If you like sunflower oil for cooking etc, stock up.
If you like cooking with sunflower oil as much as I do, you should consider stocking up on it, and soon.
Become Your Own Soda Manufacturer
Stop paying $1 a litre for club soda, and more than 50 cents a liter to sodastream; discover home soda making for less than 2 cents a litre.
Food Hack: Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup
We do things a bit differently here at Spiffle! Where most blogs about food go into a long, rambly personal history with the product or dish, I’m going to save that for after the recipe, which we’re going to dive into right away. Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup Upgrade This upgrade on a condensed can of […]
Canned and Packaged Food Hacks
At our home, we try to avoid processed foods where we can. When we can’t (or have childhood memories for certain food types: for me, it’s things like Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Condensed Soup), I use my interest in understanding how food (and coffee works) to improve a product. I have several go tos, including the […]
Microgreens – a Primer
For several years now, I’ve been thinking about growing microgreens at home. I have been buying them for about a decade at the fruit and veg stores, dropping $5-$7 for a paltry 100-150g of them, at least once a week because I like them so much as my “green” choice on… everything. Burgers. Sandwiches. Pizza. […]
CHEATS Pizza, Improved
With COVID-19 and the whole stay at home thing, I’ve been watching a lot more telly of late, and I discovered two of Jamie Oliver’s shows on CTV Life in Canada: 15 Minute Meals, and 30 Minute Meals. There’s actually quite a lot of good tips in both of those shows for cranking out quality […]
How to Save $1,650 on a Major Appliance in 5 Years
I’ll give you the TL:DR right now. You can save $1,650 (or way more) on major appliances by doing one thing: Do not buy an LG product. I’m talking specifically about the LG LDF7932ST Steam Direct Drive dishwasher, which is apparently a disposable product. Avoid it, and all LG appliances all costs. Why you should […]
Sick, Change of Plans
I’ve been sick with the flu for about a week. I’m sort of recovered now, but I have a bad cold still, and can’t seem to shake it. The downside to this is I cannot taste espresso. I’ve scaled back my testing schedule because of it. I think my company is close to a decision […]
Perrier Boy Cometh
Gasp. I’ve become one of those people. I drink Perrier. Copious amounts of the stuff. Gah. One of those people. The PerrierPeople™. Okay… so it’s not so bad. See, here’s the deal. I drink too much pop. Diet pop always (diet coke, pepsi, 7up, you name it), but way too much. So about six months ago, I […]
Just wrapped up a fun evening of using magic pixie dust. It’s also known as carrageenan. See, for many years now, I’ve been seeking out a supply of this elusive stuff that is more fine than even talcum powder. Why? If you visit this page, scroll down and find the “better frappacino recipe”. See, carrageenan is […]