Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Instant Pot Beef Stew

I went ahead and tried another Instant Pot meal. I figured I can make a pretty amazing mac and cheese, so why not try beef stew? So I did. What’s it take to make a beef stew? Some stewing beef, … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

We got home from a soggy morning skiing on Grouse Mtn and needed some quick, warm-up the innards, comfort food. Daughter and I agreed to try making mac and cheese in our relatively new Instant Pot. Although you can sauté … Continue reading

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Cabin Cooking; Brussel Sprouts

We took a trip to the cabin and we cooked the kids favourite vegetable – Brussel sprouts. Yep, my kids love Brussel sprouts. Perhaps that is because of the way we cook them. Have a look and see what you … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bread; Cabin Cooking

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Another Vitamix Win

Another Vitamix soup win. I got home from work, steamed up a half bag of frozen veggies and then poured them and the half cup or so of boiling water into the Vitamix container. I added a half cube of … Continue reading

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Chicken Cordon Bleu from Farm Town Meats

We took a quick family trip to the cabin a couple of weeks ago and of course before we left I took my kids over to Farm Town Meats in Burnaby to let them choose the meat entree that we … Continue reading

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Baked Potatoes on Almost Wordless Wednesday 

Dinner last night was in the Burnaby test kitchen where we were playing around with the toaster oven to see how quickly and effectively we could bake a couple of potatoes. Once the potatoes were baked, we added butter, fresh … Continue reading

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The Vita-Mix; My Favourite Appliance

One of my all time favourite kitchen appliances is my Vita-Mix. The Vita-Mix is so much more than a blender! I believe it has a 2 horsepower motor that drives the blade inside the container at something like 20,000 rpm. … Continue reading

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Farm Town Meats; Steak for Dinner

I have been crazy busy this week with work and making plans to head off to Whistler for the Beer Festival so I haven’t had a chance to sit down and tickle the keyboard. I have to admit, I have … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggs Gordon Ramsay Style

Here is a “shot-by-shot” breakdown of my video of the Gordon Ramsay style eggs that I cooked a few weeks ago. I start with eggs – I like free range, farm fresh eggs bought from a farmer. I refuse to … Continue reading

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