Heather MacMullin

Writer, Editor and Content Strategist

Location icon Canada

Experienced Food & Lifestyle Content Editor. Highly skilled in producing digital and cross-platform content. Strong background in website management. Well-versed on insights and analytics, including strategic content planning, search engine optimization and data-based content with efficient, long-term search returns.

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Chatelaine
05/30/2018
Swap Boring Romaine Lettuce For This Fresh & Fast Broccoli Salad

I'm placing a temporary ban on romaine lettuce in my kitchen. Not just because of the e-coli scares, but because it's BORING. There's simply no need to use it so often; there are plenty of affordable salad options on display in the produce aisle. Savage Salad's Five Minute Salad I love vegetables.

Chatelaine
05/10/2018
Recreate These Famous Italian Dishes With A Few Simple Ingredients

Unlike many of the cookbooks hitting shelves over the last year, this book doesn't have an "eat healthier" or "make it fast" gimmick, it's simply a recipe archive and origin story of a well-known café by the Thames in Hammersmith, London.

Chatelaine
03/15/2018
What Pre-Cut Produce Is The Biggest Time Saver And Actually Worth The Price?

Grocers know that every advantage counts when you have a limited amount of time to get dinner on the table, which is why we're seeing more and more pre-washed and pre-cut foods in the produce aisle - but these shortcuts don't come cheap. The question is: Which ones are worth it?

Chatelaine
03/05/2018
Halo Top, The Low-Cal Ice Cream Americans Are Obsessed With, Is Here - But How Does It Taste?

Dig out your ice cream scoop, because America's best-selling ice cream has landed. The cult brand is swooping into Canada on March 5, bringing 12 of its 25 coveted flavours to stores nationwide. Why all the hype? This frosty Instagram sensation promises less sugar, fewer calories and more protein than your usual pint while delivering the satisfaction of eating real ice cream.

Chatelaine
03/01/2018
How To Decrystallize Honey — And What You Can Do To Avoid Lumps

Products that keep well over long periods of time are the best friends of a well-stocked pantry, and honey is one of those golden favourites. Find it a cool, dry, dark space in the cupboard, and it will keep for months (longer, if unopened).

Chatelaine
02/09/2018
This Stunning But Easy (We Swear) Cake Will Blow People's Minds When You Slice It

This cake is The One. The instant I laid eyes on the Lemon and Blackcurrant Stripe Cake in Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh's latest cookbook, Sweet , I knew I had to try it. An ultra-impressive confection, it defies expectation by tasting even more delicious than it looks and being easier to make than you'd guess.

Chatelaine
01/30/2018
This Deceptive Little Veggie Is The Hidden Gem Of The Produce Aisle

This is the time of year I raid the local produce aisles in search of watermelon radish. Every time I wheel out a grocery cart, I keep my fingers crossed that this unicorn of a vegetable will be piled up in one of the produce bins. Why such zeal?

Chatelaine
01/09/2018
What Not To Cook In A Cast Iron Pan, Starting With Tomato Sauce

Even kitchen-ninjas like the cast-iron pan have their limitations. And, while cast-iron is nothing to be afraid of, there are a few don'ts (or shouldn'ts) when it comes to pan use. Better to learn the rules, so you know how to break them, right? Here are three important things to know: That means you, tomato sauce.

Chatelaine
12/01/2015
Jamie's Italian Restaurant Set To Open This Month In Toronto

The first Canadian location of Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain, Jamie's Italian, is just about to open its doors in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. (Cue the cheers of hungry holiday shoppers.) With over 40 international locations, the Toronto restaurant is the first North American outpost; nine more are planned to open in Canada over the next five years.