Category Archives: Food Talk

Make Your Leftovers Delicious Again

Leftover ends from that head of broccoli? Stale bread that no one wants for a sandwich? A bit of rice here, some soggy carrots there. What do you do with these bits and pieces of food? It is too easy just to throw it out, or put it in the green bin. Much of the food we throw away each … <entire article…>

Holiday Punch

If you’re looking for an easy beverage that provides guests a refreshing treat plus adds to your holiday décor, consider a large bowl of festive holiday punch. Punch also offers a great non-alcoholic choice (with vodka or gin as an option to add into individual servings). From simple to fancy, here are 4 recipes. Remember to keep ingredients cold, and instead … <entire article…>

Gathering in the Season’s Bounty

Harvest has traditionally always been a time where we gather in what has grown over the season, and in many instances, preserve it for the months ahead. Although these days we can buy vegetables and fruits 12 months of a year, there’s nothing better than produce fresh and in season. Canning and preserving is an important part of preserving the … <entire article…>

Corn on the Cob – Nature’s Candy

In Ontario, nothing says summer like corn on the cob. Many of us have even watched it grow throughout the season, first the bright green fields in spring, then the first leaves, and finally, tall waving stalks of corn! Originally, only grown as grain or used for cattle feed, over a hundred years ago, a variety of sweet corn became  … <entire article…>

“Put a Peach on the Barbie” – Grilling Fruit

While most of us associate the grill with meat, fish and veggies, grilling fruit has been very popular in the Caribbean and Central and South American countries. But the heat of the grill caramelizes the sugars in fruit, making it especially tasty. Have the base of the sundae and the toppings ready – there’s nothing better than hot grilled fruit … <entire article…>

Fresh Start to your BBQ Season!

The warmer weather, more daylight, holiday weekends – it’s the time many of us think of the BBQ meals on a back deck or patio. What better way to kick back on weekends, or entertain friends and family! So get out the BBQ, give it a spring clean, and get ready with a perennial BBQ favourite – the burger! 5 … <entire article…>

Comfy, Shepherd’s Pie

An old favourite from the United Kingdom is cottage or shepherd’s pie. It’s a tasty ground meat dish topped with mashed potatoes that most of us remember from our school days. Shepherd’s pie should actually be made with ground lamb; “cottage pie” is what the dish is called when it is made with beef. But these days, most people just … <entire article…>

Fast Food Prep for the Holidays

It’s after 6 PM and you’ve just walked into the house, perhaps tired from shopping or taking the kids on a family excursion. Or you realize that tomorrow night you’ve got company but haven’t turned your mind to what to prepare. Don’t let the busyness of the season get in the way of good and healthy food. Stock some basic … <entire article…>

Finding Your Roots

Autumn is the time to find your roots, vegetables that is. Although, root vegetables don’t share a “glamorous” reputation like exotic greens and so many beautiful looking fruits, once you cut into them, you’ll find their beauty within. The fact that they’ve spent most of their growing time under ground means they’re loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. When prepared … <entire article…>