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2011

Garlic & Lemon Roasted Artichokes

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Serves 4 as a side dish, 6 as an appetizer.             Ingredients: 2 medium or large artichokes 6 medium garlic cloves, peeled: 4 cloves minced, 2 cloves thinly sliced 2 lemons, halved crosswise (smooth-skinned lemons that are heavy for … more →

Artichokes

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The globe artichoke, also called the “French artichoke” and “green artichoke” derives from northern Italian words for pinecone, an apt comparison to the thistle head of this bristly plant. Native to the Mediterranean region, the artichoke is the edible flower … more →

Horticultural Therapy

What if Toronto streets were lined with fruit trees, fragrant herb spirals, and butterfly gardens? What if the food we grew not only feed our bodies but our spirits as well? I had the wonderful opportunity to see just that … more →

Week of Dec 26th

IN ALL BOXES, YOU WILL RECEIVE: Artichoke (California) Avocado [Hass] (Mexico) Beet medley [Golden and Red] Bok Choy [Baby] Garlic [LFP, ON) Lettuce [Boston Green] (LFP, ON) Potatoes [Yellow Mini] (Manitoba) IN VEGGIE ONLY BOXES, YOU’LL ALSO FIND: Leeks (LFP, … more →

Mom’s Zucchini Bread

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It might be a little hard getting your head around the concept of baking with zucchini, but think about how good carrot cake is and you’ll want to give this a try.  Grated zucchini adds moisture and texture (an lots … more →

Zucchini

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Zucchini is a summer squash related to the Cucubrita pepo species, which includes varieties of melon, squash, gourd, and pumpkin. Like most squash, zucchini has been cultivated in Central and South America for several thousand years, though the varieties of … more →

Week of Dec 19th

IN ALL BOXES, YOU WILL RECEIVE: Arugula (LFP, ON) Gourmet greens salad mix (TO) Onions [Yellow] (LFP, Bradford, ON) Wildcard [Kabocha green squash OR Parsnips] (LFP, ON) Yams (LFP, ON) Zucchini [Green] (Florida) IN VEGGIE ONLY BOXES, YOU’LL ALSO FIND: … more →

Rosemary

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Associated with much mythology, rosemary derives from the Latin for “dew of the sea.” According to Greek legend, the goddess Aphrodite rose from the sea with rosemary draped around her shoulders. And it is said that the Virgin Mary spread … more →