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Seasoned Cast Iron vs. Enameled Cast Iron

There is no greater workhorse or more versatile cookware out there than Cast Iron. It is ideal for slow-cooking, moving seamlessly between stovetop and oven. It shines at searing, braising, and caramelizing - and it's so durable, you can pass along your beloved cast iron pieces to your grandkids.

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Vitamix 750 vs KitchenAid Torrent

Whether you’re a foodie, a parent, workout buff or a busy bachelor, a good blender is an undeniable essential in any functional kitchen. And ‘good’ is the key word in that last sentence; yes, blenders come a dime a dozen, and when it comes to finding a dependable one, you get what you pay for. I recently tried out two high-end blenders for a week to evaluate their functionality and overall worth. 

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Induction 101

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Induction Cooking

You’ve probably heard of induction cooking, especially if you’ve bought a new stove in the last few years. Induction, or magnetic cooking is a simple process where a copper coil in the cooktop is electrically charged and creates heat in the cookpot on top of the stove. The trick? Your cookware must be magnetic. This means that you should be able to solidly stick a magnet to the...

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2015 Lifestyle Upgrade: Juicing with the Hurom Elite

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Between Christmas, three birthdays in the family (mine included) and New Years Eve, December is a diet and alcohol write-off in my house. Charcuterie plates, blue-cheese stuffed olives, and overindulgent evening meals, crowned with a Christmas stocking filled to the gills with various types of chocolate are just a few examples of the carnage. To add insult to injury, this year my husband gave me...

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For the Love of Gadgets

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When I was eleven, my next door neighbour Jessica got a parmesan cheese grater for Christmas. I remember my envy as I sulked over my mountain of unwrapped pyjamas, cds and pre-teen novels. I pictured Jessica’s elevated rank in the family kitchen: Cheese Dispenser - an obvious step up from my perennial title of Pasta Stirrer. Yesterday I had no idea it existed; today I wanted a parmesan cheese...

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