A big part of the job of captioning and transcribing is watching television shows, movies, and other digital media very closely. Sometimes over and over again. This attention to content pays off in unexpected ways.1. We can recognize a bargain.I learned that to make...

Thank you to Leslie Foster for this month's recipe. She based her Fudgy Flourless Cookies on this recipe.And now, over to Leslie...

You’ve heard the terms below used time and again in medical dramas. They trip off actors' tongues like they know what they’re talking about...

Last month, we looked at what it’s like to be an employee working remotely. This month, we’re going to look at having remote staff from the employers’ perspective. Not surprisingly, things look different from the other side of the fence!The happy news is that, regardless...

Based on a recipe from Butter Baking. For those of you going through a little sugar withdrawal after the holidays, here’s a very easy-to-make sweet treat.Ingredients½ c butter 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 6 tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup milk 6 tbsp Nutella 2 tbsp almond butter (or any...

Ingredients 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds 4 c water + water to soak almonds 1 tsp vanilla pinch salt 2-3 medjool dates or good quality sweetener (optional) 1/4 t cinnamon (optional)Directions Soak almonds (ideally overnight) in a bowl of water large enough to generously cover the almonds.In the morning, discard the soak...

If you caption enough cooking shows, you’ll pick up commonly used terms and become aware early on of the emerging buzzwords. Below are a few of our favourites. beurre noisette Browned butter used for cooking. anti-griddle A kitchen appliance that instantly freezes (or semi-freezes) food. beurre blanc A hot butter sauce...

Want a cool, refreshing drink to enjoy on a late summer afternoon? We heartily suggest a Blueberry/Basil Gin & Tonic. Pairs perfectly with flip flops and a garden view. Ingredients fresh blueberries fresh basil gin ice cubes tonic or soda Directions (makes 2) In a martini shaker, muddle a decent 1/4...

This delicious, tangy sauce is wonderful over fresh fruit, sponge cake or ice cream (or all three!). (Taken from The Joy of Cooking, 1997 edition.) Ingredients 3 eggs 1/3 c sugar zest of 1 lemon ½ c fresh lemon juice 6 T butter ¼ t vanilla Directions In a medium sauce pan, whisk together...