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Meet Cookstown Greens in Thornton

Originally published in the Virtual Farmers Market newsletter. November 2020. Cookstown Greens is a certified organic vegetable farm offering a year round selection of microgreens and root storage crops. In recent years, Cookstown Greens has exploded as a sustainable, family-run business (owned by the Ffrench family) who are very passionate about farm fresh flavour. Their drive, dedication, and commitment to efficiency are a…

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Kimmel Beef Stew

I found the bare bones of this recipe in an old cook book. I can’t remember if it was a Jewish cook book, or if the recipe was just described as being Jewish. Unlike most beef stews of the era (Edwardian) this one looked like it had some flavour. I added the cumin and paprika, and I don’t regret…

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Taste of Burlington Returns with Take Out Edition

Enjoy Burlington’s delicious food scene with a new ‘Take Out’ edition of Taste of Burlington. Redesigned to keep your safety and comfort top of mind. BURLINGTON, Ontario – Tourism Burlington is proud to announce Taste of Burlington; presented by PV&V Insurance, the program returns this winter – in a new format, all Take Out. This dining program, typically known…

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Taste Real, Guelph-Wellington invites you to Eat Up Your February

WELLINGTON COUNTY AND GUELPH, ON – Taste Real invites the public to explore local food options and engage with agriculture and food during the winter months with their Eat Up Your February campaign. The initiative has put together a list that includes local food retailers, favourite take-out meals with beverage pairings, and local food inspired Valentine’s Day menus and…

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Mousse or Frosting

The sweet potato and chocolate combination continues to be a winner for low-carb desserts. We ate this amazingly simple version as a pudding, but it would make excellent frosting for cake too. I have not tried it that way yet, but I absolutely will. I have lightly adapted this recipe from here, mostly by roasting my sweet potatoes rather…

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Hanak Foods brings Nigeria to dinner tables in Oxford County

The flavours of Africa can be found in downtown Ingersoll at HANAK Foods African Experience. Owner Khadija Haliru is offering a weekly takeout menu bringing traditional African dishes to local dinner tables. Every week a new menu is announced for pre-order and pick-up, with many dishes celebrating Khadijah’s Nigerian roots. “I come from a large family and so uniting…

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Meet Adam & Marie of Shealand Farms

Originally published in the Virtual Farmers Market newsletter. Adam & Marie farm just an hour northeast of Toronto at the south end of the City of Kawartha Lakes. The farmland there has rolling hills, hardwood forests, cedar swamps, and everything in between. Their farming practices are adapted to the land. Beef cattle and sheep graze the hills, and crops…

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Turkey & Wild Rice Porcupines

This is not so different from the traditional way of making “Porcupines”, with ground beef and long-grained rice. You could revert to that, if you like, but in that case don’t soak the rice. We really like the combination of turkey and wild rice, though; and it makes them a little lighter and healthier too. (At least, I for…

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Six small batch chocolate makers we love – that deliver!

If you asked us 15 years ago if we thought Ontario was a gourmet-chocolate destination, we’d probably laugh; but all across the province, master chocolatiers are opening up boutique shops with truffles, bars and confections that have always wanting more. These small-batch artisans are committed to quality and their craft and for the first time, most are making their…

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