Category Archives: Food Talk

‘Tis the Season for Yummy Cookies

It’s no wonder why Santa Claus loves cookies. They are the perfect snack to have during the holidays. They are tasty and can be made the way you like. You can cuddle up by the fireplace and dunk them in milk or even hot cocoa. Baking cookies is also an easy-to-do activity to do with your family during the holiday … <entire article…>

It’s Squash Season!

Squash is a staple for autumn and the harvest season. These vine delicacies come in the most unique shapes and have a variety of warm colours that are a perfect reflection of the season. Squash and pumpkins are hardy, adaptable, and healthy food choices. You can use them in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert options. The possibilities are endless. … <entire article…>

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…>