Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without

One of Chef Neil’s kitchen tools he can’t live without is his meat grinder. Being a professional chef, making sure your food tastes its best is a huge part of the job, and one clear advantage to grinding your own meat is the freshness. Having control over the quality and freshness of the meat can…

Chef Neil’s favourite tool

One of Chef Neil’s favourite kitchen tools that he can’t live without is his channel knife. Channel knives are mainly used in bars to make citrus garnishes, but they also are great for adding a a decorative details like leaf patterns or swirls. You can even make a flower with a little bit of practice.

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough •1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp) •1 cup warm milk •½ cup granulate sugar •½ cup margarine or softened butter •1 teaspoon salt •2 eggs •4 cups all purpose flour Filling •1 cup packed brown sugar •3 tablespoon cinnamon •1/3 cup margarine, softened Cream Cheese Icing •6 tablespoon margarine or butter •1…

Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes

•8 ounces cream cheese, softened   •2 eggs, beaten •5 teaspoons all-purpose flour •1 ½ teaspoons white sugar •2 teaspoons butter, melted – divided •confectioners sugar for dusting •1 teaspoon lemon juice •½ lemon, cut into wedges Beat the cream cheese together with the eggs in a bowl until the mixture is almost smooth. Stir…

Cabbage Rolls

2 heads savoy cabbages or green cabbages, (each 2 lb/1 kg) 2 tablespoons butter 2 large white onions, sliced ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 2 cans (each 28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes Filling: 2 tablespoons butter 3 white onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced…

Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano

5 cups approx. chicken broth 4 tablespoons butter 1½ cups onion, finely chopped 1½ cups arborio rice 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped Shaved Parmesan cheese Bring chicken broth to boil in medium saucepan then reduce the heat and cover. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy medium saucepan over…

Sundae Funday!

Who doesn’t love a sundae on a hot summer day….or any day for that matter. DIY sundaes are so much fun to make for kids and adults. We thought we’d take some classic summer treats and turn them into fun sundae ideas. All you need is ice cream, a few toppings and a big appetite!…

Mini Calzones

Dough: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 60 mL tablespoon olive oil 450 mL warm water (luke warm-body temp) Stuffing: 200 grams pepperoni, sliced 200 grams ham, sliced 200 grams bacon, small pieces 400mL pizza sauce 400 grams mozzarella cheese, small cubes Parmesan cheese, grated…