Really Good, Really Crispy Tofu

Think you don’t like tofu? This method of cooking it just might change your mind. Use whatever seasonings/marinade go with the flavors of the meal.

Steam “Boiled” Eggs

For the 7th and final day of Alberta Co-op Basics Week, I’m leaving you with one of the best kitchen tricks I’ve learned: how to “boil” eggs with steam. The result is easy-peel creamy yolk eggs every time, no matter how fresh they are!

Pâte brisée (All Butter Pie Crust)

“That’s a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken.” -Mary Poppins As Alberta Co-op Basics Week approaches its end, it’s time to tackle a perfect pie crust. So here, on day 6, I bring you a classic Pâte brisée, also known as a Butter Crust, Short Crust, or just plain ol’ Really Really Flaky Pie Crust. […]

(Not) Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

It’s day 5 of Alberta Co-op Basics Week, and I’m sharing a recipe from one of my favorite cooking websites, Budget Bytes. It’s full of yummy, healthy recipes that won’t break the bank. This one is an amazing tomato sauce that can be used just about anywhere: on pasta or pizza, spread in sandwiches, brushed […]

Simple Syrup

The name says it all! For day 4 of Alberta Co-op Basics Week, I’m sharing the technique for Simple Syrup, an essential for adding sweetness to iced beverages in which sugar crystals won’t dissolve. No self respecting bar should be without a bottle!

Basic White Sauce (Béchamel)

For Alberta Co-op Basics Week day 3, I’m sharing a recipe for a White Sauce done 3 ways. This is the definition of a kitchen basic, serving as a foundation for numerous recipes. Adding in cheeses, herbs and spices can transform it into an endless number of sauces and gravies, limited only by imagination! Every […]

Roasted Garlic

  Welcome to Day 2 of Alberta Co-op Basics Week! Today we’re making roasted garlic, a simple kitchen staple that can take your cooking to the next level. Eaten alone, spread on a slice of baguette, used in place or raw garlic in a vinaigrette or mixed into Cauliflower Mash, the distinct flavor never fails […]

Foolproof Homemade Mayonnaise

  I can think of no better way to kick off off Alberta Co-op Basics Week than with this fluffy, creamy, dreamy mayonnaise recipe. If you’ve never made your own mayo, DO IT NOW! You will be amazed at how quick and simple it is, and after tasting it you will never want to go […]