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Chef Colleen’s blog shares her quick take on recipes, food, cooking, nutrition, healthy active living, and whatever else strikes her fancy – or your fancy.

What do we mean by that? Send in your cooking-and food-related questions and Chef Colleen will answer them. It’s even better than being able to call your mom about how to thaw that Thanksgiving turkey… unless your mom is a food scientist and chef too. 

Strawberry Jam
Food Science

Let’s have a jam session!

We’ve looked at heat, acid, and salt as food preservation ingredients. Now let’s have some sweet talk about sugar used in preserving.  Jams, jellies, marmalades,

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Cooking Essentials

The Robust Herbs

Last week I talked about fragile herbs. This week, of course, I’ll share my favourite robust herbs. As counterpoints to their sensitive kin, robust herbs

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Cooking Essentials

The Fragile Herbs

Some herbs are just more delicate than others. I call them the fragile herbs. They bruise easily, they don’t like the cold, yet they shrink

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