Beets are a versatile and delicious vegetable. Both the beet and its greens are edible, and can be used in a variety of tasty and simple dishes. Beets come in a red-purple colour, as well as golden-yellow. They’re a good source of potassium, a nutrient that helps the body maintain a healthy blood pressure; and folate, a nutrient that’s especially important for pregnant women and … Continue reading Beet Those Winter Blues!
I know that a lot of us are pretty tired of eating root vegetables – but honestly? I don’t think I can get sick of potatoes. Continue reading “Homemade Spicy Samosas”
Back in spring I wrote a post about my love of potatoes and showed the beginning of my rubbermaid bin potato patch. I promised to give an update about how it all worked out. So, to recap – After I had already planted my garden in spring, I found an old bag of organic potatoes in the EAC basement that were definitely past their prime. … Continue reading Potato Container Gardening
I admit it. I’m a potato lover. I grew up in rural Manitoba and my parents always grew a really big garden that had, among other things, rows upon rows of potatoes – enough to feed our family of five throughout the winter. To me, potatoes kind of symbolize the feeling of ‘plenty’ – because even if there’s not much else in the kitchen, you can … Continue reading Potato Love
Last night we hosted one of our most popular cooking workshops to date: Indian Food! Satya Ramen was our intrepid instructor. Satya explained the differences between dals, how to make clarified butter and ghee, and then led us through 3 main dishes, a salad, raita, and dessert! The menu: Potato Masala Palak Paneer Dal Fry Raita Carrot and Apple Salad Semolina Pudding We found all … Continue reading Spring Cooking Class Recipes: Flavours of India, Foods of Nova Scotia
It’s been a busy, busy winter of workshops. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be publishing a series of posts featuring the delicious meals of the past few months. Enjoy! Elisabeth Bailey, a (local) food writer from the south shore as well as a fabulous cook, spent her Valentine’s Day in the kitchen of Local Source Market, teaching a group of foodies a thing or two about … Continue reading Loving Recipes (For You, Yours and the Earth)
This past weekend, my husband’s family came to town to celebrate Christmas with us. We wanted a nice celebratory dinner, but we’ll all be doing turkey next weekend, so that seemed like overkill. After some thought, and with the help of my good friend Google, I decided to go for a British style roast beef dinner, complete with Yorkshire puddings. I had fun, tried a … Continue reading Local Food for the Holidays