Month: July 2009

#realfood – Taking action today equals 4 times more impact

July 29, 2009 1 Comment

Today and today only, July 29, Hellmann’s is going to quadruple its donations to Evergreen – giving $1 (instead of $0.25) each time someone tweets or blogs using the term #realfood in their post or tweet.

Mangez local, eat local

Eat real. Eat local.

July 29, 2009 1 Comment

At the end of May, we were invited to a conference in Toronto with seven other Canadian bloggers. The tie-in between us all is that we all have an interest (whether it be professional or personal) in food, as well as an established online presence.


It’s Cherry Time!

July 25, 2009 1 Comment

We as a race have been eating cherries since the dawn of time. It seems even our Neolithic ancestors used to make wine out of cherries before they turned to raisins.

Meet Madame

July 22, 2009 4 Comments

I just got back from filming one of my appearances on Par-dessus le marché. The crew behind this show definitely deserves some credit. They are an energetic group of people with Martin Drainville as the host – a really smart and funny guy.


Peppery arugula

July 21, 2009 No Comments

Arugula, a cruciferous plant with an amazingly “nutty mustardy” flavour is extremely beneficial to health.

Video: How to store your herbs

July 20, 2009 No Comments

Cinzia Cuneo, founder of did her third report on the popular French TV program Par-dessus le marché this summer. This appearance featured tips on how to properly store herbs. Watch the video (in French).

The virtues of bitter lettuce

July 15, 2009 No Comments

Chicory (curly endive), Belgian endive, escarole (a type of endive), radicchio – these are some bitter lettuces that are becoming more and more well-known.

Vive la France!

July 14, 2009 No Comments

Today we celebrate the storming of Bastille on July 14, 1789. In honour of this event, why not try a classic French dish?

Surprising radish facts

July 10, 2009 No Comments

Since the radish can be found in most kitchens and family gardens, we assume we know all about it. But, did you know that the radish was one of the first vegetables to be cultivated in Asia, more than 5,000 years ago? Part of the cruciferous family, like broccoli, its significant role in the prevention […]

Whip cream

Whipping Cream vs. Cool Whip

July 10, 2009 6 Comments

Hi Cinzia! From a nutritional point of view, is it more healthy to use real whipped cream or products like Cool Whip® or Nutri Whip® in recipes? Thank you! Stephanie

Video: Smart grocery shopping

July 7, 2009 No Comments

Cinzia Cuneo did her second report on the popular French TV program Par-dessus le marché this summer. This appearance featured tips on how to intelligently shop for groceries.

What’s the difference between bell peppers and chili peppers?

July 3, 2009 17 Comments

Answer: Bell or sweet peppers and chili peppers are actually from the same family of plants (same as the tomato, in fact!). They were first discovered by the Western world when Columbus travelled to America. At that time, peppercorns were a very prized condiment, so he called these vegetables “peppers”.

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