Posts Tagged ‘b vitamins’

Smashed Cucumber Salad


I first had this salad at Mother’s Dumplings on Spadina. If you haven’t been yet then you definitely have to go, for the dumplings definitely and also for this delicious salad. Ridiculously simple and utterly delicious, it is guaranteed to become your go to salad for al fresco dining this summer. Continue »

Diversify Your Plate


A tractor sits in a field of mustard, this will be tilled under to nurture the soil and control pests. Just one step of many to get the dirt ready for wheat planting.


Having just read Chef Dan Barber’s excellent article in the New York Times about the Farm to Table movement, my eyes have been opened to the way farmers actually work. They don’t just grow one delicious grain, harvest it, sell it to a baker and a lovely loaf lands on the shelf for you to buy. Of course they do do that but before they can grow that one grain that the fickle market has deemed delicious they must prepare the soil. Barber talks about the farmer planting mustard, tilling that under, then planting cowpeas to bring nitrogen to the soil, then a plant of rye or oats, until finally the field is ready for the superstar grain, in this case emmer wheat (or farro).  Continue »