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Ingredient | International Herbs

November 10, 2009 in Gourmet Finds by kandsmedia

For many recipes, we use International Herbs, available at most grocery stores in Western Canada. The company is a Canadian based company from British Columbia. “International Herbs was the first in the industry to develop special herb blends to compliment the most common types of
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Gems | Les Touilleurs

September 17, 2009 in Gourmet Finds by kandsmedia

  François Longpré and Sylvain Cote have created a mouth-watering mecca for cooking enthusiasts in Laurieur Ouest in Montreal. From kitchen tools (even those devoted exclusively to left handed cooks), tajines, pots, books, and even a cool porcelain water purifier made in Quebec. All cooking classes
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Taste Test | Vanilla

March 22, 2009 in Gourmet Finds by kandsmedia

With one hundred and fifty varieties, and two hundred and fifty organic compounds comprising its unique flavour profiles, vanilla is the number one recognized flavour. From bourbon to Madagascar, vanilla bean to vanilla paste, the comforting taste will instantly alter your mood.   Aust and
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Taste Test | Chocolate

December 15, 2008 in Gourmet Finds by kandsmedia

CACAO VS. COCO: You may have noticed our spelling and use of cocoa versus cacao. They are two different things altogether. While CACAO refers to theobroma cacao, the tree containing colourful pods with seeds and to the dried partly fermented seeds COCOA usually refers to
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Taste Test | Hot Pepper Sauce

June 22, 2008 in Gourmet Finds by kandsmedia

A Blind taste test was conducted at CSL with eleven habenero-based pepper sauces. The discerning palettes used the criteria of taste, smell, heat and overall likeability to base their evaluations of each sauce. After several hours of tasting, one staff member was near the brink
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