Kitchen tools Chefs can’t live without

One of Chef David’s favourite tools is his mini butane brule torch. He uses it for all his “specific high-heat” needs, including caramelizing sugar on crème brule, browning marshmallow for rocky road brownies, s’mores  or even for touching up the browning on a finished lasagne or a hearty plate of nachos. Before you buy, check out for the necessary safety…

Chicken Barley Soup with Red Lentils

Stay warm with this delicious and nutritious soup recipe from Chef David. 2 pounds cooked chicken, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 9 oz pearl barley, soaked overnight 9 oz red lentils, soaked overnight 4 litres chicken stock 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt…

National Guacamole day!

It’s National Guacamole Day! Here is a simple but delicious recipe that can be served on its own with chips or accompany any meal. 4 ripe avocados ¼ sweet yellow onion, diced (you can use red instead if desired) 3 cherry tomatoes, diced 1 small handful of chopped cilantro 1 clove of garlic, minced  1 jalapeno, diced…

Pesto Pan Bread

4½ cups bread flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon basil, dry ½ teaspoon thyme, dry 1½ tablespoons instant yeast 1 cup milk, warm 1 cup water, warm 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons pesto 2 tablespoons cornmeal (optional) Topping: 1 tablespoon pesto 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons crushed garlic  …

What kind of freezer do I need?

It’s no surprise that this time of year we start thinking about extra freezer space. Whether you are an avid holiday baker, a meal planner or a hunter, you might need more freezer space in your home.  Before you rush out and buy anyone you find, it’s important to think about your needs. Someone who…

Happy Cheesy Buns

Happy Friday calls for Happy Cheesy Buns from Chef David in our Saskatoon location. 4 cups AP flour, sifted 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated 2 tablespoons onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons white pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 large egg, beaten lightly ¼ cup white sugar 1 tablespoon dry active yeast 3 tablespoons…

Sugar Cookies

For Halloween, Chef David in Saskatoon made these spooky sugar cookies but we think they’d be delicious to make any day! Ingredients: (48pc) 2 cups butter 2 cups white sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 4 teaspoons baking powder 5½ cups flour Royale Icing: 3 large egg whites ½…