Cooking Tips

Want to take your culinary skills to the next level? These cooking hacks will save you time, money and effort in the kitchen.

Guide to Quick and Healthy Cooking

Being pressed for time is no excuse for eating junk. Check out these smart strategies and learn how to produce...

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How to Order Wine

Don’t be intimidated by the wine list. Bring the fun back into fine dining with these idiot-proof wine ordering tips....

Sweet Vegetable Temptations

So, you hate vegetables, and wish that you could subsist on a diet of chocolate cake and pastries? Not that...

A Taste of Chinese New Year

Wonder why your city's Chinatown is veiled in red and gold and strung with paper lanterns? Chinese New Year is...

Guide to Herbs and Spices

Give your recipes a kick by experimenting with herbs and spices. This A to Z guide will demistify the spice...

7 Light Meals in 20 Minutes

When you're hungry and looking for a quick meal, you need not sacrifice your healthy eating to feel full. Here...

11 Ways to Keep Vitamins in Veggies

Just like humans who are zapped of energy if over-worked, veggies lose their vitamins if they are over-cooked. Make sure...

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From the Brewery to the Belly

How does barley become beer? Find out how the ancient art of brewing has been reduced to a simple science.  

Taking Stock: The Base of Homemade Soups

Homemade vegetable broth is easy to prepare and makes a healthful, flavourful base for your soups, stews, and sauces.

Turkey info

All you need to know to cook the perfect turkey.

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Metric Conversion

Conversion Factors To change: Into: Multiply by: Imperial System to Metric System Inches Millimeters 25.4 Inches Centimeters 2.54 Feet Meters

What to do When Ingredients Look Worn Out

Do the products that you need right away have a sad and sorry look? This is how you can give...

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How To Throw a Cocktail Party

A drinks or cocktail party is a great idea for a special occasion, since it's an easy way to entertain...

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Recipe: Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 min, plus 30 min marinating

Cook time: about 10 min

Recipe: Pepper Steak with Leek Mash

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: about 25 min

Recipe: Gourmet Steak Sandwich

Serves 4

Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: about 35 min

Recipe: Lamb and Rosemary Burgers

Serves 4-8

Prep time: 10 min, plus cooling, plus 30 min chilling

Cook time: about 15 min

Recipe: BBQ Chicken Pieces

Serves 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: about 40 minutes

Recipe: Steak with Tangy Caper Relish

Serves 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: about 10 minutes

Your Outdoor Kitchen

Take the stress out of entertaining and invest in a barbecue.

Tips for Better Barbequing

Some often overlooked basics of BBQ cooking.

Eco-Friendly Barbecue For a Green Summer

There are good times to be had at barbecues, but with them comes the potential to do some serious harm...

Barbequing in the Garden

Grilling meals for friends is a favorite summertime ritual-the perfect way to show off your garden. Whether you use a...