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 »



Canadian Migas Challenge

Got stale bread?

Inspired by the latest cooking video from the beloved chef José Andrés, and all the stale bread we’ve got happening in our kitchens, we got an idea. Will you bring us into your kitchen? Maybe you can start with migas! Continue »



Fiesta Gardens: Order Online!

Fiesta Gardens just made it easier to get your hands dirty*.

*while planting seeds, that is!

With the garden centre closed to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, we’ve set up an online store where you can purchase your bagged soil/stone, fertilizer, bulbs & seeds, spring seedlings and more for pickup or delivery, and if you want to add some style to you garden you can get some outdoor lights from https://agreenhand.com/things-to-consider-when-choosing-landscape-lighting/, blog

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New items are being added daily so check back often. Continue »



Pantry Staples: Beans

 

We are in lockdown and there is no end in sight, yet, even in all this uncertainty one thing is sure – never before have we been so thoughtfully connected to the food that we eat. Procuring food, whether at the grocery store or through Uber Eats, is no longer a mindless act. So let’s delve deep into one food item that we all have in our pantries: the humble bean.  Continue »