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With the arrival of summer, many Canadians are embracing fresh, seasonal, local foods, but for families with picky eaters, it can be difficult to break away from routine shops. I've talked to a lot of families who find themselves stuck in these doldrums and are craving a change, but struggle to introduce new foods into their repertoire.
Grapefruit is low in calories (50 calories per half) and it is low on the glycemic index. Rumoured to be the accidental but delicious hybrid of an orange and a pomelo, the grapefruit is an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamin C and A that help strengthen the immune system and fight free radical damage.
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There is nothing better than fresh picked ingredients and there is nothing quite as special as the first wild foods that make themselves known after the snow has melted. And so, as its become an annual affair here -- this is my yearly wild leek love letter.
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It's time to put away the sweet potatoes, clementines and turnips, because spring is sprung and with it comes a whole new selection of produce. From berries you typically associate with summer to vegg...
May is officially here, so if you're ready to change up your palate and get messy in the kitchen, it's the perfect time to head to your local fruit and vegetable market. As seasons change, so does th...
As the season rapidly changes, we have to say farewell to both warm days and the beloved seasonal fruits that go along with them. Goodbye, juicy watermelon. So long, luscious strawberries. But chin up fruit lovers, there's a new star in town! Pears! The deliciously fresh and lightly sweet quality of pears can be enjoyed in countless recipes and served in the comfort of your own home this fall season.
When the Second World War broke out, I was a young child living in London, England. My older sister and I were lucky to be offered shelter in a little old farm house for the duration of the war. I often looked back to these years on the Andrews' farm with fondness and gratitude -- especially because that's where I gained my deep appreciation for fresh, healthy food.