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Squash is a winter treat

There’s a near endless variety of winter squash — and recipes to use them in

Winter squash come in various shapes, sizes and textures in shades of green, yellow, orange, white and even blue. Their tough outer rind sets them apart from their summer cousins (zucchini, patty pan and crookneck squash) which are harvested while immature and their skins are soft and tender. Because of their extended growing time, winter […] Read more

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My favourite salsa recipes

It’s the perfect way to preserve extra tomatoes from the garden

Some people love this time of year because of the changing colour of leaves, the rumble of the combine or the kids going back to school. I love it because of the fresh garden tomatoes and homemade salsa. If you’ve never made your own fresh salsa, stop everything and make a batch right now; you’re […] Read more

Enjoying Manitoba’s sweet corn season

There’s nothing quite like fresh locally grown corn on the cob

Do you remember a time when corn on the cob was only available for a limited time each year? When sweet corn had to be cooked just hours after being picked? When corn on the cob was served for breakfast, lunch and dinner for two weeks straight? I always loved corn season, but by the […] Read more

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Let’s get jammin’

Prairie Fare: Jam and jelly recipes to get your taste buds going

Making your own jams and jellies is an easy and delicious way to capture the great tastes of our Prairie fruits. Luckily for us, today, jam making is easier than ever. What was a never-ending chore and means of survival for our grandmothers is now a hobby for us. We have the luxury of preserving […] Read more

More burgers more often

Summertime is burger time and the variety can be almost endless

When the days are long and the sun shines bright, burgers with fresh seasonal veggies and endless salads are the way to go. And with so many variations available, it’s easy to enjoy a different burger every week. But, if your family is like mine, they may be hesitant to try new burger recipes for […] Read more

Grow your own herbal tea garden

Prairie Fare: Apple and rhubarb herbal tea blend

This summer, consider growing your own herbal tea garden. Not only will you enjoy amazing flavours as you harvest your herbs, but you’ll enjoy lovely foliage and flowers in your garden all summer long. Luckily for us, tea herbs are easy to grow and require relatively little care. Most thrive in full sun in average, […] Read more

Eat your weeds

Prairie Fare: Some of those pesky plant pests are good for you

Chances are you have a few dandelions, chickweed, purslane, lamb’s quarters or even stinging nettle growing in your yard. Keeping up with these vigorous growers is a constant chore. To make the task a little more fun this year, why not try eating them? That’s right, eat your garden weeds. Eating weeds is not as […] Read more

Freeze-ahead convenience foods

You can either make intentional freezer meals or just double up recipes and freeze some for later

It won’t be long until spring gets underway and winter routines are replaced by long hours of field work. Knowing what lies ahead, now is a good time to start stashing away a few freezer meals to lighten the load. Making freezer meals is easy and convenient. It can be as simple as doubling a […] Read more

Superfoods aren’t superheroes

Trendy foods are no cure-all or replacement for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle

Every year, popular magazines and trend watchers release lists of must-eat “superfoods” that will boost our health and overall well-being. The idea sounds appealing — eat this food and you’ll feel great and improve your health. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy — superfoods are not the superheroes they’re made out to be. The concept of […] Read more

It’s citrus season

Prairie Fare: This fruit family has more to offer than most can imagine

January to March is citrus season, the time when North American oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes are at their peak. Take full advantage of the season and explore all the citrus fruit offered in the produce aisle. To help you make the best of the season, here are some tips and recipes for you to […] Read more