Meat and Proteins

There used to be a restaurant in Saskatoon called Cousin Nik's that specialized in Greek fare. One of our favorites when we visited was their Greek Ribs, so imagine my surprise when I got the owner's cookbook, only to discover that some of the ingredients and methods were far from traditional. What surprised me most was the inclusion of... Read more →

Refreezing Meat

I bought some round steak to make Hungarian Goulash. I realized I wasn’t going to get to making it in a timely manner and froze the meat. I took it out, defrosted it in the fridge only to have some things come up that made using it right away impossible. Knowing that meat can be refrozen if it is defrosted in the fridge I did just that... Read more →

Frying Pan Concern - Cleaning After Cooking Chicken

How do I clean a seasoned fry pan in which I've cooked chicken?-Diane I'm not really sure what this question is getting at, but I'll hazard a guess that since chicken is notorious for contamination from salmonella, enterococcus or E. coli (among others), what you are concerned about is cross-contamination of other foods by a pan in which... Read more →

Working the Odds

My husband cooked chicken breasts on the barbecue grill yesterday. We put the remaining breasts into the refrigerator soon after pulling them off of the grill, around 3:00 pm. At 4:00 am, my daughter pulled the chicken out of the fridge to make a sandwich and forgot to put the other breasts back. My husband found them at 5:30 a.m. and... Read more →

Iced Cube Steak

We had some cubed steak in our freezer. The freezer went out and the steak was thawed. I cooked the cubed steak and have re-frozen it. Is that safe, or do I need to throw it away? --Robin Assuming that even though the steak thawed out, it remained at a temperature below 40°F (4°C) and for no more than a couplel of days, then you... Read more →