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I can answer questions that deal with everyday home cooking from roasts, BBQing, marinades, slowcooking, poultry, pork, beef, salads and vegetable dishes. The things I am not really able to help out on is desserts, fish and ethnic foods.

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I started working in a hospital kitchen in 1985 as a cook and have dealt with many different diet types. I lost my job in 2003 due to privatization and moved to the nursing field but have never lost my love for food. I am an avid collector of recipes and belong to several newsgroups on Yahoo where I collect them from.

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Graduated in 1984 from Vancouver Community College with a certificate in Chef's training. Started working in 1985 with St Vincent's hospital as a cook up until 2003.

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Recent Answers from Mike MacDonald

2015-04-26 Stew thickener:

Hi Michael. What I do when I make slow cooker stew is I mix some salt and pepper in flour in a plastic bag and add the beef to it and shake it around. Then put the meat in fry pan just to brown it off

2015-01-16 cabbage:

Hi Darlene..... sorry for the delay. Working nights throws me off. Anyways, here is the recipe....    1 red cabbage chopped   2 apples peeled, cored and chopped  2 tbsp oil  4 tbsp water  3 tbsp vinegar

2015-01-14 cabbage:

Hi Darlene. I have an excellent recipe for a red cabbage dish. Is this what you are looking for? let me know and I can send it to you...    Mike

2013-01-28 slow cooker issues:

Hi There...the trick is to flour and sear the meat until slightly browned. Add to slow cooker and then add vegetables and enough stock to cover meat and vegetables. Always add the pasta or potatoes near

2012-01-21 Lectro Electric Skillet Miracle Maid:

Hi Vickie.....I had no idea what you were talking about till I did a Google search.     I'm not sure what is you want but I did a search on e-Bay and came up with this...    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1950s-VINTAGE-12-MAGIC-MAID-ELECTRIC-SKILLET-FRY-BUFFET-P

 

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