Issue: August/September 2018
- Summer Delights – Take Them With You
- Travel Fashion
- What We Learn in School Teaches Us How to Live our Lives!
- Watermelon: Not Just Any Other Fruit!
- Falling into Fall Harvest
- Tiny Village with Big Heart – Keep an Open “Travel” Mind
- What does Father Really Want for Father’s Day?
- Swim Suits for Every Body Shape
- Be Kind To Our Pollinators
- Your Own Garden Patch: Less than 100 Miles!
Category Archives: Food Talk
Peppers, sweet and hot, were first cultivated in Central and South America over 2,000 years ago. They were introduced to Europe when Christopher Columbus brought them back with him to Spain after his first voyage to the New World in 1492. Most believe that Columbus named the plant, calling it “pimentito” or “pepper”, out of a mistaken belief that he … <entire article…>
They’ve been called the “next generation of sushi”. Poké bowls are the latest food trend sweeping North America. Pronounced poh-keh, a poké bowl is typically chunks of raw, marinated fish – usually tuna – tossed over warm rice and topped with vegetables and Asian sauces. The word “poke” means to slice or cut. The idea is that a poké bowl … <entire article…>
What’s brilliant dark green, comes in a beautiful shape, and is chock-full of nutrients? It’s the Canadian fiddlehead from the Ostrich fern. Fiddleheads are the curled, edible shoots before they unfurl. They get their name from their shape – a fiddle head! Loaded with vitamin A and C, and high in potassium, these seasonal delicacies are a nutritional powerhouse, rich … <entire article…>
There are literally trillions of good bacteria called probiotics that live in our gut and keep our “tummies” happy. Research continues to emerge on just how important these mighty microbes might be for our health. But it seems that these little “workers” help improve digestion, boost immunity and – according to some preliminary studies – may even help us stay … <entire article…>
We all know that we should be eating more fish, but many people still wonder if they are cooking fish the best way. This is particularly important if you have young children. Make their first “fish eating” experiences good ones, so they beg you for more. So, so good for you…. Think about it. Fish is almost all protein, no … <entire article…>
During the fall there’s nothing quite like biting into a fresh, crisp Ontario apple! You can even visit an orchard and pick your own. (see our feature on Pumpkin Picking!) Apple trees produce thousands of varieties of apples and grow in almost every corner of the globe from Japan to Madagascar to South Africa, New Zealand, Russia, China, England, France … <entire article…>
When you taste those wonderful fresh, flavourful fruits in the summer, many of us ask, “How can I have this all year round?” This is the reason why jam making has become so popular once again. At one time, it was how pioneers in this country preserved some of summer’s bounty, knowing they couldn’t just go to the grocery store … <entire article…>
The buttertart is quintessentially Canadian. For well over a hundred years, it has been associated with Canadian cooks. The earliest printed recipes go back to the 1900s, but we know that this traditional dessert was made much earlier by settlers, both English and French (in French it is known as tarte au sucre or treacle tart). Most food historians figure … <entire article…>
The simple, inexpensive, unassuming egg is a powerhouse of nutrition, and possibly, one of the easiest foods to prepare. Even those who don’t cook can master the fried egg, and when you need the ultimate comfort food, a boiled egg with toast is just about perfect. Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious foods. They are an excellent source of … <entire article…>