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    Feta & Goat Cheese Dip

    We actually had a family get together last weekend, for the first time since, well, you know. We all pinky-swore we had been self-isolating, and masking, and washing our hands and groceries, and so we agreed we could all be in the same house for a couple of days. I made a bunch of dips and crackers and salads,…

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    Green Beans in Ginger-Tomato Sauce

    Beans are substantial somehow, even as immature green pods. They have what it takes to stand up to a thick and lively sauce, and here’s one that’s particularly thick and lively. Earlier in the season I had been thinking I would use this sauce on snap peas, but I ultimately decided that they would have been overwhelmed, and it…

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    Ontario’s Finest Peach Picking Areas

    One for the basket, one for me. It’s a time honoured tradition, one that affords many delicious opportunities to explore Ontario’s rural places at your own pace. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite pick-your-own spots into a nice little list for all you berry-loving jammers, bakers and preservers. Take an afternoon, visit a farm and pick your own…

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    TASTE REAL LAUNCHES SUMMER OBSTACLE in WELLINGTON COUNTY

    Wellington County’s Taste Real programme is launching a new local food campaign for the month of August! The Taste Real Summer Challenge encourages locals to engage in staycation-type activities and discover fun outings and food-related adventures this summer. Farm tours, picnics, and patios are just some of the many food and farm adventures and staycation ideas listed on the…

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    Mid-Harvest Garden Update

    There’s the main gate into the fence version 1.0 of the garden. Uh, about that… … we’ve had small (ie they haven’t eaten everything) but persistent problems with a deer getting into the garden this season. I thought we had found its means of entry, and maybe we did, but it’s back. Mr. Ferdzy has decided to put a…

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    This Saturday is Food Day Canada

    Join us this Saturday, August 1st for Food Day Canada – a celebration of our nationwide favourite foods, ingredients and all the people involved in our culinary experiences! From the farmers in the fields to the chefs and restaurateurs to the grocery stores and food supplies, and finally, the families that enjoy our quality foods, we are celebrating everything food-related! Need…

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    Garlic Scapes, The Veggie You’ve Been Missing Out On

    Ever wondered what those thin, vibrantly green and curly stalks from the bulbs of hardneck garlic plants are? Those are called garlic scapes!  Those stems are usually harvested from the bulb before they can produce flowers. That way, the plant doesn’t channel all its energy in making the scape – leaving the garlic bulb small and flavourless.  They’re very…

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    Zucchini Tuna Melt

    Tuna Melts, I must say, are not my favourite thing. When I was young and stupid I ordered one at the cafeteria in Simpson’s Department Store, in downtown Toronto. So yes; a long time ago. To my surprise it had been made in advance and was served cold. Even worse, it tasted “off” somehow. Since I had been raised…

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    Cheesy Baked Creamed Spinach

    If you make this with frozen spinach, you can cut off half an hour of prep time. Use about 225 grams (1/2 pound). Actually, I think if you buy it, it comes in 10 ounce packets, which, by the time you have squeezed it out should be about right. You will need to thaw it in advance, of course….

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