Homestyle Turkey Stew

Ingredients: 2  pounds cooked turkey, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 litres chicken or turkey stock *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste Method: Sweat onions, carrots, and…

A Chef’s Best Friend

Some kitchen tools are essential for making food magic happen! Here are three tools we think are a chef’s best friends. Immersion Blenders Chefs swear by immersion blenders; they’re great for pureeing hot soups and sauces and also for things that could be too much volume for a regular blender. The best things about immersion…

Chef David Hamilton’s 2018 Food Trends

Transparency is the most notable food trend in 2018. Where your food comes from and exactly what’s in it is much more important now than it was ten years ago. Actively seeking foods that are sourced out through ethical, sustainable means is not just a trend, it’s a behaviour that is here to stay. Whenever…

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…

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…