Fruits, Vegetables and other Produce

  • winter citrus salad

Winter Citrus Salad

By |January 26th, 2021|0 Comments

January is National Citrus Month and the abundance and variety of oranges, grapefruits and citrus in the grocery stores always excites us. We love browsing the produce section in the market, looking for new [...]

  • Brunede Kartofler

Brunede Kartofler

By |December 12th, 2020|2 Comments

We’ve turned the 12 days into the 12 tastes of Christmas as we visit tables all over the world during the holidays. From KFC in Japan to injera in Ethiopia join us on a [...]

  • hys little gem wedge salad

Hy’s Little Gem Wedge Salad

By |October 16th, 2020|1 Comment

Little Gem lettuce is a small lettuce that is a cross between romaine and butter lettuce offering both a crisp and sweet bite. It pairs nicely with the blue cheese, cooked bacon and buttermilk [...]

  • all about plums

Plums and pluots and apriums, oh my!

By |September 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

By Ellen Kelly Plums, as well as pluots and apriums, are part of the same stone fruit family as almonds, cherries, peaches and apricots. Botanically they are called drupes; simply put, fleshy fruit surrounding [...]

  • tomato galette

Tomato Galette

By |September 16th, 2020|2 Comments

Photos and story by Julie Van Rosendaal Harvest season is pie season, with so much produce at its peak at the same time, affordable and abundant, begging to be piled into pastry. And while [...]

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By |July 19th, 2020|0 Comments

By Ellen Kelly The eggplant, or aubergine, was once thought to be poisonous. This striking fruit (more specifically, and botanically, a berry) was initially greeted with much apprehension. I guess [...]

  • Cauliflower Hummus

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

By |July 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Roasted cauliflower hummus is the perfect blend of sophisticated taste and guilt-free snackage. Substituting roasted cauliflower for the traditional chickpeas makes it a low-carb option and adds a depth of [...]

  • Rhubarb Charlotte

Rhubarb Charlotte

By |June 16th, 2020|2 Comments

For spring and summer ­— from warm cobblers to layered trifles, gelled panna cottas and syllabubs, there’s something satisfying about a pudding beyond the kind that comes out of a [...]

  • Stone Fruit Flummery

Stone Fruit Flummery

By |June 10th, 2020|2 Comments

Photos and story by Julie Van Rosendaal For spring and summer ­— from warm cobblers to layered trifles, gelled panna cottas and syllabubs, there’s something satisfying about a pudding beyond [...]

  • Onion Tart

Onion Tart

By |June 5th, 2020|0 Comments

More often than not I’m cooking what I have on hand rather than going on a special shopping trip for ingredients. This is why onions, carrots, potatoes, squash, cabbage and [...]


By |May 29th, 2020|0 Comments

It may be jumping the gun a bit, but right now I say we need some of the inimitable magic that only comes from a raspberry. Here on the prairies, [...]

  • Hummus by Chef Liana Robberecht

Best Hummus Ever

By |March 26th, 2020|0 Comments

By Chef Liana Robberecht Hummus is a dip or spread, made from dried or canned chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and other flavours. A popular Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dish, hummus is [...]

  • Spring's Asparagus

Spring’s Asparagus

By |March 13th, 2020|0 Comments

WHAT'S FRESH THIS SEASON | FRESH MARKET By now, I’m sure we’re all a little frantic for anything local, preferably fresh and green. Spring officially starts on March 21 (a cruel joke, if [...]

  • berry grunt

Berry Grunt

By |February 18th, 2020|1 Comment

Dumplings, in their many forms, have helped feed communities around the world affordably for almost as long as people have been eating. Created as a filling, economical means of using up all kinds of [...]

  • citrus

Simply Citrus

By |February 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Sadly, fresh and local gets a little thin on the ground this time of year. Luckily, we are saved by imported sunshine in the clever guise of seasonal citrus, most [...]

  • parsnip and pear soup

Parsnip and Pear Soup

By |November 15th, 2019|1 Comment

Just because parsnips are related to carrots doesn’t mean they can go in the kids’ lunches or on a crudité platter. It’s only after they have been thoroughly cooked that the parsnip’s true character [...]

  • poached pears

Poached Pears

By |November 15th, 2019|2 Comments

Despite seeing pears since late summer, I consider them a winter staple. Unlike most other fruits, pears must be harvested under ripe and kept in cold storage before ripening slowly [...]