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How to Make Gyoza Dumplings

I don't think I've ever met a person who doesn't like dumplings, particularly Japanese gyoza, or potstickers.  You know the ones I'm talking about... crispy fried on bottom, silky smooth skin beautifully wrapped around a juicy savoury filling.  The only problem being these 1-2 bite babies are ...

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Anova Precision Cooker Review and Tips

Updated 151212: Warranty Service Update. Anova fedexed a new unit to replace my grinding unit, and also emailed a shipping label and paid for the return of the defective unit. 2 big thumbs up not only for the product, but for the company that stands behind it. Updated 151112: A grinding noise ...

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Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Review

Updated 150410: Was asked on our Youtube channel about clean-up, so added a cleaning section detailing our nitty gritty tips for cleaning the Philips Pasta Maker. Full review coming soon. Updated 150409: We've had several ramen-tasting parties with friends who have cheerfully volunteered to be ...

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I Found a Lump…

Last week I found a lump in my breast.  I remember in that moment of discovery, the feeling of my heart falling to my toes.  The first fear, of course - cancer.  The second fear - what about my husband, my kids?  And then my thoughts turned directly to God, saying, "Okay God, you’ve got my ...

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How to Home-Roast Coffee with the Behmor 1600Plus

Updated 160621: Added a new section sharing our favourite iOS Timer app and included a Cheat Sheet for quick reference while roasting.   Been using the Behmor since 2013 and love that they've never left anyone behind with their updates.  The new Behmor 1600 Plus isn't without ...

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The Best Travel Charging Gear

For over a decade we've been blessed to travel the world over for work and pleasure. Being a self-confessed Photo Geek, this has meant figuring out how to travel light while keeping all our cameras, lights, phones and gadgets charged.  With carry-on and checked luggage allowances dwindling, it's ...

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Nikon D750 Review, Recommended Settings and Tips

151015 Update: After a season of shooting it confirms our suspicions that the D750 is the best wedding camera we've ever used. Only slight gripes include arrangement of control dials (why in the world is "Effects" between Manual and Memory 1&2!?!??), poor battery life and limited flash sync speed. ...

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The Best Prime Rib Roast Recipe – Sous Vide Hack

Updated March 2015: After consuming more prime rib roasts than should be humanly allowed, I've streamlined the process to make it even more flavourful while reducing the prep time. Click here for the new updates and videos including how to save money by cutting your own thick-cut ribeye steaks. ...

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Healthy Sous Vide Skinless Chicken Breast Recipe

Skinless, boneless, chicken breast: it’s what’s for dinner. True several times a week in this Cheung household. Sadly, whoever’s had the (mis)fortune of trying to swallow bite after bite of dry, stringy chicken breast knows this clean protein can be hard on the palate. Not to fear: we’re here ...

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Phottix Mitros+ Flash Review

UPDATED 140817: Even sadder: FIVE out of six Mitros+ flashes for Nikon have now failed me :(  I can no longer recommend purchasing them at this time until they fix what seems to be a quality build issue.  As an interim replacement, I'm using (and can recommend) the Phottix Odin TCU and Receiver ...

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