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Alexa Clark hosts Sharpen Your Knife ...

Alexa Clark hosts Sharpen Your Knife Skills with CUTCO
“A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.” – Masaharu Morimoto Inspired by some amazing steak knifes, I’ll be hosting a hands-on knife skills evening sponsored by CUTCO and you are invited!  The event is free, courtesy of CUTCO. Book it! Knives are the most important tools in our kitchens and how you use them can c [...]

Chef Jason Bangerter’s Braised ...

Chef Jason Bangerter’s Braised Canadian Beef Cheeks-Creamy Polenta-Crispy Tasty Bits
When Jason agreed to share a recipe as part of the Chefs #LoveCDNBeef recipes featuring Canadian Beef, we had a little back and forth on what cut of beef he would use.  “Might do tongue, liver or cheek. What about veal sweet breads? ORRR would you prefer something more mainstream like rib eye?” I responded “screw mainstream!  I w [...]

Grilling Vs Marinating Vs Simmering S...

Grilling Vs Marinating Vs Simmering Steaks. #LoveCDNBeef
Everyone knows what a steak is. Or do we? This month’s Canadian Beef Ambassador task to write about grilling, marinating and simmering steaks got me thinking: “What is a steak?” If it were simply a single cut of meat like a brisket, for example, then every piece would come from the same part of the cow. It would all be predictably tender or n [...]

Tips & Tricks From Lex The Roofer

Tips & Tricks From Lex The Roofer
I promised I’d share some of the roofing tips I learned while spending a week on dad’s roof. So here you go: Rolls of tar paper will fall. On you.  Rain will fall. On you. Work from bottom to top. 1 cutter and 1 nailer gets the job done more than twice as fast Zinc flashing seems to keep shingles in better shape longer. (more&h [...]

Up On The Roof

Up On The Roof
The first roof I helped roof was on my god-father, Ferdinand Vigneau’s camp. I was 3 or 4. Walking across the roof of Ferd’s camp, carrying nails to my father and waving at the very infrequent passers-by at the bottom of the Moss Glen Road, I felt so useful, capable and empowered. (yes, I know it sounds so neo-fem, but it’ [...]

Littlest Aardvark Meets Duct Tape

Littlest Aardvark Meets Duct Tape
Littlest Aardvark Meets Duct Tape — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Given the number of people on the island and the number of kayaks, we had a 2:1 ratio.  So I decided it was time to put the Littlest Aardvark in the water. By the time I was ready to put paddle to water and shove out from shore, the stern of the boat was filli [...]

Hand Made Noodles at Sun’s Kitc...

Hand Made Noodles at Sun’s Kitchen
Click to Play One of the cool things we ended up doing this weekend with Rockr & Junkii was hitting the Pacific Mall. We’ve gotten lots and LOTs and LOTS of recommendations for the food there and we’d just been aching to sample what’s available.  The food available covers most of the traditional Asian cuisines and whe [...]

Above The Nose, Please!

Above The Nose, Please!
This tryptic was taken to show, without a doubt, why I’m constantly railing on about photographing me from “above the nose”. Shot 1 – below the nose;    Shot 2 – at the nose;      Shot 3 – above the nose. (And in case you missed it, I look better in Shot 3. Not great, but better. ) By “below the nose [...]

It’s Right To Be Wrong

It’s Right To Be Wrong
This morning I woke up to find the following email and I just had to share:  (blogged with permission, of course!) Am in Starbucks New York with probably the worst barista on earth and the most ineffective ordering system… so they got my order wrong…but the surprise drink I did end up with is surprisingly awesome……..an [...]

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!
Two of my favourite men in the world got poked and prodded by doctors this week, so I think it’s a good time to remind everyone of the health and healing benefits  of quality naps, deep sleep and general lazing about. “Part of sleep’s effect lies in hormones. During deep sleep, the production of growth hormone is at its pea [...]

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!

Be Healthy. Go To Sleep!
Two of my favourite men in the world got poked and prodded by doctors this week, so I think it’s a good time to remind everyone of the health and healing benefits  of quality naps, deep sleep and general lazing about. “Part of sleep’s effect lies in hormones. During deep sleep, the production of growth hormone [...]

Admin: Email & RSS feed

Admin: Email & RSS feed
After some serious mucking about with Feedburner I figured out why the email feed** and RSS feed for unsweetened.ca wasn’t working.  Because I mucked about with the Feedburner and screwed it up. Sigh. But at least it’s working now. ** Didn’t know you could get this emailed to you?   Subscr [...]

In The Kitchen >> Easter Bunny Pie

In The Kitchen >> Easter Bunny Pie
There are a lot of options when considering what to make for Easter Dinner. You could have Ham. You could have Lamb. You could even have Spam. We have Easter Bunny Pie. If you’ve ever made a chicken pie, this is essentially the same except you are using rabbit meat.   [Get the recipe for Easter Bunny Pie on In The Kitchen] Technorati [...]

Help: 61000 Photos Need Tagging

Help: 61000 Photos Need Tagging
I need your advice.  With 61000+ photos I am, again, stuck between Picasa v2.0 and Adobe’s Photoshop Album v3.0 to process and organise all my shots from the silly to the sublime. Picasa – I love the ease of use of Picasa’s quick and easy photo editing – cropping, simple adjustments of  fill-light/shadow/highlight, tin [...]

Rum Toddy – It Cures What Ails ...

Making Rum Toddy
Wondering where I’ve been for the last week and a half?  Pissed that we missed your holiday soiree? Really don’t care what’s been going on but hoping I’ll get to the point soon? Okay, here’s the scoop.  We’ve been sick – feverish, stuck in bed, horking up a lung, getting behind in work, weak as kitten [...]

I’m Peeking At You

I’m Peeking At You
If you are paying close attention, you might have noticed me peeking at you, kilroy-esque, from your navbar when you are checking out the posts on unsweetened.ca. Or if you are a reader of the CheapEats Toronto blog:  www.cetoblog.com or CheapEats Ottawa blog: www.ceotblog.com – you might have seen one of these or appear in your R [...]

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