There’s been a lot of buzz about Yuzu lately. The exotic flavour of this tiny Japanese citrus fruit adds a welcome and potent zing to everything from dressing to desserts. Yuzu is healthy, delicious and unique, and provides a surprising burst of freshness. Its versatility makes Yuzu a valuable commodity in modern kitchens. Though the […]
As the world’s most popular beverage (second to water), tea is drank with a healthy enthusiasm. It’s no secret that tea is healthy. In China, tea has been used for centuries for its medicinal purposes to treat nearly 200 ailments and afflictions. Black, green and white teas are all derived from the same plant, Camellia […]
If you were able sit down with Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling or H.G. Wells during the late 19th century and order a dry martini, you would have received a drink that was about equal parts gin and dry vermouth, flavoured with a few dashes of orange bitters. Much like those writers’ famous works, orange bitters […]
Aromatic and flavoured bitters have experienced a dramatic resurgence behind the bar in recent years. For creative mixologists and adventurous palates, they’ve become a sort of liquid spice rack. Offering intense bursts of flavour to cocktails of all types, the new wave of artisanal bitters continues to grow with new tinctures appearing almost every day. […]
Enjoy this silky dark chocolate custard on its own or as a pie filling. Add Frangelico, Cointreau or Amaretto to switch up the flavour.
No need to fear a falling soufflé because this easy, foolproof recipe will make you feel like a chef. An elegant chocolate dessert for special occasions.
How do you take an exceptional martini and make it better? Or turn a great antipasti platter into an extraordinary one? Use Castelvetrano Olives, the authentically unique Sicilian olive that has exploded onto the culinary scene in recent years with addictive approval wherever they’re served. Use the Genuine Castelvetrano, no substitute will do: These delicious, […]
What is Himalayan Pink Salt? Himalayan Pink Salt traces its origins back roughly 250 million years. When the Himalayan Mountains were first formed, the ancients seas evaporated leaving mineral-rich salt deposits buried deep beneath the surface. While the salt is mined from under land-locked mountains, Himalayan Pink Salt is very much a salt born of […]
Coconut flour is a gluten-free flour made from ground coconut meat. A grain-free, low-carb flour, containing more fiber than any other flour available, it is relatively high in protein. Coconut flour adds a natural sweetness and unique flavor whenever used. Is Coconut Flour the Best Gluten-Free Flour to Use? If in need of gluten-free muffins, cake, bread or any other […]
Everybody knows (or so the song goes) that you can roast chestnuts on an open fire. The definitive taste of the holidays has been immortalized in song, but these nutrient rich, gluten-free and flavour-packed ‘goodies’ can strike many different chords in the kitchen and are not just limited to an open flame. Chestnuts have been […]
Without salt, life cannot exist. Our bodies utilize salt for a variety of essential, life-preserving functions, as do most land and marine animals on earth. The health benefits of salt may be murky at times and filled with conflicting information, but there’s no denying it’s good for our bodies. Salt, in moderation, can help a […]
You’ve probably heard the term “salt to taste.” It’s a catch-all phrase that illustrates everybody’s tastes are a little different. The tongue has been shown to recognize five main taste sensations (though, recent studies suggest it is capable of picking up on many more flavour ‘categories’. The five basic tastes are: salt, sweet, sour, bitter, […]