Habits for Healthy Cooking

Cooking habits may just be what you need for a healthier meal. Although the word “healthier” gives the impression of tasteless food, the contrary is true. Here are some tips for healthy and savoury cooking: Oils If you are cooking in higher temperatures, 200-500F degrees, the following oils are better to use: coconut oil, red…

Middle Eastern Pita Salad

One 10-inch pita, split in half Vegetable oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 red pepper 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained 3 ripe plum tomatoes or 2 cups small cherry or grape tomatoes ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted ¼ cup fresh mint or basil, chopped ¾ cup feta, crumbled ½ lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

Easter Chocolates

Do you like to make your own chocolates at home? Or perhaps you never have but want to give it a try? Chef David Hamilton from our Saskatoon store has some great tips to get you started! Selection of the chocolate is very important. A good quality chocolate melts smoothly and tastes better at the…

Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without.

A Mortar and Pestle is for fine control over the spice grinds for your rubs, because the texture is half the battle, after all. Too coarse, and it can be rough on the palate. Too fine, and the mix may become pasty when cooked. Plus you get to feel like an old fashioned alchemist.  

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…

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…