White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Makes about 24 bars.

Ingredients:raspberry cheesecake

1 ½ c. chocolate cookie crumbs
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
8 oz. white chocolate, chopped
1 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
¾ c. sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
¾ c. seedless raspberry jam
½ c. chopped bittersweet chocolate


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9” X 9” baking pan with cooking spray.
Combine the chocolate cookie crumbs and the melted butter; mix well. Pat the crumb mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside.

Melt the white chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of barely simmering water. Stir until smooth; remove from the heat.

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until really smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined and smooth.

Add the eggs, beating well after each addition.

Beat in the melted white chocolate; mix until batter is smooth.

Pour the batter over the crust. Bake until set, about 20 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes.

Place the jam in a bowl over barely simmering water. Heat until the jam is just melted.

Spoon the jam over the warm cheesecake bars. Spread evenly. Chill for at least 5 hours.

Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a bowl set over barley simmering water. Drizzle it over the bars in a zigzag pattern. It is not meant to cover the jam completely.

Chill the bars until the chocolate sets—at least 30 minutes.

Use a damp knife to cut into bars—make them small—this is a rich dessert.
Serve at room temperature.

Fully Integrated & Built-In Jenn-Air Appliances

Fully integrated or built-in? That is the question.

The difference between the two is that fully integrated appliances are completely concealed (no toes, grill, trim or vents visible) behind cabinetry and made to look like they are not there. Built-in appliances are built within the cabinetry and are visible. Certain built-in appliances allow for panelling, but there would be a stainless border around the appliance that is visible, thus making it not fully integrated.

Jenn-Air® offers a wide range of both fully integrated and built in appliances that are perfect for any kitchen design requirements.

The new luxury Jenn-Air Built-In Coffee System (JBC7624BS) is perfect for any household. Easy to use and clean, full touch screen and a large variety of coffee options. You’ll become a seasoned barista instantly. Not to mention, the sleek design can be built into almost any kitchen design.

This Jenn-Air Built-In French Door Refrigerator (JF42SSFXDA) offers a sleekly seamless look, along with wide interior space, an easy-to-install design and an optimal environment for keeping food exquisitely fresh. Jenn-Air built-in refrigerators are also available in various widths (36” to 48”), as a single door with bottom freezer, with or without water dispenser or as side-by-side doors.


This Jenn-Air Built-In Microwave Oven with Speed-Cook (JMC2430WS) features the comprehensive Speed-Cook system, which combines the speed of microwave cooking with the exceptional heat of convection cooking and broiling. Its stylish 4.3-inch full-color LCD display guides you through the different modes and functions

Jenn-Air Microwave Oven with Speed Cook

This Jenn-Air Combination Oven with V2 Vertical Dual-Fan Convection (JMW3430WS) all oven combines a microwave and oven for exceptional versatility and power. The oven features superbly consistent V2 Vertical Dual-Fan convection heat from multiple sources within the oven, which ensures beautifully even results. It also features a full-color menu-driven LCD display.

Jenn-Air Combination Oven with V2 Vertical Dual-Fan Convection

Designed to install flush with 25-inch cabinets, the Jenn-Air Fully Integrated Built-In French Door Refrigerator with Panel Kit (JPK42FNXWSS) achieves a truly seamless appearance with concealed hinges and trim pieces to blend with existing cabinetry. The Jenn-Air fully integrated refrigerators are also available in various widths (36” to 48”), as a single door with bottom freezer, with or without water dispenser or as side-by-side doors.


This distinctive integrated Jenn-Air Under Counter Wine Cellar (JUW24FRACX), ready for your custom panel, safeguards your favorite vintages and keeps them stylishly close at hand. It features dual temperature zones for red and white wines, and six pull-out, beechwood racks that store up to 46 bottles.

Jenn-Air Wine

Some of these appliances are available in different sizes and with varying features. Jenn-Air is known for their sophisticated design, innovative technology and exceptional. Visit us at 1111 Weston Rd. to see any of these appliances or any of the other outstanding appliances Jenn-Air has to offer.

