Tag: Eat Local
TOP 10: Canadian Recipes with Tasty Local Foods
There are plenty of good reasons to eat local foods. We are reducing our ecological footprint and encouraging the local economy while enjoying the freshness of local food. It’s also a great way to celebrate our culinary and agricultural culture. Here are ten recipes to revisit our classics and rediscover our delicious Canadian produce.
Garlic Scapes, a Fragrant Stem
Have you ever tried garlic scapes, those spiral stems that appear in public markets and specialty stores around mid-June? If the answer is no, I invite you to try out this tasty delight.
How to Create a Garden on Your Balcony
Creating a garden on your balcony is an easy, practical, rewarding and accessible project. It’s so nice to have access to fresh herbs as well as your own fruits and vegetables for cooking. Even if you don’t have access to land, it’s possible to design a lush and diverse garden. Follow these tips to start […]
A Visit to Jean-Talon Market
I’ve been told Jean-Talon market in Montreal is the largest open-air market in North America. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but you only need to go there to see that this public market in the heart of Little Italy is incredibly well stocked with goods from all cultures and that it is […]
Acerum: A Liquor Made from Maple and 100% Quebecois
The arrival of spring means the beginning of the sugar season in Quebec. This brings with it the opportunity to visit a sugar shack and celebrate the many maple products available: the famous maple syrup, maple taffy, maple sugar, maple sap… And more recently, a new certification for a maple liquor: Acerum.
TOP 5: Best Foods to Stock Up for Winter
At the end of the summer, it’s time to bring home large quantities of fresh produce at great prices. In winter, these same foods are scarce and more expensive, but with a little organization, it is possible to savour them all year long. Here we help you discover the 5 best foods to stock up.
Fruits and vegetables: which one should we buy organic?
This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides which lists the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on […]
SOS Tips for Choosing Fruits and Vegetables
Everybody has their own criteria for choosing fruits and vegetables from the produce section. It’s not uncommon to see people pressing, touching, squeezing, smelling produce to try and suss out how ripe it might be. But what is the best method for choosing fruits and vegetables?
Pouding Chômeur – Quebec’s Classic Dessert
For the last 90 years, the recipe for this dessert has been passed from one generation to the next with innumerable variations.
Restaurant Day: eat at your neighbour’s place!
Do you dream of opening your own restaurant and serving people the dish that made you famous at office parties? You want to discover the hidden culinary talents of the people you pass every day in the street? Then Restaurant Day is for you!
Community Supported Agriculture and Family Farmers
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), also known as “green baskets” is a socio-economic model that links individuals to local farms. Broadly speaking, the individual becomes a partner of a farm in his region, by buying in advance, a share of the farmer’s and/or breeder’s produce.
Organic Week – September 19 to 27
September 19 to 27 is Organic Week, Canada’s largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products. Hundreds of retail locations participate in organic promotions, while over 200 community-level events are held across the country. Events include everything from pickling workshops to recipe contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings.