Orlando has a reputation for being the most fun place on Earth—and with the Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and more roller coasters and water parks than you could ever fit into your itinerary, it's no surprise that it's a hit with kids and parents alike (plus, here … [Read more...]
Brown Butter Crepes With Wild Blueberries
We've been enjoying the recent harvest of beautiful local blueberries and I was recently in contact with the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, the association that represents the growers and processors of wild blueberries. I had a chance to learn so much more about what we often call … [Read more...]
Insert Canning Pun Here
This morning I tucked my too-long bangs into a lovely Sister-Wife swoop, tied up my apron and set about canning a whole bunch of fresh, local peaches. It was the first time I ever canned alone. In previous years, I tried the process under the direction of some experienced canners who did most of … [Read more...]
I am surrounded by waist-high piles of fruit in my kitchen: apricots, cherries, blueberries, you name it. Steve keeps brining home vats of the Okanagan goodness and while I am pleased, I am also tired out from processing all of it! I am not even going so far as to can things, but the washing, … [Read more...]
What to serve now: Peach & Arugula Salad
The other night our family went out to dinner at one of our favourite little restos, L'il Baci. We feel totally at home there. The food is not too fussy and it's soooooo good! Aside from the staple dishes like polenta with duck ragu (my fave) they have seasonal dishes that change daily. This … [Read more...]
Local or Fair Trade?
Buying local and fair trade, both are buzzy catch-phrases in the quest for eco-friendly products. But what do they mean, exactly, and which one should you choose? This infographic will give you something to think about, so you can make an informed decision next time you have to make that … [Read more...]
Local vs Organic?
Such a hot debate lately! Have you thought about this? Should I buy organic, or should I buy local? How about this, do both! There is a wonderful service provided by many local organic farms, called Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Basically, you pay the farmer in … [Read more...]