What To Do With All That Zucchini?

 

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Zucchini is at its best right now. But how to use it?

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A New Take On Classic Tomato Salad

 

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The summer in Ontario has been perfect for both farmers and local vegetable gardens; lots of sunshine and lots of rain too. And right now we are being rewarded big time with the best produce, and especially the best tomatoes, known to humanity. While summer herbs like basil and thyme are spilling out of terra cotta pots all over the city, now is the best time to make this version of a classic tomato salad.  Continue »



Meatless Mondays: Eggplant pie

 

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Eggplant is one of nature’s miracles, a vegetable so delicious and adaptable it appears in cuisines all over the world, famously in Mediterranean dishes like moussaka and eggplant parmesan, in the French ratatouille and in the classic middle-eastern dip, baba ganoush. Always on the lookout for a new and exciting dish to serve on Meatless Mondays, we recently came across a one-dish wonder known simply as Eggplant Pie and decided to give it a go. Continue »



Summer Desserts: The Peach Melba

 

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Have you noticed how fabulous the peaches are this year? If you haven’t tried a Niagara peach yet this summer, stop what you are doing right now and get ahold of some this instant. They are incredible. And short of just taking a big bite out of one of them, one of the best ways to enjoy this summer’s peach crop is by making Peach Melba. Continue »



Gift a Green

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In this digital age, getting a personal letter or greeting card in the mail is a rare thing, and when we do find a real card in the mailbox it is pretty exciting! Picking out the perfect card to send is half the fun, and the good folks behind Gift a Green have made greeting cards more fun than ever, both to send and receive. Continue »