We know organic gardening brings fresh, pesticide-free produce and a healthier diet, but how do you save your bounty from hungry local wildlife? Here is a list of some of the more common garden pests and some time-tested tricks to help keep them out of your garden: Insects: Got aphids? Consider attracting their predator, the lady bug (typically drawn to Queen …
Roasted Shallot & Truffle Vinaigrette Looking for a quick and easy side dish recipe? Try this fresh idea from John-Paul Adamo, our President and Chef – it’s great on asparagus, green beans, or even on a warm potato salad…. You can also add tomatoes and sliced almonds, like we did!
If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many easy crops you can pick and some hints for a successful start:
So you’ve decided that you want to start an organic garden… Now what? Well, the old saying “measure twice, cut once” is the way to go. Give it some thought, make a plan, and consider these tips before you really dig in:
What is organic gardening? Well, essentially, it means gardening without the use of synthetic soil or pesticides, in a natural, balanced environment. A key component in this process is the soil itself. Healthy soil is super important, so adding compost and raw materials (i.e. grass clippings) is crucial. Adding composted, organic manure (preferably from animals that haven’t been fed meat) …
Lentils are a healthy diet must, so add a little legume to your life! According to lentils.ca, here are just some of the facts you need to know:
Are you looking to boost your immune system, cut back on calories and add variety to your diet? Consider kale: it’s nutrient-packed, tasty and can be used in a multitude of recipes. What’s so great about kale? Everything!
Those of you familiar with our restaurants are probably aware that our chef’s top priorities include supporting local farmers and eating local. What you may not know is that this stems all the way down the ingredient list – all the way to the seasonal preserves, including garlic!
Did you know there are over 300 varieties of tomatoes grown in Ontario? Those varieties fall into one of three groups; Round, Roma/Plum or Beefsteak. Round tomatoes are exactly that, medium in size and perfect for eating raw. Roma or Plum tomatoes while less juicy than their Round counterparts, are ideal for sauces or preserving.
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