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:
We canucks tend to love anything home-grown, and pure maple syrup tops that list! Although it’s still calorie-packed and should be used in moderation, this Canadian classic shows that not all sweeteners are created equal. Here are 3 reasons to choose maple syrup for your cooking, baking or to sweeten your coffee:
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:
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and l’amour is in the air! Though February 14th is a great reminder, keeping the spark burning all year long is something that even the most committed lovebirds can find tricky. Work on keeping the romance going strong with some simple suggestions:
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!
Get your canapés on! can·a·pé [noun] a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. Whether it’s a quick drop-in informal party or an organized festive affair, tis the season! What ‘cha cooking? Looking for something a little different to serve up this season? We asked Owner/Chef John Paul Adamo of Hockley …
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.
Virtually unknown outside of Canada, the Bloody Caesar is the nation’s pick for the most popular cocktail. With over 350 million Caesar’s consumed every year, it deserves some attention! Invented in Calgary, Alberta by Walter Chell, the cocktail came to fruition after Chell was tasked to create a signature drink for a new Italian restaurant. Some say that credit for …