Summer is perfect for picnics and barbecue parties in the sun with family and friends. Such festive meals must end with a special dessert. To take advantage of the fruit bounty during summer, we have prepared for you the list of our best 10 light and fruity desserts.
The arrival of the rhubarb season means that the good weather has arrived. If you grow it yourself in your garden, you know that it grows easily and in abundance. But be careful: we only eat the stems because the leaves are poisonous. To compensate for its high acidity, it is usually prepared with a […]
If you’ve been lucky enough to harvest some apples this year, you’ve no doubt got a fair amount. As delicious as tarts, pies and compotes all are, today we’ve got some recipes that will take you away from these well-trodden paths. Here are 10 original recipes for you to make with your seasonal apples.
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?
For the last few years, superfoods have made headlines in health magazines. After turmeric, acai berries, agave, chia seeds, spirulina, the trend has now shifted to the coconut, mainly for its oil but also its milk and water. You might have heard about its alleged benefits for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular […]
Updated: 2020-01-16 Aside from the comment on cauliflower’s price at $ 7.49/ea, this article originally published in January 2016 is unfortunately still current, since the prices of vegetables and fruits always soar at the beginning of the year. In fact, researchers from Dalhousie and Guelph universities, in the 10th edition of their annual food price […]
Who has not heard that drinking a large glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning can solve all kinds of problems? I’m sure I’m not the only one! That’s why I wanted to figure out if there is any scientific reasoning behind this fancy cure, or if it’s only an old wives’ […]
You’ve probably already heard that we should avoid eating fruit during or after meals, but is this really based on fact? Is it an old wives’ tale or is there some truth behind it all? Let me shed some light on this.
Last week, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published an article entitled “Food Guide under Fire at Obesity Summit”. One of the main issues was how fruit juice (125mL) is counted towards a fruit and vegetable serving on the Food Guide. With this logic, having a couple cups of juice daily could help you reach […]
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.
I never had much of an appetite as a child, but my mother always made me finish what was on my plate. That’s why I still feel a little anxious whenever I think back on family meals, when I was told not to play with food (what I always tried to do, to save time).