Celebrate Father’s Day with KitchenAid

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Father’s day is all about making your Dad feel special and appreciated. What better way to show him this then through his stomach.On saturday June 18th in our Live KitchenAid Kitchen we’ll show you how to make that perfect grilled cheese using an induction cooktop and how to create bubbly root beer using the Sparkling Beverage Maker. Let’s celebrate our Father’s together at TA Appliances & Barbecues!

Saturday June 18th – 11:00am – 2:00pm

TA Appliances & Barbecues, 932 Victoria St N. Ktichener

– Live cooking demo

– Learn about Induction cooking and the Torrent blender

– Recipes: Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Bubbly Rootbeer

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Welcome to the new GE Monogram Design Center


Following success in New York and Chicago, GE Monogram recently opened its first design centre in Canada. The upscale appliance showroom – a Hariri Pontarini Architects space inspired by the love of cooking – has professional appliances in contemporary and transitional kitchen and home settings.

The custom Design Centre and cooking studio will be a place where discerning homeowners and trade professionals can visit to be inspired, as well as to interact with Monogram’s line of luxury appliances. The freestanding two-storey space features 4,000 square feet of spacious showroom on the main floor and a 2,500 square-foot cooking school on its upper floor.

The Monogram Design Centre is accessible to TA Appliance customers as an extension of our showrooms where consumers can explore the Monogram brand experience and see a wider product offering. For more information, contact your nearest store today.

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Holiday Wine Guide – Get the Most Out of Your Wines this Holiday Season

Holiday Wine Guide – Get the Most Out of Your Wines this Holiday Season
Written by ULine contributor, Dave Barna


With the holiday season just around the corner, the time is appropriate to review and refresh our basic wine knowledge for common wine/food pairings and tastings. As many will agree, a well-chosen bottle of wine matched with a festive occasion is often an unbeatable combination. Whether you decide to share an inexpensive bottle of California Sauvignon Blanc or an expensive French Leflaive Puligny Montrachet, the occasion can only be heightened by the addition of an ideal wine selection. Selecting this “perfect wine”, as we all know is often a difficult and awkward task. Many feel intimidated by the topic in general and avoid asking the necessary questions to insure a suitable wine/food or tasting experience. Here are some very basic guidelines to remember when perusing your local wine merchant for holiday wines.

Tips for enjoying the perfect holiday wines:
• Delicate dishes should be accompanied by lighter, more delicate wines.
• Full flavored foods should be matched with fuller bodied wines.
• When offering more than one wine, you should aim to ascend in flavor and the quality of the wines served.
• Dry wines should be served before sweet wines (Sweet wines served first will cause the dry wine to taste more acidic).
• White wines before red wines.
• Light bodied before full bodied wines (Appreciating a fragile Pinot Noir after a robust Cabernet could prove difficult).
• Young before old wines (Any step back in quality will be noticed. If an old fine wine were to be tasted prior to a lesser wine, many of the fine wines subtle qualities may be missed).
• Fortified wines like Ports, Sherries and Madeira’s generally should be served last as they tend to diminish both the sense of smell and palate.

If offering an assortment of wines to your guests or having a wine tasting party, the sequence of when the wines are tasted is also important. Here are some of the common varietals in the order that they would be best experienced.

1. Riesling
2. Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris)
3. Sauvignon Blanc
4. Chardonnay
5. Pinot Noir
6. Sangiovese
7. Zinfandel (Red)
8. Merlot
9. Shiraz (Syrah)
10.Cabernet Sauvignon
11.Fortified/Desert Wines

Although following these guidelines should provide for a more enjoyable wine experience, remember that there is no absolute right or wrong wine for your holiday occasion. Experiment, discover, but most of all enjoy the wines you’ve selected and the renewed friendships that come with the holiday season.

Are You Using Too Much Laundry Detergent?

stm511e9e5f163dd20130215Have you ever looked at the cap of your laundry detergent to see where the line is? Do you just pour your detergent in without even measuring it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s quite a common mistake to make, but do you know what the repercussions can be? 

High-efficiency washers use less water, which means that they require less detergent to do their jobs. Many of us are used to our own laundry routines and don’t realize that the amount of detergent needs to be adjusted. If you ever noticed you still have soap in the washer when it’s finished, or that your clothing have a little residue left over – you definitely need to take note! 

According to Consumer Reports, detergent build-up can lead to mold, odors, and bacteria in the machine, which is exactly what you don’t want. Too much soap can clog filters and ports, causing the machine to break down eventually. Plus, some detergents cost 65 cents per load; using too much adds up.

So, while you think you’re doing your clothes a favour by adding a little extra detergent, you could be doing major damage to your washing machine and your clothes. 

Tell us, do think you use too much detergent? Do you measure or just pour it in the machine?

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15 Amazing Facts About Water

This week’s blog is courtesy of our friends at AquaMaster:

Despite needing water to survive, it tends to be overlooked by most people. There are so many amazing things about water that you might not know. For example, did you know that if all of the world’s water were to fit in a one gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to drink would be equal to only one tablespoon? Here are 15 more water facts we’ve compiled that we think you’ll find interesting:

  1. There are two kinds of water: salt water and fresh water. Salt water contains—you guessed it—large quantities of salt, while fresh water has a dissolved salt concentration78653784_33b8e79f4375af61dd420d90b895b120 of less than 1%. Only fresh water can be used as drinking water.
  2. Americans use five times the amount of water that Europeans use.
  3. A small drip from a faucet can waste as much as 75 litres of water a day.
  4. Frozen water is 9% lighter than water, which explains why ice floats.
  5. Water is the only substance on earth that is found naturally in three forms: liquid, solid and gas.
  6. A trillion tons of water is evaporated every day by the sun!
  7. If you ever catch a fever, be sure to drink lots of water—it regulates your body temperature.
  8. In Canada, there is more water underground than on the surface.
  9. Most of the water found on the earth’s surface is permanently frozen or salty.
  10. Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
  11. More than 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
  12. The earth is a closed system that rarely loses or gains extra matter. Essentially, this means that the same water that existed on earth millions of years ago is still present today.
  13. Pure water has no smell and no taste. It also has a pH level of around 7.
  14. Canada is home to 25% of the world’s wetlands. In fact, it’s the largest wetland area in the world.
  15. Our bodies are 60-70% water; our brains are 75% water; our lungs are nearly 90% water; and our blood is about 82% water.


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