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Inspo [Broccoli Fritti]

Fall colours are one thing. But what really inspires me about the season are its  vegetables. Sturdy greens like cabbage and broccoli seem to pique my imagination — for cooking and for whimsy. Winter vegetables are mounded with straw to keep them cozy in zero-ish temperatures while they sweeten. Isn’t that a nice thing to … Continue reading

AC [Muhammara]

AC [Muhammara]

There’s something different in my new house. Something that clatters the blinds and sends chills down my spine. Air conditioning is synonymous with bliss in the heavy humidity of Toronto summer. With at least two more months of 30 degree temperatures ahead of us, I’m confident that my beauty sleep and ability to sit on our … Continue reading

Farm and Food Care Spring 2013 Media Tour [Chilled Cucumber-Watercress Soup]

Farm and Food Care Spring 2013 Media Tour [Chilled Cucumber-Watercress Soup]

“Even more than bananas?!” Ok, English cucumber sales are second only to bananas in Walmart’s fruit and vegetable department, admitted farmer Jan VanderHout. Their popularity is growing at a fever pitch. This spells opportunity for Ontario farmers, he said. VanderHout is co-owner of Beverly Greenhouses, a farm specializing in seedless English cucumbers. I visited his … Continue reading