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A Brilliant Discovery!

August 28, 2013 @ 3:02 am
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Apples.  Gotta love 'em.  Afterall, they keep the doctor away. I was messing around with my pressure cooker the other day and decided to steam some apples in the steaming basket of the pressure cooker. I sliced two apples in half, removed the cores with my melon baller, and put then in the pressure cooker.  After bringing the pressure cooker up to pressure, I cooked them for 20 minutes. After the pressure came down, I removed them with my trusty kitchen tongs and let them cool further. The skin peeled itself away, so I just lifted the flesh of the [...]
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Summer Time Is Lemonade Love Time!

July 5, 2013 @ 2:14 am
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As the summer heats up, it's time to find some groovy ways to cool down. One of my favorites is having a nice, ice cold glass of lemonade.  There's nothing quite like a nice, tall glass of homemade lemonade.  It's really really simple, and something that you can even involve the kids in making... but it's all squirty so be prepared for a mess. The quick version is this: Choose how many lemons you want to use.  Keep in mind that three medium - large lemons will yield about 200 mL, or about 1 - 1/2 cups.  If you like [...]

Lavender Rosemary Salmon With Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

May 31, 2013 @ 5:30 am
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This recipe, in a flash of inspiration, took advantage of the herbs growing in my garden.  It was the perfect dinner for two, and such an easy meal to make!  But you do have to get it started a bit beforehand, or take advantage of the alternate suggestion for preparation.  Namely, cooking the potatoes in a frying pan versus roasting them.  While I don't recommend it, you could also eliminate the marinating time for the salmon, but it wouldn't allow adequate time for the lavender and rosemary oils to work their magic!  But if you must, you must. Prep time: [...]

Sopressata Olive Cheese Salad Sandwich

May 23, 2013 @ 6:41 am
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Serves 2 This is a super fast, cold lunch I came up with on a trip through the local deli.  I found a couple of loaves of this amazing olive chibata for sale (at a great price).  The deli also had a 200 gram hunk of sopresatta on sale for half price, so I nabbed that up quickly! The good ol' gray matter got to work swiftly and produced this amazing idea for the cold sandwich salad you see before you. I thought having it with my home made Ginger syrup soda would be a nice experience, the mild spiciness [...]
Crazy Simple Salmon Wasabi Pasta

Crazy Simple Salmon Wasabi Pasta

February 26, 2013 @ 4:57 am
by Neil
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This afternoon my sister was here and I decided to whip up a pasta dish. We didn't want anything really too elaborate, so I came up with this Crazy Simple Salmon Wasabi Pasta. What you'll need: 2 Tbsp per bowl of pasta of Salmon Flakes ("Shake Flakes" - a Japanese food that you put over rice... basically it's just shredded cooked salmon) (You could substitute canned salmon, or fresh salmon you sautee) 2 Tbsp mayonnaise per bowl 1 Tsp wasabi paste (I used the stuff in a tube for this dish) 100g PRE COOKED WEIGHT pasta (I used ballerine noodles [...]

Quick CookingTips – Quick Tips to Making Burritos

January 24, 2013 @ 7:48 am
by JMacaspac
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Quick Tips to Making Burritos Burritos are Mexican staple food; no matter where you go in Mexico, whether it be a high-end Mexican restaurant or a hole in the wall kind of joint, you’re most probably going to find burritos on the menu. However, you don’t have to go to Mexico to be able to satisfy your Mexican cravings; heck, you won’t even have to step out of your own home and go to your local Mexican restaurant. All you need is some time and patience in the kitchen, as well as a little bit of creative flair and willingness [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Quick Tips to Making Burritos

January 24, 2013 @ 7:44 am
by MariaElizaR
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Quick Tips to Making Burritos Burritos are Mexican staple food; no matter where you go in Mexico, whether it be a high-end Mexican restaurant or a hole in the wall kind of joint, you’re most probably going to find burritos on the menu. However, you don’t have to go to Mexico to be able to satisfy your Mexican cravings; heck, you won’t even have to step out of your own home and go to your local Mexican restaurant. All you need is some time and patience in the kitchen, as well as a little bit of creative flair and willingness [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making the Perfect Rice at Home

January 17, 2013 @ 7:41 am
by JMacaspac
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Making the Perfect Rice at Home There are very few people in the world that won’t find their tummies rumbling when faced with a big pile of hot, freshly cooked and perfectly steamed rice. Almost no meal is complete without that bite of filling, hot rice that can accompany pretty much any viand or side dish. There are so many different kinds and cooking styles of rice to choose from that you would probably never get tired! Even if you choose to cook a certain style or cuisine of rice per week, it would virtually take you months to try [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes

January 10, 2013 @ 7:38 am
by JMacaspac
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Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes For many people, the perfect side dish is a bowl of fluffy, creamy, smooth mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are great for pairing up with most grilled, baked or fried meats, and can give you a carbohydrate boost if you’re looking to cut out rice or pasta from your diet. The great thing about mashed potatoes are that they are very versatile, quick to make, and are so easy to create from scratch that a lot of kids are actually given the task to make the mashed potatoes, especially during family gatherings and occasions. So even if [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Maki at Home

January 3, 2013 @ 7:33 am
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Making Maki at Home Whenever you mention Japanese cuisine, odds are that the “maki” is the first thing that will come to your mind. There are probably few Japanese foods that are more iconic and recognizable than these bite-sized morsels of happiness. Maki is a general term for a roll of protein, vegetable or fruit on top of a nugget of rice wrapped in seaweed, or nori. Generally, there are two types of maki: the more simple one, the hosomaki, is made up of a single topping, while the futomaki is more complicated because there different fillings inside the maki. [...]