Cooking Tips

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.


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Turkey Timetable

Thawing and cooking the perfect bird can be tricky business. Consult our table below to ensure nothing goes afoul at...


Top 10 Tips for Vegetable Freezing

Freezing fresh vegetables is the best way to enjoy your favourites year round. But do you know how to prepare...

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...


Recipe: Tofu Kebabs with Green Mango Salsa

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 min, plus at least 30 min draining and 30 min marinating

Cook time: about 10...


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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


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Recipe: Chicken Fajitas with Goat’s Cheese

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 min, plus at least 30 min

Cook time: about 10 min


Recipe: Steak with Tangy Caper Relish

Serves 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: about 10 minutes


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Recipe: Pork Chops in Barbecue Sauce

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: about 20 min

Your Outdoor Kitchen

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


Portable Barbecues

Small barbecues, especially those that fold up, are easy to carry around and are ideal for picnics and camping holidays.


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...


Differences Between Gas and Charcoal Barbeques

The kettle shape of the famous Weber grill was initially more a matter of convenience than inspiration. George Stephen worked...