If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that we love to eat. For comfort, joy, sadness, boredom… and I’m okay with that. With hot, sunny days on our minds, we’re sliding into summer with some ideas to keep food simple: like shopping for local produce, supporting local farmers, new seasonings and sauces to enjoy on the barbecue, beautiful new dishes for our patio parties and a new way to keep leftovers fresher longer.

Be sure to check out the other items featured in our Late Spring Issue: Sticky Fixx Barbecue Sauce by Motley Que, Pesci Colorati Collection available at Lemonceillo Home & Gift, all the asparagus from Edgar Farms and Umami Spice Mix from Eats of Asia!

Britannia Kitchen & Home and Zest Kitchenware

With food costs rising and no end in sight, we are trying to buy less and use what we have on hand to help prevent food waste. The Zwilling Fresh & Save Vacuum Food Storage System is a new tool we’ve discovered to help keep food fresher longer and prevent freezer burn. This countertop, rechargeable cordless vacuum sealer is fast, efficient and easy to use, taking up very little kitchen space. The glass storage containers and bags are BPA-free, while the reusable freezer bags are microwave and dishwasher safe. It’s extremely handy for fresh produce such as berries, lettuce and herbs or splitting packages of meat into smaller freezable servings. Start with the starter kit and add on.

Zwilling Fresh & Save Food Storage Starter Set | Britannia Kitchen & Home, Zest Kitchenware | $149.99 | britanniahome.ca, zestkitchenware.com