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Cooking with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: According to my kids, the kitchen is the most fascinating place, and as soon as I start cooking, I soon hear the familiar sound of chairs being pushed so the kids can climb up and see what I’m doing. I must admit that sometimes this raises my …

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Caring for Cast Iron

By Kim Robson: Owning at least one cast iron pan is essential for any serious home cook. Cast iron adds flavor and trace amounts of iron to food cooked in it. You may have inherited one from your grandmother, or found them at garage sales. Even brand-new cast iron can …

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Unusual Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

By Kim Robson: Looking for some different and unusual recipes using pumpkin and/or winter squash? I have personally made and tested all three of these recipes, and can vouch for their deliciousness! Roast Pumpkin with Cheese “Fondue” As the pumpkin roasts, its skin becomes dramatically burnished, while inside, slices of …

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Tips How to Use Less Energy in the Kitchen

By Larraine Roulston: Without a doubt, climate change is real and we must adapt. Not only do our collective governments need to make policies to protect their resources, but also all homemakers, chefs and short order cooks need to minimize stress on our planet by reducing their carbon emission. There are many small …

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Kitchen Knife Care

By Kim Robson: The price of a good quality chef’s knife can be absolutely breathtaking. I’ve seen knives featured in Bon Appetit for upwards of $700! There’s no way I can afford that, but I have acquired a nice collection of decent mid-level Cuisinart knives. Below are a few tips …

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Zero Waste Home Cooking

By Fredrica Syren: One way to reduce waste and live a zero waste lifestyle is to cook at home … from scratch. Now, when I tell people I do this, I get lots of questions about how I have the time and energy to cook from scratch for my family. …

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Benefits of Home Cooking

By Larraine Roulston :   Once you have decided to cut “convenient foods’’ from your diet, you will benefit from more wholesome meals that are better for your body, your wallet and the planet. You will also reduce the amount of packaging and discover that home cooking is relatively easy.  In order to reap the …

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Reduce Food Waste — Fridge Google

By Fredrica Syren: Ok, so how many times have you had a few different vegetables and other food items in the fridge, but you still stood there scratching your head because you didn’t know what to cook? And then, you either went shopping for more food to make a complete …

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Americans Are Reclaiming Their Kitchens

By Kim Robson: There’s a growing trend emerging in America: we’re cooking again! And not just with the microwave, either. Too many of us have been relying for too long on the quick and easy — fast food, takeout, and frozen dinners that require little or no assembly or reheating. …

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Why Teaching Kids Cooking Skills Is So Important

 By Fredrica Syren:  My husband can’t cook for the life of him. Ok, well, he can kind of scramble some eggs and make pancakes from a mix. But that’s it. He says it’s because, as a child, he had no interest in learning to cook, and no one felt the need to teach him. This is the reason he believes whole heartedly that all three of …

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