Month: August 2010

gourmet packed lunch

Reinventing the gourmet packed lunch

August 30, 2010 No Comments

It’s the start of another academic year. Five days a week until the Christmas break, many of us will be haunted by this eternal question: What do I put in the lunch box?

What? Strawberries and raspberries in October?

August 28, 2010 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on August 28, 2010. The hot summer days are becoming numbered and vacations are drawing to an end. One way of letting the summer mood linger, is to consume autumn strawberries and raspberries. Late varieties of these tiny delights are now ‘reddening’ the fields right up to the […]

Back to… sandwiches!

August 27, 2010 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on August 28, 2007. Another school year will start soon, and along with it, packed lunches and sandwiches. I propose that we replace the perpetual ham and cheese sandwich this year with a «pan bagnat», a traditional sandwich from Nice, in the Côte d’Azur. It refers to bread […]

“Eating well made easy” for people with Diabetes

August 25, 2010 1 Comment

Today is a big day for us! After putting in five years of hard work in R&D and eighteen months in Clinical Testing with a renowned University Health Centre, we are very proud to announce the launch of our , starting with the one for people with type 2 diabetes.

tomate tomato

Tomatoes in all the sauces

August 23, 2010 No Comments

Many studies have shown that consumption of fresh or processed tomatoes is linked to a reduction in the risk of certain cancers, especially prostate. This preventive quality can be credited to the lycopene content in tomatoes. This antioxidant, which belongs to the large family of carotenoids is also responsible for the tomato’s red color. Our […]

Knowing the difference between shallots and scallions

August 21, 2010 1 Comment

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on August 21, 2010. Green onions, scallions, shallots… What do you call these aromatic plants that belong to the same large family of approximately 500 plants, the best known of which are onions, leeks, garlic and chives?

Gazpacho: A Celebration of Tomatoes

August 19, 2010 No Comments

No one knows the exact origin of the word «gazpacho», which is a cold tomato soup. Many believe that it derives from the Mozarabic word «caspa», meaning fragments or remnants of food.

Pistou, a Fragrance of the Provence Region

August 16, 2010 No Comments

Vegetable soup with pistou, which is almost a meal in itself, is the pride of Provence. The term «pistou», often confused with the neighbouring and perhaps more well known Ligurian «pesto», means «crushed».

laurier bay leaf

Bay leaf – the symbol of victory and wisdom

August 14, 2010 1 Comment

Native to the Mediterranean region, the bay laurel is a perennial shrub with spearheaded leaves that release a very strong fragrance when crushed, as they are rich in essential oils. Bay or laurel leaves are an essential component of the “bouquet garni“, a blend of aromatic herbs that is used in a variety of recipes […]

Add a touch of spice to your food…

August 12, 2010 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on June 23, 2007. If you want to make your sweet and savoury dishes more interesting, you must first learn to master your peppers. These are divided into two large categories: First, you have the sweet peppers that should actually be termed as «bell peppers», and which are […]

Broccoli: an unloved champion

August 9, 2010 No Comments

If vegetables are good for the health, then broccoli is a veritable champion. In addition to its well-known success in the prevention of cancer, broccoli is also effective in reducing the risk of heart diseases.

sarriette savory

How About a Savory Aphrodisiac?

August 7, 2010 No Comments

Savory is an aromatic perennial herb that originated in the Mediterranean region and it includes at least 15 species, of which Summer savory (Hortensis) and Winter savory (Montana) are the most common.

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