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One of the knives I was interested in trying as part of the work I’m doing with Cooking with CUTCO was one of the CUTCO Carvers. Carving knives, especially at Christmas, have a special place in my heart.
We used to go to my grandparent’s house for Xmas and my grandmother would present a perfectly roasted turkey [...]
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As part of the work I’m doing with Cooking with CUTCO, they sent me a couple of their products to try out, and I was overjoyed when I saw the box contained CUTCO Super Shears.
Almost everyone I’ve spoken to about working with CUTCO raves about these kitchen shears. I even got into a deep discussion a [...]
All sell aside, knife skills really do make the difference in the kitchen so it was great to see how quickly Sharpen Your Knife Skills with CUTCO sold out.
In fact it sold out so quickly, we’re looking at options for future events, including one for vegetarians where we skip the butchery piece. (But more on that later.)
The eveni [...]
“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.
Knives are the most important tools in our kitchens and how you use them can c [...]
I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be doing some work with CUTCO.
Recently while working with Canadian Beef I was given a set of CUTCO steak knives. I love knives and I’m quite particular about them. In fact, part of my “how Gerry and I met” story includes knives, but that’s another story for another ti [...]
Right before Thanksgiving weekend, Just-Eat.ca reached out to invite me to test their new Android app. “Why not?” I thought. I like apps, especially food and restaurant apps.
Besides, we were planning on working all Thanksgiving weekend. Why not have a little fun playing with someone’s food app as a bit of a break? “H [...]
A handful of media were invited to the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen to experience Fresh Canteen‘s new ready-to-cook meal-in-a-box service in Toronto. After trying their duck with grape sauce recipe (see post here about the recipe, service & experience), we were sent home with a mock-butter chicken box and a challenge to mash it up t [...]
Last week, I was invited to join a handful of other media guests for a hands-on experience with Fresh Canteen’s new ready-to-cook meal-in-a-box service.
I’ve been intrigued by Fresh Canteen’s approach to meal prep since they launched and Matt brought them to my attention as an interesting food startup.
“Fresh Canteen, a new Toro [...]
Chef Matt Basile’s recipe combines rich, meaty beef cheeks and the exotic flavours of bulgogi to create an impressive and easy to make, appetizer – Chef Matt Basile’s Beef Cheek Bulgogi Ravioli!
I love it when the recipes we get for Chefs #LoveCDNbeef use an atypical cut of beef. Beef cheeks have appeared in a couple of re [...]
You know those times when you meet someone and there is an instant connection?
Where you fall into a conversation as if you have known each other all your life?
That’s how it was when I met Chef Matt Basile, or as many people know him Fidel Gastro.
I’d been hearing about this Fidel Gastro guy for some time from mutual friends and the movers a [...]
This simple and inexpensive tongue recipe from Chef Jesse Vergen is so good Gerry has already been asking when we’re going to pick up another tongue to make it again. That’s a real endorsement in this house.
In all honesty, I haven’t eaten beef tongue in a long long time. I had it poorly prepared once (let’s just le [...]
Chef Jesse Vergen was one of the first Chefs I invited to join the Chef’s #LoveCDNBeef series and I’m so happy to be introducing you to him now. Chef Jesse Vergen is the Executive Chef at the Saint John Ale House, the owner/operator of the Smoking Pig BBQ — one of the few food trucks in New Brunswick, and an organic farmer who own [...]
Prepare yourself. I have left you waiting for the continued adventures of Lex Go Further – A Ford Escape for far too long. It is now time for photos of the puppy interspersed with snow, food and a couple of tweets. But mainly industrial-grade puppy cuteness.
When last we spoke, I had just gotten onto a skidoo for the first time in m [...]
I wasn’t quite sure what was coming when Carl said he’d be sharing the recipe for Station Burger and Pommes Kennedy. We had talked about doing a recipe that would push me, and maybe you, to try something new in the kitchen and on the plate. But I didn’t expect that making a burger with potatoes would do that. I could not [...]
In February I got my hair cut, and cut, and cut again.
I always tell any stylist I go to to do what they think would look best. They are, after all, the professionals and should be studying up on what would be current and look good on me.
The challenge is that my haircuts lately have been pricy, very pricy. Sure they look great, but I was ge [...]
This leg of the trip was more leisurely than I expected.
I had arrived at Dani’s after her girls had gone to bed, so I expected to wake up at the crack of dawn to the sound of a household of young teens getting ready for the early bus to school. I expected to get a little tiny amount of bustling time with them before they got on the bus [...]