Month: October 2014

The 5 most common cooking mistakes

October 27, 2014 1 Comment

Who has never messed up a cake, burned a sauce or overcooked a roast, making them inedible? Here the 5 most common cooking mistakes and how to avoid them. Are you familiar with any of them? Mistake no. 1: Not reading the recipe before starting You’re in a hurry, you quickly pick out a recipe […]

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Brazil nuts, a source of selenium

October 25, 2014 No Comments

The Brazil nut, also known as Amazonian nut or Brazilian chestnut, is the seed contained in the fruit shell of the Amazonian nut tree, which grows in the subtropical regions of America. It is the single most important crop in the Amazon region. It can be eaten as is or in desserts, and it tastes […]

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The joys of eating out…without spending a fortune

October 21, 2014 No Comments

Do you enjoy the pleasures of good food and eating out? Such happy occasions do however have a not-so-happy drawback: the bill.

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Pecan, the Native American nut

October 18, 2014 No Comments

The fruit of the pecan tree, called “pecan” or “pecan nut” gets its name from an Algonquian word “pakan” meaning “hard shelled nut”. In fact, for at least 8,000 years now, this tree originating in the alluvial soil of the Mississippi has had a special place in the lives of Native Americans who lived between […]

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The soaring prices of meat and fish

October 15, 2014 No Comments

The price of red meat continues to rise after the summer of barbecues. And this is also the case with fish. I make these statements not because I’ve read scholarly articles on oil prices, the value of the Canadian dollar or the state of agricultural production, but rather because I see it week after week […]

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The hands that feed you

October 14, 2014 No Comments

2014 was formally declared, by the General Assembly of the United Nations, to be the “International Year of Family Farming” (IYFF).

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Hazelnuts for “homemade Nutella”

October 11, 2014 No Comments

Hazelnuts are full of good fats – mainly the monounsaturated type – that are known for their cardiovascular health benefits. These nuts are also highly antioxidative. Excellent reasons for including them in your menu. We probably already consume them without realizing it, since hazelnuts are the essential ingredient in Ferrero’s Nutella, which is also the […]

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Time to go festival hopping!

October 6, 2014 No Comments

Lots of us enjoy eating good food. So is it any wonder that so many food festivals take place all over the world? If you happen to be in the vicinity one of these events, wet your taste buds and share your passion for fine dining!

Walnuts, a healthy ally

October 4, 2014 No Comments

The walnut has a particularly high polyunsaturated fatty acid content that includes a sizeable amount in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid. It is also very rich in antioxidants and phytosterols. All major factors for cardiovascular health.

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