Isn’t it thoughtful of the seasons to allow pumpkin to be ready, just in time for Thanksgiving? But seriously, pumpkin and other orange squash like hubbard or butternut taste great in everything from soups to breads to brownies…and of course, pumpkin pie. Now is the time of year to buy those lovely little pumpkins or other squashes, and use them in a multitude of wonderful … Continue reading Pumpkin Recipes: From Soup and Pie to Brownies
It’s the beginning of peak season for apples here in Nova Scotia, and you’ll find them piled high at farm stands right through to October – although local apples are available pretty much year-round. Here are two ways to make use of your market haul. CLASSIC BAKED APPLES 6 medium sized apples, washed1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 cup apple juice … Continue reading Baking with Fresh Nova Scotia Apples
Blueberries are a great source of fibre, vitamin C, manganese and other nutrients. They have high antioxidant power and their phytonutrients have been studied in relation to many degenerative diseases. Blueberries have been shown to be health-supportive with regard to cardiovascular, cognitive and optical health, in particular. So, enjoy while in season and stock up! Studies have also shown that fresh-frozen berries maintain their nutritional … Continue reading Blueberry Recipes for Vinaigrette, Coffee Cake and Chutney
July through September is prime time for zucchini (also known as summer squash – or courgette, if you’re feeling fancy) in Nova Scotia. Here are three of our favourite zucchini recipes to put that summer bounty to good use.Continue reading “Zucchini Recipes: Soup, Relish and Chocolate Cake”
Carrots are popular for good reason, as they have numerous health benefits. Carrots may be white, red, yellow, orange or purple. Each type of carrot contains slightly varying amounts of antioxidants; however, they all contain many beneficial nutrients. This root vegetable is most well known for being a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the body, making … Continue reading Root for the Carrot
Ahhhh…‘tis the season for rhubarb. It always seems that folks that don’t have rhubarb in their gardens can’t get enough of this astringent veggie, and those that don’t want it can’t get it out of their garden. If you don’t want it, you probably just don’t know how versatile it is. We’re going to share a few of our favourite recipes to remedy that. STEWED … Continue reading So Much Rhubarb!
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to get excited about the fabulous local vegetables this season has to offer. One exciting and less known, or perhaps less popular vegetable is turnip. This delicious veggie is jam packed with vitamins A, K, C and folate, and can offer an extra pow with the role it plays in cataract and cardiovascular disease prevention. Along with … Continue reading Tickled about Turnip
Trying to get kids eating healthy can be difficult. Trying to get them to eat local, seasonal, sometimes unfamiliar veggies can be even more of a challenge. But pairing some seasonal fruits and vegetables with other foods they’re more familiar with can be a good way to ease kids into eating, and thinking more locally and sustainably. With a little creativity, you might find that … Continue reading Cooking With Kids: Simple Kid-Friendly Recipes
We’re sharing a guest post from Farmers’ Markets Cooperative of Nova Scotia, featuring 10 recipes with our favourite fresh, seasonal ingredients, like asparagus, fiddleheads and rhubarb. Time to head to the market! 1. Asparagus and Mushroom Galette with Goat Cheese, Bacon and Balsamic Reduction Photo and Recipe by Kevin Lynch 2. Rhubarb Vinaigrette Photo and recipe by Dinner With Julie. Get the recipe HERE. 3. Spring … Continue reading It’s Springtime! 10 Seasonal Recipes to Impress Your Guests
I didn’t believe it, but it’s true, making pizza dough from scratch is really simple. It is also fun, and doesn’t take a lot of time. Plus, it saves a lot of $dough$ too (pardon the pun!). There’s no more excuses for not giving it a try! I recently had the opportunity to receive a private lesson from a baking guru friend of mine. I … Continue reading How to make yummy pizza dough from scratch…It’s EASY!