Pantry Basics

Flour, Oil, Salt, Sugar, Baking Soda, Vinegar With these basic items, the combinations are endless and provide the resources to create “something from nothing” solutions. All of these ingredients have variations, and for the refined cook and kitchen these are crucial to the perfection of each recipe. For the home cook, who just wants to …

Local for Less?

"Local Organic Food" What comes to mind? Perhaps it conjures an image of wealthy, posh, glamorous people with baguettes in their bike baskets. Salads every night, $50 chickens and never eating mac and cheese again. It doesn't have to be, and most often isn't. In my efforts to eat as sustainably and locally as I …

Not a Luxury

Wrinkly peppers and mouldy tomatoes are a sad sight that often lead many of us regrettably steering them towards the compost bin (hint hint compost hint hint). They could have been forgotten in the refrigerator, or perhaps you’re a gardner that has allowed a zucchini to grow too large. A favourite spot of mine to …