Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without

One of Chef David’s favourite kitchen tools is his citrus reamer.  It’s perfect for juicing single fruits into salad dressings, glazes, sauces  or anything that you just need one lemon or lime for.  

Yellow Lentil & Pearl Barley Ratatouille

¼ cup dried lentils, yellow ¼ cup dried pearl barley 1 shallot, diced 1 ounce garlic, minced 1 heirloom tomato, diced 1 tablespoon sunflower oil ⅓ cup chicken stock or vegetable stock 2 tablespoons tomato paste ½ tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & pepper, to taste Soak the lentils and barley…

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

4 eggs 2 cups white sugar 1 cup pumpkin pie filling 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup canola oil 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg Topping: ½ cup flour ⅔ cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup…

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…

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…