Tag Archives: brine

Instant Pot makes for faster, tastier corned beef

Super tender and flavourful brisket….with zero preservatives! I have spent my entire adult life (up till about a week ago) wondering how corned beef got its name. I mean, there’s no corn in it (unlike peameal bacon, for example, which … Continue reading

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Quick pickled fennel with orange and star anise

An easy way to add a pop of flavour to any plate! Lately, I’ve been eagerly peeking into my garden a few times a day, looking for tender young shoots that hold the promise of fresh spring vegetables to come. … Continue reading

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Pucker up: 2015 is looking deliciously sour!

When you hear the word sour, what do you think of? Does it conjure up negative associations or are you like me and a lover of all things sour tasting? Growing up, I liked to say that pickles were one … Continue reading

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Crispy Baked Buttermilk-Brined Chicken

There’s something so delicious about fried chicken – it’s no wonder many people find it irresistible. Unfortunately, it’s also a real pain to make. Deep frying is messy at best, dangerous at worst, and we all know we’re supposed to … Continue reading

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