I'm dreaming of summer and who doesn't love a good coleslaw?! They are especially great when you don't want to cook on a hot night but so many of them have a lot of mayo and unhealthy ingredients. Time to fix that with some delicious peanut dressing! I picked up some radishes at Barrie Hill Farms and decided they'd make a colorful, crunchy … [Read more...] about Summer Slaw with Peanut Dressing
What does Farmer Morris do in the winter? Today I’m in downtown Toronto attending a Greenbelt sponsored seminar discussing how Ontario’s healthcare sector can purchase more local food. Sounds crazy right? Why should this even need to be a discussion eh? Well, for a myriad of reasons, our own governments feed our own citizens imported food, … [Read more...] about Will Ontario Buy Ontario?
This simple and easy recipe contains the deliciousness of sprouts, apple and thyme tossed with olive oil and fresh apple cider! I topped it with a few pomegranate arils as well to add more colour. Did you know they contain Vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants? Leave those stray leaves on your baking tray. They cook up quickly and you may … [Read more...] about Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apple
Are you trying to make the most of your local Ontario produce, to reduce your food waste, or to save a few dollars? There are many reasons to try and cut down on kitchen waste, but whatever your reason there are many ways to get the job done. From repurposing kitchen scraps into meals, regrowing vegetables or even using those scraps as compost … [Read more...] about Making the Most of Your Fresh Ontario Produce: Use Your Clean Kitchen Scraps
Many of us are doing our best to eat local Ontario produce, but one of the major difficulties in the Canadian climate is how to continue this throughout the year. Whether you’re buying your fruits and vegetables from farmers markets in Ontario or you’re growing your own, preserving the nutrient-rich produce is a concern. Try your hand at food … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Preserve your Local Ontario Produce
This weekend, with the help of my two younger children, I made some nest boxes for American Kestrels, which are small falcons that prey on mice, voles, grasshoppers. earthworms, songbirds and other small prey. They are beautiful birds, and will be returning to our area once again in late March or early April. Females (left) are larger and have … [Read more...] about What do you do in winter – part 2