All Those Leftovers

You have unbuttoned your pants and physically can’t move because of all the delicious Thanksgiving food, but you still somehow managed to have tons of leftovers! Fear not, there are loads of creative ways to use up those leftovers to whip up a simple meal.

There are endless ideas for inspiration! We are big fans of turkey wraps, soups and salads. Most of these recipes require some additional ingredients, and this is where we would like to remind you of those incredible farmers markets that are just around the corner!

 Fall is harvest season, so make sure you...Read More »

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

For us, October is strongly associated with pumpkins, and when we think of pumpkins we get all warm and fuzzy inside. Pumpkins are great for a number of reasons, we love how versatile they are and how well they work with both savoury and sweet dishes.

After you have used your pumpkin as a centrepiece, you can cook up the flesh, turn it into a pie, and even roast the seeds! The opportunities are endless. You can add some pumpkin puree to oatmeal or pancakes. Pumpkin can also make a great sauce and soups!

Here are some tips on...Read More »

Centrepieces with a Function

Cranberries and pumpkins are two great centrepiece ideas that you can pick up at the farmers market! Not only do they help set the mood, but the best part is you can use them even after they do their job sitting on the table.

Cranberries still on the branch, or even bunches of them are simple yet effective  thanksgiving themed decoration. We really like the deep colour of cranberries placed with     silver items. A bowl or ribbon works well! After the big thanksgiving dinner you can make some cranberry sauce.  Actually, there are a ton of cranberry inspired recipes....Read More »

Thanksgiving Inspiration

Oh hi there! It is has been a while since the last time we have seen have spoke, so lets skip the small talk and dive right into it.

Thanksgiving is around the corner and your local farmers is the best place for some one-stop shopping! This weeks post will be your go to spot for Thanksgiving inspiration. From food ideas, to decorative centrepieces and even what to do with all those left overs.

Here is a creative way to use up those peppers you just purchased, while being both kid friendly and festive! You can even use this idea as...Read More »

Pumpkin, Gourds and Squash? What's the Difference?

The simple answer to the question posed in the title of this entry is ‘no’. They are all related but have stark differences.

Lets start with squash.You have summer and winter squash. Summer squash include veggies like zucchinis. They are mild in taste, have edible skin and require little to no cooking to enjoy.

Then we have winter squashes. These include butternut and acorn. Winter squashes require more cooking time and don’t need to be refrigerated. They are also a great source of vitamin A and C!

Pumpkins are part of the gourd family and include watermelons and the traditional Halloween...Read More »

We are Nuts for Butternut Squash

I guess you already know by this post’s title that we are seriously in love with one particular type of squash! Butternut squash! It is part of the winter squash family and is sweet and nutty, similar to a pumpkin.

The size and shape of this squash could sometimes make it seem a tad daunting to prepare, but let us assure you, all you need is a good sharp knife and you are in the clear!

This type of squash is best enjoyed roasted. To prepare, take your best knife and cut the top off, near the stem, and...Read More »

Squish that Squash

Fall is just around the corner, the leaves are starting to turn and mornings have that perfect crispness to them! We love the fall and all the delicious food that is associated with this season. This week’s posts will focus on squash. Different varieties and all the things you can do with it.

Have you ever heard of spaghetti squash?  It really is quite fantastic! It is extremely healthy and a great alternative to real spaghetti, particularly if you are trying to limit your carb intake. This particular squash gets its name from the stringy, spaghetti like consistency it gets when...Read More »

What did you have for lunch today?

Fresh Ontario produce makes for easy as well as nutritious living!

Here’s what we had for lunch today!

Fresh Pumpernickel bread spread with delectable ‘fresco’ cheese topped with a slice of field tomato! (We really should have added a sprig of basil to this!)

Couldn’t be simpler or more delicious!

You will find all of these ingredients at Sherway Farmers’ Market tomorrow, held in the far northeast corner of Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Peppers for the Little Ones

Getting your children to actually enjoy eating vegetables can sometimes be a daunting task. This is where your creativity should kick in. But fear not, we have done all the hard thinking for you! Here are two simple ways to make eating peppers a ‘kid friendly’ experience.

The first idea is really simple and a great way to introduce the kids to eating peppers. Next time you serve up some fried eggs, slice the pepper horizontally and cook the egg inside the circumference of the pepper. It looks pretty and makes eating peppers for the kidlets fun! Here...Read More »

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers

This post is dedicated to ensuring that you can enjoy local peppers all year round. It is possible to capture and savour that freshness which is an essential part of shopping at a local farmers market. Its also a great incentive to buy in bulk. There are a few ways to preserve peppers, but the two most popular are to pickle or preserve in oil, in addition to freezing. We searched the net to share tips with you from some of the ‘experts’ who have had experience in ‘putting up’ peppers!  We hope these straightforward recipes will inspire...Read More »

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