Category Archives: Food Talk

Tickling Taste Buds with Summer Favourites

Do you know why many Canadians consider summer their favourite season? The answer lies on the tip of your taste buds. It’s because of the food! Summer barbeques and other staples like ice-cream and burgers are great to enjoy, but summer also offers a large variety of seasonal produce. If you enjoy fresh foods and cooking superb meals, then summer … <entire article…>

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Every season has elements that make it unique. The fall brings us the beautiful colours when trees change their leaves. Winter brings ice skating and hot cocoa. While spring brings budding flowers and renewal. The hottest season of the year is unique too. Summer brings us flip flops, beach days and long walks in the park. But it also brings … <entire article…>

Treat Your Tastebuds This Winter

The winter is the perfect time to treat your taste buds. There are a variety of seasonal foods to enjoy. The winter is also the best time to expand your palate by trying new foods.  Winter Jams and Marmalade – Winter jams and marmalades are both tasty and fun to make. Most people purchase their jams and marmalade from the grocery … <entire article…>

Super Seeds for Super Health

Everyone is talking about the health benefits of eating seeds. In general, all seeds are a good source of plant-based omega-3s, minerals like magnesium and zinc, and as cell-protective antioxidants. Similar to nuts, seeds are also a great food for managing weight. They help with glucose control, which give you blood sugar peaks and crashes that make you feel tired … <entire article…>

Pumpkin Seeds At the Top Of The World!

Pumpkin seeds have been called one of the “world’s healthiest foods”. This is not just a flattering description. The World Health Organization rates foods for their nutritional benefits and pumpkin seeds score excellent on the food rating system.   Pumpkin seeds are edible, flat, oval-shaped green seeds inside a white shell. When removed from the flesh of a pumpkin, they … <entire article…>

Our Love Affair with BBQ

Canadians LOVE barbequing.  We imagine a perfect summer day ending with a barbeque in the backyard, an outdoor BBQ spot, or cottage. Having a BBQ isn’t just a way to cook—it’s an event itself. Kids beg their parents, “Can we have a BBQ tonight?” and friends issue casual invitations to each other to “Come over for a BBQ”.  The great … <entire article…>

Life Can be a Bowl of Cherries

There’s nothing quite so special as a beautiful bowl of summer-ripe cherries. Cherries are in a league of their own when it comes to fruit. We associate them with all the grandest of desserts, like Cherries Jubilee or Cherry Cheesecake. Cherries adorn our favourite treats, like an ice cream sundae or Black Forest cake, and can be made into the … <entire article…>

Cauliflower: Today’s Most Fashionable Vegetable

Cauliflower, once a lowly, plain vegetable sometimes boiled or used as a crudité with dip is now the “darling” of food lovers. It is especially suited to vegan cooking because of the versatile way in which it can be transformed into a wide variety of delicious non-meat choices.  Originally grown in the Isle of Cyprus, cauliflower has been cultivated in … <entire article…>

Hearty Meals for a Hearty Winter

There’s a reason why food in northern climates includes a lot of stews and roasted meals. The heat from cooking used to be a major factor in keeping a house warm and cozy, and at a time of year when you couldn’t get fresh vegetables, you could still enjoy delicious and nutritious meals. Besides, the aroma from a stew cooking … <entire article…>