Back to Basics: Marinades, Brines, Sauces and Rubs

Marinades, brines, sauces and rubs are some of the easiest and usually least expensive methods for adding tons of flavour to your meals. But, you may be asking, what’s the difference between them? Are they interchangeable? Is there ever a time where I *shouldn’t* use one over the other? The answers to the above questions…

Back to Basics: Herbs, Spices, and Seasonings

Anyone who has ever cooked or baked a recipe (let’s hope that’s everyone who is reading this blog) has used an herb, spice or seasoning in its construction. These additions add aroma, colour, flavour, and sometimes even texture to a meal, and can elevate the ho-hum to something divine. In this Back to Basics post,…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Beans

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for several months now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that in this new year there may be a few people still out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats…

Back to Basics: Measuring versus Weighing your ingredients

Show of hands, please: have you ever tried to take a recipe that goes by weight and tried to convert it into cups, or vice versa? Did that recipe work out for you or did it leave something to be desired? If it was a success, then HOORAY for you! Gold star on the fridge by…