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Zucchini (Photo by Dong Kim)

CSA: A Growing Season in Review

I’ve talked about supporting CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs on this blog (here and here), so some of you may already know that we purchased a half share  into Sunhill Gardens CSA program the last growing season (Sunhill is owned and operated by Wayne and Karen Sollid).  For those who aren’t familiar with CSAs, Sunhill has put […]

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Morels

Today’s shopping finds…

Typical Saturday of food-shopping. Went to: Old Strathcona Market, City Market, then Italian Centre. Ate and purchased some beautiful food and wanted to share with everyone. Gorgeous golden beets from Riverbend Gardens – Purchased a bunch for $4 but the beet greens on these were so large it consumed my entire shopping bag. Can’t wait […]

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Yummy Summer Freshness

Keeping a healthy and low-calorie lifestyle is easy in the summer when there’s such an abundance of fresh veg and produce. I’m not a big fan of veggie sticks but I love comforting, tasty vegetable dishes. Stuffed Gull Valley Tomatoes last night and Zucchini Hash this morning. Easy and yummy ways to eat those summer […]

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Raspberries

Exploring St. Albert’s Farmers’ Market

Thanks to a recommendation by Valerie, A Canadian Foodie, I went on an exploration of the St. Albert Farmers’ Market this past Saturday. Like most people, I look forward to Saturdays but I doubt most people love Saturdays for the same reason – FOOD SHOPPING DAY. I love perusing different places and vendors and looking for what’s fresh and seasonal. My […]

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Community Supported Agriculture

One of the books I’m currently reading is “Relax Honey”, a cookbook by Vancouver’s celebrity chef Vikram Vij and his wife and partner Meera Dhawala. In this book, Vij gives a recipe for using up the veggie that him and his family receive through their share in a CSA farm program. Hearing about this program was very […]

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