Real Food


7
Sep 11

Tomatillo

Tomatillos This weeks CSA vegetable profile is the little understood Tomatillo. This little vegetable is not a familiar one to many people. They have an interesting look very much like a paper lantern. In fact, most people do not realize that these are even vegetables. The tomatillo goes as far back as the Aztec culture. […]

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18
Aug 11

Green, Yellow & Purple Beans

Beans! Beans are the topic of the week! Those of you in the same CSA as I am will have noticed that we have had some purple beans in our bags the last couple of weeks. I like to call these magic beans since they seem to shed their dark purple color when cooked and […]

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9
Aug 11

Raw Milk – An Addictive Substance?

This is a very good article by a fellow nutritional consultant and  chapter leader in London, Ontario for the Weston A. Price Foundation.  Donna Costa – Joy of Health.  www.donnacosta.com My addiction to the pure white stuff began when I was living in Australia. It was easy to purchase and its use was almost mainstream. […]

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7
Aug 11

Beets and Beet Greens

Beets & Beet Greens This weeks article is about beets and beet greens.  My CSA farmer tells me she is getting lots of questions about beets in particular so I’ve decided to talk about both the beet itself and the green tops.   Beets Both the red beet and the greens from this wonderful vegetable […]

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5
Aug 11

Raw Milk Fund Raising Rally

There will be a peaceful raw milk rally in Toronto that I want to tell you about.  It is planned at Queens Park in Toronto on Wednesday November 23, 2011.  This is going to be a fund raising rally in support of Michael Schmidt and other raw milk producers with the proceeds to go to […]

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25
Jul 11

Summer Squash

Summer in Ontario and the summer squash is at it’s most beautiful best. There are two seasons of squash, summer and winter. The summer squash’s tend to be softer and more succulent. This is due to the fact that summer squash has edible skin, soft seeds and tends to carry more water than winter squash. […]

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15
Jul 11

Swiss Chard & Peas

  Swiss Chard & Peas This week my CSA farmer has asked for information on swiss chard and peas.   Everyone is familiar with peas but I find lots of people are not as familiar with swiss chard so lets start there.   Swiss Chard Swiss chard has been renowned for it’s healing abilities for thousands […]

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10
Jul 11

Kohlrabi & Kale Recipes & Info

This week we will be talking about two vegetables that most people are not very familiar with. My CSA farmer Candace Wormsbecker of Transpire Organic, is calling this the week of the K’s! Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is mysterious because not very many people actually know what it is. It’s a bulb that tastes […]

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4
Jul 11

CSA Veggies – Chinese Cabbage and Garlic Scapes

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and get involved in a CSA this year for your summer veggies. Congratulations! It’s a great way to receive extremely fresh vegetables and learn some new ways of preparing foods at the same time. Instead of buying things specifically for a recipe, you find yourself with a bag […]

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16
May 11

Letter to the Editor – Concerns About Food

Dear Editor: Recently I have become very concerned about the food we eat. A year ago, our Women’s Institute branch started investigating the situation whereby small abattoirs and meat plants were closing at an alarming rate in Ontario. Since then, we have done much research and learned much. The standards for food produced in Ontario […]

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