Showing posts with label review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label review. Show all posts

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Hamilton Beach Professional Juicer Mixer Grinder

hamilton beach juicer, mixer, grinder
I love how well this Hamilton Beach Professional Juicer Mixer Grinder works to grinds a variety of ingredients depending on how we want it; coarse, smooth or fine. Prior to using this machine I have been having a hard time grinding pulses and rice finely for meals such as dosa and hoppers. With this machine making the batter smooth and getting the perfect consistency it needs to be is easy! 

Friday, October 29, 2021

Beef Curry & Cuisipro Products

beef curry
This is my go to beef curry. It is easy to make and can be served as a side dish with rice, flatbread, or bread.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Mr. Sunshine's Colourful Snacks

chocolate
Vincenzo (Vince) Guzzo, Montreal based business owner and Dragons’ Den judge is continuing to push his entrepreneurial initiatives with the official expansion of his Mr. Sunshine brand to include locally made popcorn. We tasted three different popcorn flavours, which are perfect for our movie nights. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Wraps made with frozen parathas and meal ideas

We have been savouring on a few different Shana Food products - wholemeal lacha paratha, garlic paratha, Punjabi samosas, and cooked a couple of side dishes using frozen okra rings and spinach.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker and Go Sport blender

hamilton beach egg cooker
The Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker cooks up to 7 eggs at a time. We have the option of cooking the eggs to our preference soft, medium, or hard boiled. There is also an option to make three poached eggs at a time using the separate dishwasher safe egg poaching tray.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Versatile Copper Mugs and Dragon fruit Beverage

copper mugs dragon fruit chilled smoothie
A small business based in Vancouver, Canada sells beautiful handcrafted copper mugs that we can use for cocktails, mocktails, and as decorative organizers. These copper mugs are made using traditional methods of hammering by hand to create the unique texture on the exterior. I like the rustic imperfections that add character to these mugs, making each of these copper mugs unique. The brass handles are welded, which leaves it intact on the inside, and keeps it water tight and leak free. We love that the rim is smooth, making it our go to mugs for chilled beverages. We love that it is comfortable to hold and enjoy.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Red Lentil Quinoa Pilaf served with Meatball, Garlic Sauce, and Salad

quinoa meal
Bowls! by Molly Watson has inspiring delicious and healthy one-dish meal ideas. Each recipe in this book serves a family of four. I like the simple instructions and explanations that help us prepare an array of flavourful meals. It shows how we can use ingredients that we may have at home to put together a complete meal or a healthy bowl with vegetables, toppings, sauce, protein, and a base.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Banana Brownie Swirl Cake

banana brownie swirl cake
I tried the Banana Brownie Swirl Cake from the book Cake I love You, which is a hit in our home. There is plenty of inspiration in this book for beginning bakers and the experienced. The tips and techniques of the decadent, do-able recipes shared by author, Jill O'Connor are useful to get delicious end results. The recipes in this book are divided by flavours such as banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel and butterscotch, citrus, spirits and spices, and garden and orchard. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kitchen Prep Made Easy with OXO

Having kitchen tools that make prep work easy, makes cooking and baking easier. I like using the OXO Grip Chopper regularly to chop a variety of ingredients such as nuts, herbs, onions, garlic, and other vegetables by simply pushing down the black knob that exposes the blades, which chops the ingredients.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kellogg Canada Products

We enjoyed tasting the eight new Kellogg's products that are now available at grocery stores across Canada. We like that the tasty options of cereal and snacks have visible ingredients and delicious flavours that everyone in the family are sure to enjoy. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Allergy-Friendly Treats from Enjoy Life Foods

enjoy life mini cookies
Snacking on packaged treats can be difficult especially for those who face food allergies; packaged treats mean an in-depth label scan at the grocery store, and snacks prepared by others require a list of ingredients.  If you're in a time crunch, at work, or at school, the vending machine is a bit risky and the availability of safe snacks can be a real dilemma. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Crème Brulée

Creme Brulee
If you enjoy making puddings and desserts like Crème Brulée, then you will find having this type of 6.5" white, porcelain Crème Brulée dish to be useful. This dish is safe to be used in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

This Breville Sous Chef is Useful in My Kitchen

Breville Sous Chef
I like using Breville’s sleek products, which are esteemed for durable quality, innovation, speed, and precision. I have been enjoying Breville’s Sous Chef™ 12, another wonderful heavy-duty construction and cutting-edge innovation designed to be the perfect kitchen sidekick.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Infused Mint Ginger Tea and Details on Trudeau Maison

trudeau maison tea tumbler
I use a lot of Trudeau kitchenware and tabletop accessories and like the quality of their products because it is made to last! Trudeau Corporation has a collection of new products under their brand Trudeau Maison, which is now available at big box retailers and grocery stores in Canada such as Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, Kitchen Stuff Plus, Loblaws, London Drugs, Metro, Rona, Walmart, and more.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Korean Potato Salad

Korean Potato Salad
Korean Food Made Simple by Judy Joo is a wonderful book, as it gave me the opportunity to make food from Korean cuisine at home. There are 130 recipes in this book, and I like that we can prepare some of these in less than 30 minutes.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mini Tower Victoria Sandwich Cakes from The Royal Touch Cookbook

victoria sponge cake
I enjoyed reading through Carolyn Robb's cookbook The Royal Touch. Carolyn was a personal Chef to Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry for ten years. The author has beautifully presented the recipes, with delicious pictures and stories.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ethiopian Cuisine and Berbere Spice Mix

besan flour crepe
I enjoy making meals from different cuisines, and I am glad I checked out the Traditional Ethiopian Cuisine for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner by Konjit Zewge. This book translated by Konjit's daughter, shares traditional methods of preparing Ethiopian cuisine.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Baking Bread using Banneton Proving Basket and Terracotta Bread Form

homemade baked bread
I love using terracotta pots to cook over my gas cooker, as I find it gives the dishes an additional delicious flavour. Other than baking on a clay pizza peel, I haven't baked bread inside a terracotta pan before. I am excited by using the Mason Cash 34cm unglazed Terracotta Bread Form, I can bake bread at home inside a terracotta pan. I found using the terracotta bread form gave the baked bread a delicious flavour, and it smells fabulous.