Welcome to our series on food preservation. It’s a five-part series of articles that will take you through all food preservation options, including freezing, fruit preserves, dehydrating, canning and pickling. We’ll include recipes too! This introduction summarizes your options, shows you where to find bulk produce at the best prices, and offers other helpful preservation […]
We love to indulge our tastebuds in the Summer and the heat leaves us with less energy to cook healthy meals. That combination can set us up for one big diet fail. These easy recipe substitutions and switches can prevent seasonal sabotage over the Summer and throughout the year.
Berry bushes bring nutritious sweetness into your edible landscape. There are suitable varieties for every size of yard or patio, from fence climbers to patio pots. They’re usually planted in Spring and grow almost anywhere in Canada, so you’ll often find them in garden centres this time of year.
Sap running is a very Canadian sign of Spring! Families visit their local sugar bush to learn about the process of making maple syrup, while children enjoy the taste of maple taffy and maple sugar candy. It may come as a surprise that such a sweet indulgence could be good for us, but it is.
Food is especially important to the Irish. Even now, many generations after suffering through times of starvation.
Adding a little Valentine’s Day love to your baking can start with cookie cutters, but you can also decorate treats with naturally nutritious (and tasty) red, pink and purple food dyes that you make yourself.
Do you have a holiday baked good that you specialize in and make every year? Or do you just bake up a storm of scrumptious seasonal goodies? Back in Eastern Canada, we referred to it all as Christmas cookin’ and it’s as much a part of the holiday season as presents are.
Healthy eating doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in delicious holiday foods, you just have to be a little more creative. Try these easy, proven ways to trim the fat from the holiday season and you won’t even notice that you’re making healthier choices.
Canadians are huge fans of Halloween! Eight out of ten Canadian parents planned to celebrate Halloween with their children in 2020, according to the Retail Council of Canada.
Canning opens up a whole new world in food preservation. You can preserve a wide range of vegetables and fruit and serve tasty variations all year long.