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Grow Your Own Food: Know Your Canadian Gardening Zone

Grow Your Own Food: Know Your Canadian Gardening Zone

Grow Your Own Food  is an information series on gardening in Canada that will get you started on the right foot and help you every step of the way to having the garden you dream of! This series was originally written for and published on Food Bloggers of Canada. Whether it’s a backyard garden, community garden plot or a balcony container garden you’ve decided, 2018 is the year you want to have a garden.  The idea of growing our own food is something most…

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Preserving Lemons and Limes

Preserving Lemons and Limes

So one of the perks of being a Produce Manager and a foodie is that every morning is a little like Christmas. I tear into the huge pallets of fresh produce like a giddy school girl, excited to inspect all the fabulous contents. Naturally my fruit and vegetable consumption has gone up dramatically. You can’t move 1000’s of pounds of produce every week and not take it home and create with it. Being a huge lover of anything citrus one…

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Sugared Cranberry Bites

Sugared Cranberry Bites

We recently did an entertaining tasting event at work. Being a produce manager my selection to choose from is quite extensive. There are so many things I could have featured. At a meeting before the event someone had mentioned cranberry sauce. That started the gears in my mind turning. I thought it was a fantastic idea. So many people automatically reach for the canned cranberry sauce on the shelves they have no idea how easy and flavorful homemade cranberry sauce can…

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Lake Fever Festival of Trees Barrhead 2013

Lake Fever Festival of Trees Barrhead 2013

I made a huge move at the end of summer. I landed a fabulous job in a new town and embraced the adventure. But no matter where my life takes me there are two constants. Gingerbread and raising money for charity. And this year did not disappoint. One thing I have learnt in my short time here. Barrhead does it up right. From the Taste of Barrhead to the Pumpkin Walk (which we’ll talk about soon)  to the Festival of…

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A Taste of Barrhead

A Taste of Barrhead

  I had the pleasure of attending the second Taste of Barrhead this afternoon. Hosted by the Barrhead & District Chamber of Commerce, it was an opportunity for local businesses, churches and community groups to gather and present foods from the various countries around the world. From the moment I pulled up to the school I was excited, the parking lot was overflowing, a very good sign indeed. The gymnasium was a flurry of activity with live entertainment to line ups…

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