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Top 5 Traditional Christmas Beverages

by Blogger on ‎12-05-2014 11:16 AM - last edited on ‎12-10-2014 11:09 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Any holiday party requires decorations, food, fun guests, and of course, a few tasty beverages. Get festive by serving traditional drinks such as eggnog or mulled wine, along with some cheeky cocktails. Here are the top five seasonal libations.

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Range Wars: Induction vs. Gas Ranges!

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 02:29 AM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 10:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you ready for some rock-em sock-em ranges? Think you know which type is best?? Truly the answer depends on several different factors that ultimately boil down to each end user's individual needs. In other words, each of these oven types certainly has its place. In today's blog I examine the many features and benefits of each type of range (gas vs. induction) and consider any potential drawbacks that either system may have. The bottom line: Whichever type of range wins with you personally and best suits your individual cooking requirements, you're the true winner here for doing your research and uncovering which type of range you need! So click on through and read my blog to begin the learning process! And just for the record, the winning range type is...

 
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Top 5 Refrigerators as Rated by Future Shop Customers!

by Blogger on ‎11-07-2014 11:58 AM - last edited on ‎11-10-2014 08:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Consulting customer ratings and reviews is a great way to learn more about a product that you may be considering buying. This truth is further strengthened by the fact that most people writing such reviews are honestly and objectively doing so based on their own individual experience with the product. This is good enough reason, then, to examine some of the top rated products available at Future Shop as reviewed directly by customers. In this installment, the product is refrigerators. Read on for the products, ratings, and select customer comments.

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Since winning Top Chef, I've had a lot of people ask me to share my kitchen knowledge. I've noticed a few topics that seem to come up over and over again: reducing food waste, meal timing and keeping the kitchen clean. So, I've compiled some of my top tips for tackling these three kitchen predicaments.

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Myself--I'm no cook! At least not an overly great one. But I do love to eat! And there's no bigger time of year for eating than the Holiday Season. I look forward to this time of year all year long, and I'm betting that most of you do too. When it comes to creating a Holiday feast that's fit for a King, everything in the following list is sure to help you succeed. Read on for full details...

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Ultimate Designer Holiday Gift Guide

by Blogger ‎10-30-2014 03:48 PM - edited ‎10-30-2014 03:54 PM

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I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks talking about kitchen design, appliances and entertaining. Today I thought I'd put together twenty of my favourite products for the ultimate designer holiday gift guide.

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Top tools for the kitchen from Top Chef René Rodriguez

by Blogger on ‎10-30-2014 03:20 PM - last edited on ‎12-09-2014 05:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You’ve heard it said so often before, that it’s the little things that can make such a difference. That is true in life, and in cooking.  One of the simplest ways to improve your cooking is to make sure you are cooking with the right tools. I’ve compiled a list of some of the essential tools that can give you a leg up in the kitchen.

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Knives 101

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2014 02:57 PM - last edited on ‎10-29-2014 04:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Having the right knife can make even the most mundane kitchen task easier and quicker.  But where do you begin when it comes to knives?  How many knives do you really need?  Which material is best, and how should you care for your new purchase?  Click along with us as we commence Knife University!

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What's the Most Important Tool In the Kitchen? Knife!

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 11:57 AM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 12:08 PM by Administrator

Top Kitchen Tool: Chef's Knife

Every good chef needs a good set of knives. These tools can make every part of meal preparation much easier, from chopping vegetables for salads, to carving roasts, to cutting fruit for dessert. Essentially, knives do all the hard work for you

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Over my years working as a chef at home and in the industry, I've experimented in the kitchen and figured out many time-saving techniques that make cooking a breeze with any appliance. These kitchen hacks not only save time and make cooking easier, but they also reduce food waste and provide healthier options for common snacks.

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Breville bringing the Boss of all blenders to Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎10-16-2014 01:28 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 02:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the shockingly amount of addictives, chemicals and fillers added to much of the food we eat today, I prefer making not only my own beverages at home, but meals too. I’ve always been a believer in the power of blenders, especially when I observe my local juice shops using those fancy, powerful, commercial-grade blenders. Well, now that powerful experience can be brought home thanks to the new Breville Boss super blender.

 

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Savings you can achieve with a new appliance

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2014 01:23 AM - last edited on ‎10-07-2014 03:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When it comes to buying a major appliance, most of us only consider the upfront cost and the specific  features of the appliance we are considering purchasing.  However, there’s another cost that’s often overlooked and is just as important—the cost of operating the appliance over its lifetime. We all know that major appliances make up a hefty chunk of our utility bill, but you’ll probably be surprised to learn how much money an energy-efficient appliance can save you in the long run. If you want to start reaping the savings, start by familiarizing yourself with ENERGY STAR qualified products. I’ll explain what ENERGY STAR is, then explain how much you might save by upgrading some of the major appliances in your home.

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Microwaves 101: the Wonderful World of Microwaves and how to Choose Yours!

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2014 02:24 AM - last edited on ‎09-24-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I was surprised to learn that it's been almost 60 years since the first microwave ovens were produced. Back in the '80s in small town Nova Scotia, it was kind of a big deal to acquire a microwave, and a good many people weren't lucky enough to have one at all. For those that did, however, the device was generally big, heavy, and entirely lacking in special features. Today's microwaves are far more advanced than those clunky machines of the '80s, and a lot more difficult to pick out too. So today I'm posting a microwave oven buyer's guide of sorts with a number of useful tips for buying your next microwave.

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Cookware 101: How to pick the best cookware set

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2014 07:23 AM - last edited on ‎09-15-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cookware might be the home item you spend the most on.  After all, in terms of price, it can be right up there with your sofa and your bed.  If you've walked past a display of kitchen cookware, you know there's a ton of choices out there, not to mention colours, metals and styles galore.  So what do you need to know before making the investment?  Class is assembling for Cookware 101 ...

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Oven 101: Everything you need to know before buying a new oven

by Blogger on ‎09-02-2014 04:56 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 04:20 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The oven.  It’s the hearth of the home, and the heart of the kitchen.  It bakes cookies and roasts, and cooks probably the vast majority of your food.  If you’re burning, more than baking, these days or setting off the smoke detector every time you try searing, maybe it’s time to upgrade.  There are a million options as far as ovens go; I’ll take you through some of the newest technology and cool add ons, plus outline the wide range of options available.

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