Seasonal Foods & Recipes

Capture the Autumn Harvest: Fermenting, Freezing, and Dehydrating

October 1, 2009

As our local markets bulge with the fall harvest, I feel a sense of urgency to capture all the amazing variety and freshness that local...

The Big Taste of Bay: Add Pungent Kick to Your Autumn Dishes

September 1, 2009

With its sweet, slightly pungent balsamic aroma and spikes of nutmeg and camphor, the beauty of cooking with bay is that it releases its flavour...

Healthy Summer Gourmet: Stalking Ontario’s Local and Seasonal Cuisines

June 1, 2009

There are few things as exciting to a foodie as the start of the outdoor farmers’ market season. It’s the promise of warm weather, tasty...

Flowing into Fall With Nourishing Foods for the Season

October 1, 2008

Now that summer is behind us, we begin to switch seasons into fall. As the leaves begin to change, we pull out our fall wardrobe...

Bean Cuisine for Hearty Winter Dining

November 1, 2007

Remember as kids what a blast we had singing those lively old ditties about beans being a musical fruit and how they were good for...

Preserve the Fall Harvest: Dried Fruits and Vegetables Make for Tasty Winter Meals

October 1, 2007

Whether you grow your own fruits and vegetables or buy produce at the supermarket or roadside stands in high season, drying is an ideal way...

Freshen Up Your Summer Menu with Berries

July 1, 2007

I heard a news report recently stating that the main concern of Canadians at this time is to maintain good health. Proper nutrition is certainly...

Spring, Fresh Greens and Sprouts: ’tis the Season to Go Raw!

May 1, 2007

One of the most popular directions in the nutrition world lately has been the raw food movement, with many dynamic proponents  purporting its benefits throughout...

Sexy Asparagus: The Quintessential Spring Green

April 1, 2007

“Velocium quam asparagi coquantur.” – Roman emperor Augustus, calling for a swift end: “Let it be done quicker than you would cook asparagus.” The quintessential...