Persimmons in January

 

 

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This is the perfect fruit to seek out right now. Fill your fruit bowl and let them ripen (the Hachiya variety can  take forever, but they’re so worth it) or not (the Fuyu pictured above, can be eaten when still hard, like an apple). Here’s our little primer on the varieties and how to enjoy them.
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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

 

a classic coffee cake by Preppy Kitchen

 

Coffee cake is one of life’s little pleasures. Simple, humble, sweet but not overly cloying, it manages to be hearty and delicate at the same time. And it freezes beautifully – so you can have some on hand whenever the craving strikes. Continue »



The Magic Of Fresh Coriander

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People either love cilantro or loathe it. Those in the latter camp often describe its flavour as soapy, while those in the former rhapsodize about its floral, delicate citrus tones and bright aroma. This post is for you, the unabashed cilantro lover. It is August, the time of year for this lovely annual herb to manifest its destiny in the form of fresh coriander seeds.  Continue »



Wild Canadian Ingredients

Wild pawpaws grow in the Lake Erie and Niagara regions

 

This summer has seen a huge rise in home gardening and preserving, in large part due to all of us being stuck at home, but also because we’ve been forced to think about our food systems and how we source what we eat. It feels like we’re more connected to what we eat than ever before. To that end we wanted to send a shout out to one of our favourite suppliers of foraged wild Canadian ingredients. Continue »



Q&A With A Local Food Expert

 

Should we be worried about food shortages? Does it make a difference what apple I buy? Will I have to give up coffee? How do I bake with spelt?

These are all questions that are going through our heads right now as we try to grocery shop responsibly. To get some clarity, we talked to local chef and food activist, Joshna Maharaj. She has some great advice that will help us all be better consumers during this pandemic and in the months to come. And she has a great recipe for spelt.  Continue »