It’s my Saturday morning ritual to head down to my Local Farmers’ Market to get my Produce for the week. I love the early morning, not a lot of people are at the Market early, so your pickings are premium. Here are a few reasons why I believe you should Support your Local Farmers Market:
Enjoying Each Season at the Market:
As I write this, it’s Fall or Autumn here in Toronto, and with the Weather turning more Crisp, it’s kind of nice to bundle up and head down to my Local Farmers’ Market, and check out the Farmers’ tables that are stacked with Colourful Fresh, Organic and Wild-Crafted Produce and other interesting Edibles. When you get close, the Farmers are busily rubbing their hands to keep warm, but once they see you, their smiles warmly greet you. (more…)
A little joke, that’s not really a joke, but it is…. I Hope you followed that!
This is a picture of my Niece’s Son Dax, who just picked all that Lettuce from my Sister’s Organic Garden all by himself.
Conventional / GMO Food
It wasn’t until the early 80’s that GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) were introduced into the Mainstream Public Conventional Grocery Markets. GMO Foods are Foods that have been altered at the Gene Level and have been treated with Antibiotics, Synthetic Chemicals and Hormones. In reality, this ‘Food’ is being created in a Laboratory by taking Genes from one Species and cross breeding them into those of an entirely Different Species. There is so much information about GMO’s and the Leading Consumer Advocate, promoting Healthier NON-GMO Choices, is Jeffrey Smith. I have read and highly recommend reading his books “Seeds of Deception” and “Genetic Roulette”. They are heart wrenching and eye opening at the same time. For More Information: Facts on GMO’s (more…)
It’s always hard when you go to Events and those Smiling people come at you with trays of what looks like Fun and Enticing Food. But, you need to remember, chances are those Fancy Snacks are mass produced and probably not that Healthy! (more…)
I was helping to host a BBQ Party for a large crowd of 60 people and I wanted to make sure we had Healthy, Fresh Fruit for Dessert. And what’s better than FResh, ORGANIC, RAW Watermelon! It’s in season now (September), so take advantage of using Watermelon whenever you can, in your Salad, in your Juice and just Sliced. (more…)
WONDERING WHAT TO FEED YOUR DOG?
When I got my little Chihuahua, it seemed like I was always heading to the Vet. My wallet in one arm, and Jasmine in the other. Medication after Medication, special Dry Diet Food after another. No one really seemed to know what was wrong with her. I often would find her limp and lifeless and quickly took her yet again, to the Vet where they would put her on IV and say she was dehydrated. Then, when I found her almost passed out and almost no life to her at all, I rushed her to my Vet, who insisted she go immediately into the Hospital. (more…)
Remember those long Shoe String French Fries? I sure do! I loved the Salt and Vinegar and used to get really excited when I found an especially long french fry! (more…)
RAW, Organic, Garden Fresh Bean Salad
My Mother always made her Famous Bean Salad when people were coming over to go swimming in our Pool, when we were having a BBQ and whenever we were going to go to my Parents’ Friends parties. I have to say, I loved her Bean Salad. (more…)
~SEA WEEDS ~
~ SEA VEGETABLES ~
~ SEA SONINGS ~
What are Sea Vegetables anyway? Sea Vegetables are Seaweeds used as Vegetables. Edible Seaweed are Algae that contain high amounts of Fiber and contain a Complete Protein. There are several different kinds of Algae – Green, Red and Brown, and most are Marine. One thing to know, is that most FRESHWATER Algae are TOXIC! (more…)
PULP FACT NOT FICTION
Whenever I juice my Oranges, Grapefruits, Lemons and Limes, I have alot of pulp left over. So what I do is take all the pulp and add it to a jug of filtered Water and let it sit for a bit. I then strain it and enjoy my Citrus Water. (more…)