A Pair Of Gourmands

Apr 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

Chef Martin’s Tip 6 - by The Chef in Stead Put in good ingredients and good meals will come out! I am a firm believer that if you buy according to the market, you will be more creative. Let yourself be motivated by freshness. I usually create meals based on what is fresh at the market, and usua

A Pair Of Gourmands

Mar 27, 2005 / 5:30 am

Dinner Parties - by The Chef in Stead You can love them or hate them, but everyone does host or at least attend a dinner party once in a while. They can be fun or stressful, and the secret is to make sure that any stress at all happens before the guests arrive. Even if you are as lucky as I am, h

A Pair Of Gourmands

Mar 18, 2005 / 1:23 pm

BREAD FOR MY FRIENDS! - by The Chef in Stead Kelowna was in desperate need for good naturally made breads. Having moved from Quebec last year, I could not find the quality I was used to! So, on January 7, I finally gave up and decided to teach myself the basics of natural levain or sourdough bread

A Pair Of Gourmands

Mar 11, 2005 / 8:20 am

Kids in the kitchen! by The Chef in Stead Do you remember when you left home - you were proud and scared at the same time, finally, you were leaving the nest to fly on your own. Do you remember the first meal you cooked in your own apartment? What kind of box or can was it? We all did it! Now a

A Pair Of Gourmands

Feb 26, 2005 / 5:30 am

Crab for Dinner! If you ever wanted to eat fresh crab one day, now is the time! The Queen Charlotte Island Crab has reached peak flavor. I felt like making something special, so last weekend I went to Hooked on Seafood and purchased a small live crab for $18. The owners of the fish store, nice pe

A Pair of Gourmands

Feb 19, 2005 / 5:30 am

Chef Martin’s Tip 2: Planning is the difference between a good cook and a great cook. Whether in a restaurant cooking for 200 customers or having 6 people over for dinner at my house, I use the simple technique of visualizing every step of the meal. It really makes me see the details of the me

Chef Martin""s Tips

Feb 12, 2005 / 5:30 am

by Martin Laprise - The Chef in Stead Chef Martin’s Tip 1: You don""t need a $700 set of knives to cook gourmet meals, just one good knife. Always keep it sharp, and please don""t throw it in any kitchen drawers. Once you have a sharp knife, learn to use it, stay away from electrical cutting

Ready Set Summer!

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

The Victoria Day long weekend is traditional as the unofficial start of the Canadian summer. “May long," as it’s called in many parts of the country, is when the boats come out on the water and the steaks come out on the grill. Sometimes, Mother Nature doesn’t co-op

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

The Westside Wine Trail

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

By: Helene Scott Photo: Contributed Mission Hill Family Estate,  Reserve Cabernet Shiraz 2009 - $34.99 A blend of 51% cabernet sauvignon and 49% shiraz. Soft, ripe berries, hint of pepper, subtle smoke and spice on the nose and the structured tannins. Complex, lin

Herb roasted corn on the cob

Dec 31, 1969 / 4:00 pm

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