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Shelf Life: Groceries

General shelf lives for common items: Flour unopened: up to 12 months. Opened: 6-8 months. Sugar unopened: 2 years. Sugars do not spoil but eventually may change flavour. Icing sugar unopened: 18 months. Solid shortening unopened: 8 months. Opened: 3 months. Cocoa unopened: indefinitely. opened: 1 year. Whole spices: 2-4 ... more

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Tips on Low Fat Cooking

Keep Cuisine and Cooking low fat • Get into the habit of measuring the oil you use while you cook, rather than just pouring it out of the bottle. It will be much easier to moderate the amount you use. • Use non-stick cookware so that you don’t have to ... more

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Grilling Secrets: Steak

Grilling Secrets for the Perfectly Grilled Steak There is nothing quite like a good, juicy steak cooked on a grill. But, many people don’t know grilling secrets such as the best cuts to use, what size they should be, how long to cook the steaks, and marinades to use. Choosing ... more

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Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The truth is that scrambled eggs are easy to make. Unfortunately, they are also easy to make wrong. At a root level, scrambled eggs are simply beaten eggs which are fried and – for lack of a better word – scrambled. But like most things that are simple, people have ... more

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Storing Spices and Herbs

Storage Tips: 
 Store spices in a cool, dark place. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavour more quickly. Although the most convenient place for your spice rack may be above your stove, moving your spices to a different location may keep them fresh ... more

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Summer Shape Up Meal Plan

Swim-wear season is just around the corner and we bet you’re clocking up serious time on the treadmill and eating like a saint! Sure, hard-work never hurt anyone but here are some food tips to help you eat right and look your best in that little polka- dot two piece! ... more

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The Perfect Grill

Choosing the Perfect Charcoal Grill Everyone loves good, old-fashioned charcoal grilling. Aside from being cheaper than other grilling methods, it adds a raw, distinctive taste to your sausages, burgers, ribs, and other grilled items. Some people prefer charcoal grills over gas grills because they are easier to transport and are ... more

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Your Chopping Board

You use it everyday in the Kitchen. If not looked after it can make you sick and yet you probably never give it a second thought. The chopping board is a large board you use in the kitchen for chopping, cutting and preparing food on. When purchasing a new board, ... more

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Handy Cooking Tips

8 Simple Common sense Cooking Tips 1. Do you get lumps in your white sauce? When making white sauce (béchamel) or any sauce that requires slow cooking to thicken use an egg whisk and you can increase the temperature (not too much though) to speed the process up, and you wont get ... more

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Tips to cleanse your diet

Ceileigh McKersie: Tips to cleanse your diet. When all the festivities of Christmas and New Year are over it is time to come back to the real world and get your diet back on track. With all the late nights out and copious amount of food consumed over the festive ... more

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