauces

Serve these tasty sauces with your favourite Japanese foods.
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Three Ways to Prepare Acorn Squash

Three Ways to Prepare Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is a versatile vegetable that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Here are three examples.
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