Product Reviews

Nespresso Prodigio Product Review

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Over the past little while, more and more devices in the home are getting connected with Bluetooth technology, but I never expected that an espresso machine would come with Bluetooth. But, Nespresso has done it with their new machine, the Nespresso Prodigio. Here are some info for the Nespresso Prodigio from the press release. Your phone can now make a …

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Bradley Smart Smoker Review


Any day that a new smoker arrives on my doorstep is a great day! Recently, I got the brand new smoker made by Bradley and was very excited to give it a try. I love my Bradley Smokers and have been privileged enough to work with them developing recipes using their machine and even wrote a number of recipes for …

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Bradley Smoker Carving Kit

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I love accessories for my smokers and grills and the new Bradley Smoker Carving Kit is one of my new favourites. This kit comes with an 8″ butcher knife, 5.5″ boning knife, carving fork, 2 stage sharpening tool and digital thermometer. Each of these tools are something that I regularly use and are a smart collection of accessories. Every smoker …

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Braun BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker and Father’s Day

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It was December 1995 and my first Christmas with Janna. The year had been wonderful and our relationship was getting stronger and more serious. I had a strong feeling that this was going to be the woman I would spend the rest of my life with. One of our favourite things to do, was to go to a coffee shop …

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Bradley Digital Electric Smoker Product Review

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If you have been following my website for much time at all then you know that I love my smokers. I am a huge fan of BBQ and any time that I have a nice cut of meat or filet of fish, I try to find a way to smoke it. I have a number of standard things that I …

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Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo Product Review

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Last year Nespresso came out with their VertuoLine machine which makes both espresso and coffee. While I liked it quite a bit, as seen in my review, there were a number of people who felt that the coffee was not hot enough. This year, they have released the Evoluo, which is the new VertuoLine machines. I was eager to give …

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Downtown Grill Product Review

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Summer is coming to an end. Yes, I know that is a depressing reality, but it is true. It has been a wonderful summer, with lots of grilling on the back deck. With the temperatures dropping, it might seem that the grilling will come to an end. But, it does not have to, and the Downtown Grill is a brand …

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Breville Dose Control Pro Product Review

Breville Dose Control Pro

I am a java junkie. I like coffee pretty much any time of day but an early morning and evening mug is an absolute must. Over the years I have turned into a bit of a coffee snob, balking at many low quality beans, grinders and machines. I drink my coffee black, so I suppose that I am able to …

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Philips Pasta Maker Product Review

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Pasta – yes noodles are often on the table at our house. We love spaghetti, fetuccini alfredo, lasagna, spicy pepper sausage pasta and so much more. Probably made a couple times a week at least, I have many bags of dry pasta on the pantry shelf downstairs. There is no question that there is a huge difference between dry and …

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iGrill2 Digital Thermometer Product Review


I have countless gadgets and accessories for my grill. Some of them are handy, while many are gimmicky and rarely get used. I only have a few accessories that I feel are essential for any grilling enthusiast. One of those is a digital thermometer. A good digital thermometer takes the guess work out of grilling steaks and large cuts of …

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