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Sautéed Pac Choi

Happy Chinese New Year! If you’re looking for a simple side dish for your Chinese New Year gathering, this is your ticket. This dish needs only a few ingredients, yet packs a ton of flavour. If you planted pac choi in your winter garden, grab a few from outside, sauté, and serve along rice and…

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
10 Oct

All kinds of pumpkins can be used to cook with to make this, our best pumpkin pie recipe. The best ones have the least interior fibre. We baked pumpkin pies after our 2011 squash trial using Galeux d’Eysines – and they were GOOD. Before you can use your pumpkin as an ingredient, it needs to be…

Fennel and Golden Beet Salad

Fennel and Gold Beet Salad with Sliced Almonds, Citrus, and Mint
15 Aug

The elements of this Fennel and Golden Beet Salad really benefit from the use of a mandoline slicer to achieve very thin, even slices. Both the fennel bulb and beet are sliced this way (on the thinnest setting), but they are raw. A thicker slice would do, but the salad would be much crunchier. This…

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Margherita Pizza with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Pizza Margherita with Cherry Tomato Sauce
14 Aug

Pizza Margherita is supposedly the original prototype of all pizzas that followed. Tradition holds that its three simple toppings symbolize the red (tomato sauce), green (basil), and white (mozzerella) of the Italian Flag. It is a pizza constructed with restraint, that features the simple flavours of a minimal number of toppings. There are a multitude…

Simple Roasted Garlic

Simple Roasted Garlic Recipe
14 Aug

Roasting garlic transforms it from spicy, sharp, and pungent to sweet and smokey. The garlic loses its hard texture and becomes creamy and smooth. There are lots of ways to achieve this, but our preferred method is this simple roasted garlic recipe. Preheat the oven to bake at 400°F (205°C). Using a sharp knife, carefully…

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Simple Corn Soup

Simple Corn Soup Recipe
6 Aug

Simple Corn Soup: Three little words that really mean what they say in this recipe. This is the perfect summer soup to serve warm and start a harvest meal. It provides all the joy of buttery rich sweet corn on the cob, except there’s no cob, no buttery fingers, and no mess! This soup transforms…

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe
23 Jul

Ah, the zucchini – the crop that keeps on giving and giving! By the fifth week of harvesting bundles of the tender fruits, you’ve had it in pasta. You’ve had them grilled. You’ve made zucchini bread. You’ve even tried the Masala Zucchini recipe! As tempers wear thin, and you begin to question the wisdom of…

How to Cure Garlic

How to Cure Garlic
4 Jul

Garlic is an incredibly economical crop. Planted in the fall, it grows very slowly over winter, and is ready to harvest in late spring to early summer the following year. If it is dried and cured properly, it will stay ready to use for months — even into the following spring. So from a relatively…

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Gazpacho Verde Recipe

Gazpacho Verde Recipe
26 Jun

This Gazpacho Verde recipe makes the perfect introduction to an outdoor meal on a hot summer evening. Served chilled, it is both cooling and refreshing, with a refined flavour that is out of this world. This cold (vegan) soup can form the base for countless variations of garnishes and complementary items. It’s a very simple…

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Simple Radicchio Salad

Simple Radicchio Salad Recipe
10 Jun

This is one of the fastest, easiest salads we know of, but it looks sensational and tastes great. It is easily adapted by switching out one or more ingredient, but the radicchio is essential. We are always amazed by how unfamiliar this delicious and easy to grow vegetable is in North America. Describing its flavour…

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Home Made Soy Milk Recipe

Home Made Soy Milk Recipe
27 May

Soy is a fairly easy plant to grow. A single packet of seeds can produce enough soy beans at the end of the season to process into several liters of pure home made soy milk. For a short cut, you could use certified organic soy beans for sprouting, and follow the recipe below, but we…

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Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe
20 May

Does removing the scape from hard-necked garlic really improve the size of the bulb and cloves? That’s the commonly understood wisdom among garlic growers. Whether it is scientifically true or not, garlic scapes are edible and packed with garlic flavour. The scape is the flower stalk that emerges in late spring or early summer, including…

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