Category Archives: Food Talk

It’s time for corn on the cob

Many of us look forward to fresh Ontario corn on the cob. It’s sweet, crispy and oh so good with melted butter and a little salt and pepper. Unfortunately, we are also out of practise when it comes to cooking it – ending up overcooking and making it chewy. Here is a sure way to boil the perfect cob: Fill … <entire article…>

Good things do grow in Ontario

The best time for seasonal fresh produce. After a long winter, Ontario’s spring growing season starts to bear fruit – literally.  Welcome to the beginning of the best eating months of the year! Apples: August, September, October Apricots: July, August Asian Veggies: June, July, August, September, October Asparagus: June Beans: June, July, August, September, October Beets: July, August, September, October … <entire article…>

Fishing for a reason to eat fish

People either like fish or don’t. For those who like eating fish, eat more, but, if you are one of those people who hate fish, try and find a way to get some into your diet. Fish is packed with health benefits. Cooked from fresh or frozen, fish is a great source of protein and most fish provides iodine, important … <entire article…>

Eat your flowers or you don’t get any chocolate

Don’t just admire that bouquet – eat it! Flowers have been eaten since ancient times. They have medicinal as well as nutritional values because many blossoms contain vitamin C and/or vitamin A. Some common flowers that are edible include carnation, dandelion, lilac, milkweed, nasturium, pansy, rose, sunflower and violet. You may not know that broccoli, cauliflower, and artichokes are also … <entire article…>

The Magic of Soup

On a crisp day, there’s nothing more magical than our favourite “comfort food”, soup! You can turn leftovers into a great tasting, nutritious soup. Hot soup makes you feel better when you are “under the weather”. Soup is part of the recommended 8 cups of water per day. Having a bowl of soup before a meal boosts your appetite and … <entire article…>

Strawberry Soup – Fast and easy to prepare!

Ingredients 6 cups (1.5 L) just-picked strawberries, cleaned and sliced 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt 1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream ¼ cup (60 mL) sugar 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract Light version: use 1% plain yogurt and substitute whole milk for cream. Preparation Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender, process until smooth. Chill for one … <entire article…>