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Bring Ontario home for Thanksgiving

October 8, 2014

There is no better time than Thanksgiving to make your food purchases local. Markets are overflowing with the recent harvest – apples, pears, plums, onions, carrots, beets, squashes, potatoes, pumpkins, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers – we are blessed with abundance. Certainly the kaleidoscope of colours from the various crops are testimony to the riches from […]

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Fall for the perfect preserves

It’s September. The late summer heat brought out the crickets and their distinctive “chirp” fills the day, building a background orchestra for the kitchen sounds. For today is the day to make fruit relish. Sparkling bottles are already lined up on the counter upside down on immaculate tea towels ready to be heated then filled […]

Inspiration for the lunch box

Summertime offered me an opportunity to try a variety of salads bursting with colourful fruits and vegetables, all plentiful in September. These salads were an inspiration for future lunches come fall. Here, then, is a sample of some of my favourite summer dishes, which let me imagine I am still on holiday during those first […]

Enjoy the taste of local all summer

Enjoy the great outdoors with these recipes from Foodland Ontario starring our own local ingredients at their best! Planked Brie with Blueberry Chutney Serve this barbecued Brie either as an appetizer or dessert. The taste combination is irresistible! Be sure to soak the cedar plank at least two hours before using on the barbecue. Tip: […]


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