Seasonal Eating

Fall Salads

Once you have started eating seasonally you start to have a whole new relationship and appreciation for lettuce. What once may have been taken for granted becomes an almost holy experience when you go without it for the better part of the year. In October heads of lettuce gradually begin getting smaller as a stark reminder of the season coming to a close and the earth going within to regenerate for another season. We love our fall salads and eat…

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Seasonal Snacks: September

It’s September and that means school is back in session and that means busier schedules, lunches and after school snacks. Don’t let that be a reason to slip up on your seasonal eating habits. We are still in full swing of seasonal snack ideas with lots of options at your local market and fruit stands. September Snack Fresh Food Ideas cherry tomatoes pears & apples celery sticks (ants on a log anyone?) grapes sweet peppers broccoli & carrots blueberries (get…

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August Abundance

I think that August might be the peak month for produce shopping at the local market. I could be wrong but I think mid-August might provide the widest array and biggest cross-section of fruits and vegetables. Apples and pears start to come in while¬† you still have all the summer berries blueberries, strawberries, blackberries (my favorite) and even the tail end of raspberries can be found in August. You get plums, nectarines, apricots and of course who can forget peaches.…

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Recipes for August

Here are some great seasonal recipe ideas right from the source: Farmers. This is a list from the Farmers Almanac website people who remember what it is like to eat in season and grew up doing so right out of their back yards. http://www.almanac.com/content/whats-season-summer-recipes

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What’s at market in April?

The farmers market opens up mid April in many cities around the Okangan. Mine is no exception. The vendors never cease to amaze me with the bounty that they carefully tend in these precarious early weeks to delight the seasonal shopper. Baby greens are mostly what you will find fresh these days but oh are they ever so tasty after a winter of frozen spinach and dried kale. Baby beet greens are tender enough to eat raw. Tender onions can…

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All those Apricots

If you live in Kamloops like I do chances are come the end July or early August you don’t ever want to see another apricot as long as you live. There are even people in this town who think the trees should be banned. I happen to enjoy their abundance for one very key reason….fruit leather. My kids inhale fruit leather in the fall like it is candy, which it kind of is. Apricots make my job with fruit leather…

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"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

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