Tag Archives: Seasonal eating

Roasted Squash Salad with Apples

While summer has gone and with it the season’s glorious produce, autumn certainly had plenty to offer. Here’s a very tasty example from Foodland Ontario. While the ingredients called for are from Ontario, use your own local bounty. This salad has layers of sweetness from the squash, apples and honey, balanced by the cider vinegar […]

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Sweet Watermelon Pizza

There’s no doubt that watermelon is a summertime favourite. Truth be told, most people eat it simply because they love it. But it’s more than just refreshing. Check out some of its health perks such as its lycopene and potassium counts. Lycopene is the red pigment with antioxidant power and anti-cancer action that tomatoes are […]

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Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Haloumi Cheese

    This amazing tasting salad, inspired by my daughter Alyssa, is August perfection. The tomatoes and herbs from my garden and the peaches and corn from a farmer’s market together with haloumi cheese made for a perfect lunch one day and then the next and so forth. You get the message. While the haloumi […]

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5 health perks to reap while relishing your peaches

  Is there anything better in August then biting into a juicy peach? OK-maybe tomatoes are up there too but it’s pretty close. But truth be told, the nutritional value of peaches may be at the bottom of the list of reasons to eat them. The pleasures of the palate that peaches offer are hard […]

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Strawberry Arugula Quinoa Salad

It’s local strawberry season – yum!   Is there anything better tasting than local bounty? Here’s a  recipe  adapted from Foodland Ontario that offers both top notch nutrition and taste. It’s finally the season when  I can step into my backyard for many of the ingredients for this fabulous salad – arugula, parsley, basil and mint.  […]

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Five top reasons to eat strawberries- besides taste

OK – truth be told, you don’t need any other reason than taste to eat these luscious berries – especially right now as local strawberries hit farmers’ markets and store shelves.  Even if they didn’t offer top notch nutrition, they would be a sought after taste treat. But here are five top health perks of […]

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