Issue: Dec/Jan 2019/20
- Holiday Greetings...
- O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
- Everyone Has One, What’s Your Story?
- Winter Protecting Your Home
- Glamming Up Without Breaking the Bank!
- Seeing Beyond the Dollars
- Holiday Gift Guide @ Local Shops
- 2020 Awards Season & Sports Galore Schedule
- Your Essential Home Kit for the Winter
- Sampling The World In Toronto
Category Archives: Food Talk
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 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…>
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…>
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, 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…>
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…>
Holiday traditions run deep in families. We love to celebrate the way our grandparents and parents celebrated, which means preparing food that we associate with a particular holiday. With so many different traditions in Toronto, it’s easy to add something new to festive time together with family and friends. All you have to do is ask an older relative to … <entire article…>
Say the word autumn, and many of us immediately think of crisp cool days when we can enjoy a cup or bowl of hot soup! Autumn is the perfect season for soup, and not just because of the weather. During harvest time – August through October – there are countless vegetable varieties to choose from for the healthiest and tastiest soups! … <entire article…>
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…>