Review: T-Fal 25-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers used to do one thing and one thing only–cook food under pressure. These days, however, most pressure cookers are multi-function kitchen appliances that allow you to do everything from sauté to stew to steam and, of course, pressure cook. I had never used a pressure cooker before so was excited to exercise my culinary chops by testing the T-Fal 25-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. Here’s how it fared in my book.  

How to Vitamix: Homemade pancake syrup

This past weekend was Easter, and I don’t know about you, but I certainly indulged in my fair share of delicious food. In fact, over three days I partook in two brunches and one breakfast, and they reminded me of how much I love syrup. Regardless of what it touches, syrup makes everything better, and as it turns out you can make it at home with a Vitamix blender.

Review: SousVide Water Oven

I’m always looking for new ways to cook a good meal. It can get a little boring cooking the same meals, the same way, time after time. Today I’m reviewing the SousVide Supreme Water Oven and let me tell you it’s definitely a new and unique way to cook a meal.

How to make tomato soup in a Vitamix blender

With all this stormy B.C. weather we've been getting it has definitely been soup weather, and when it comes to homemade soups, Vitamix has you covered. You can puree your soup and heat it all in one go. Read on to find out all Vitamix can do, and test out a great tomato soup recipe.

12 days of Christmas gifts: day 4 is Nespresso

Today on day 4 of our 12 days of Christmas gifts we are talking Nespresso. They have a huge line of coffee machines for the coffee connoisseurs in your life. Read on below to see a few of the machines in their fantastic line of coffee and espresso machines.

Review: De’Longhi MultiFry Low-Oil Fryer & Multicooker

When I think of the brand name De’Longhi, images of multi-function espresso makers and perfectly frothed cappuccinos immediately come to mind. In fact, until very recently I wasn’t aware of the fact that De’Longhi was such a big player in the small household appliance segment. Of course, that all changed when I was asked to bust out my culinary chops and test the De’Longhi MultiFry Low-Oil Fryer and Multicooker.

The De’Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso machine gives you the gift of...

I didn’t get into coffee until I was 28 years old, but I’m really making up for lost time. I’m such a fan that when the De’Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso machine and Burr Grinder showed up at my door for review, I felt like I was unwrapping a Christmas present. It’s been giving me the gift of great coffee every day since.

Review: Testing a KitchenAid stand mixer and many attachments

I’ve gone through a serious appliance drought after living through a 5 month renovation, and now that my kitchen is finally ready for tile/paint and I can almost start really cooking and baking again, I was ready, willing, and so happy to try out all of the amazing KitchenAid attachments. This week I tried out 4 of KitchenAid’s most popular attachments, and I know these would make a great holiday gift for any KitchenAid fan.

Review: Breville Risotto Plus 10-Cup Rice/ Slow Cooker

If you’ve ever tried to make homemade risotto, you know that to achieve the right consistency, you need to stir almost constantly for 20 or more minutes–time that could be better spent prepping other parts of your meal, or sipping a glass of wine and flipping through a magazine. That’s where the Breville Risotto Plus comes in. Not only does it make perfectly creamy risotto without the need to stir, but it also functions as a rice cooker, steamer, and slow cooker.

What appliances should I take to my dorm room?

As crazy as it sounds, a new school year is just around the corner. How did that happen? I haven’t even started my New Years resolutions yet! But there’s no getting around it, September will be here before you know it, so if you’re heading off to university this fall, now is the time to start collecting everything you need to make your dorm as comfortable as possible–including these essential dorm room appliances.

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