Posts Tagged ‘evergreen Brickworks’

Let’s Go To The Rodeo

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One of our favourite places in Toronto is the Evergreen Brickworks, it is a beautiful spot year round with lovely gardens in the summer and an ice skating rink in the summer. There’s a year round farmer’s market and always fun and creative food programming for kids – cooking classes and gardening lessons help educate our city’s youngsters so they’ll grow up knowing where there food comes from and how to cook it up for themselves. We are big supporters of any programming that teaches kids about food and that’s why we’re excited about an event they have planned for later this month. Continue »



Wild For Blueberries

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Wild blueberries love periods of hot, dry weather, alternated with lots of rain. Sound familiar? Experts expect the wild blueberry season to arrive a little earlier than usual this summer, so we thought we’d give you a head’s up. The peak season for these power-packed little gems is late July and August, so get out your hand rake, head on up to Muskoka,  do some limbering up and start pickin’ and grinnin’!

Last year we did a post on wild blueberries that was a big hit with our readers, so we think it’s fair that we alert you all to a few “Blueberry Socials” coming up soon. You won’t want to miss out. Continue »



Teach Your Kid to Cook

Before we get to the kids cooking let’s talk a little bit about your kid’s eating habits. Here is a guest post from holistic nutritionist Kate Leinweiber.

Sometimes kids can be picky, and picky eating can lead to nutrient deficiencies and enzyme depletion.  It can take up to fifty tries before a child decides if they like a food or not. It is very important to continue to support trying new foods and experimenting with them in a different way. Your child may not like squash boiled, but when roasted to bring out more of the sweet flavour it may be more appealing. Continue »



Wild Blueberry Season Has Arrived

Wild blueberries are in season now, so it is the perfect time to stock up and maybe IQF a big batch. The wild blueberry is quite different from its cultivated cousin. Think a freshly picked, local heirloom tomato versus a pithy January ho-hum number trucked in from Tomatoland, or little wild strawberries compared to the mutant monsters that sit haplessly garnishing an insipid dessert.

photos courtesy of the Evergreen Brickworks’ Annual Wild Blueberry Festival

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Where the Wild Things Are

Euell Gibbons, known to many of us as that fellow who shilled Grape Nuts cereal in the seventies, was one of the earliest proponents of the wild food movement and an avid outdoorsman who popularized the living off the land movement in a time when people were freaking out over TANG orange crystals and marveling at the convenience of  instant mashed potatoes. His seminal book, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, published in 1962 is still considered by many to be the bible in the canon of wild and natural foods literature. Continue »