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The New Line-Up of 24-inch Appliances by Jenn-Air

If you are looking to design an new kitchen where space is scarce, consider the newest line up of 24” appliances by Jenn-Air. 24” appliances are gaining popularity, as they are ideal for lofts, condominiums, apartments or even yachts, especially in large metropolitan areas like Toronto. Most appliances range from 30” to 40” which cuts into valuable storage space, counter space or general space in the kitchen. Jenn-Air offers a wide range of 24” appliances for these smaller residences to maximize space without sacrificing performance.

The Jenn-Air 24-inch Steam and Convection Wall Oven (JBS7524BS) is perfect for compact living space. This oven offers glass-touch controls with an LCD screen, nine cooking modes that combine convection baking and steam, complete with a stainless steel interior and exterior. Its sleek design is not outmatched by its power.

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Thai Style Chicken & Coconut Soup Recipe

Adapted from Chef David Hawksworth. I put my own spin on this delicious soup from the Vancouver chef. Preparing the broth the day before is ideal so that the flavours can really develop.

Ingredients:Thai Chicken

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 ½ cups sliced button mushrooms
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 thumb size piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
3 stalks lemongrass, thinly sliced
6 cups chicken stock
4 cups light coconut milk
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced in thin rounds, seeds include
peel of 2 limes
3 tbsp. brown sugar
½ bunch cilantro, with roots, cleaned well

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Jenn-Air 36” Accolade™ Downdraft Ventilation System (JXD7836BS)

Jenn-Air is known for their sophisticated design, innovative technology and exceptional performance. Jenn-Air’s innovativeness is derived from their roots, from creating the first downdraft cooktop in 1961 to today where they have created the first self-ventilated downdraft range, the Jenn-Air Accolade™ Downdraft Ventilation System.


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Ask A Miele Chef: Knives 101

This week we sat down with Chef Brenda to ask her some basics about knives.Henckel Knife Set

Q: How do you pick the most appropriate knife to use?

A: “It depends on what you’re cooking.”

Carving Knife – used to slice thin cuts of meat

Chef’s Knife – used for most preparation work; slicing, chopping, dicing, mincing, etc.

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Valentine’s Day Brownie Bites Recipe


Go ahead, have another.

Makes approximately 48 brownie bites


½ c.+ 2 tbsp. unsalted butter1 c. sugar
¾ c. unsweetened cocoa
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ c. all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 325°F. Coat a 2 – 4 heart shaped mini muffin pans* with cooking spray.

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Broccoli & Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

Fresh and colourful broccoli and cabbage stir fry. Serves 4 – 6 as a side dish.

broccoli and cabbage stir fry


1 head broccoli, trimmed, cut into florets
1 red pepper, julienne
1/4 red cabbage, sliced
1 tbsp fresh chopped ginger and garlic
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
Ground pepper to taste


Clean and cut vegetables. Steam broccoli in your Miele steam oven for 2 minutes. Refresh under cold water and drain.

Heat a wok over medium high. Add some canola oil and add cabbage. Stir fry for a minute and add red pepper. Continue to cook 1-2 minutes. Add in broccoli and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in ginger and cook until ginger is fragrant. Stir in hoisin. Season with pepper and serve immediately.

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Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe

pots de creme

Serves 6


1 ½ cups half and half cream
1 tsp instant coffee
1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup whipping cream
1 tbsp Kahlua
1 tbsp sugar
Cocoa for garnish


Butter or spray 6 small ramekins.

Place half and half, instant coffee, sugar, and chocolate in a bowl over steaming water (double boiler). Stir until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla until eggs are light and fluffy.

Add a small amount of the chocolate into the egg mixture to temper the mix. Slowly whisk in the remaining chocolate. Strain through a fine sieve into a large measuring cup. Pour into prepared ramekins. Place ramekins into a solid bottomed steaming tray and cover the tops loosely with parchment sheet

Place into steam oven and using custom setting, set for 11-12 minutes. Custards should be barely set in the middle. Remove immediately from tray and let cool before chilling for at least 2 hours. OR if you can’t wait for the chill, eat them warm!

Whip cream with the Kahlua and sugar.

Spoon whipped cream over custard and sprinkle with a bit of cocoa. Serve pots de crème either warm or chilled.

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Recap of the Interior Design Show 2014

Interior Design Show 2014

This year’s Interior Design Show 2014 was a great show in the world of appliances. There were a number of incredible displays and some inspiring speakers.

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