Posted in July 2014

Mad about Melons

Mad about Melons

  Randy Weinstein comes by his passion for melons naturally. His dad, Seymour, met his mom on a watermelon buying trip to Florida and the family’s 85-year-old “house” at the Ontario Food Terminal is now the country’s largest melon importer. “I sell happiness,” says the third-generation specialist, who took over Canadian Fruit and Produce with his … Continue reading

Hats off to haskaps

Hats off to haskaps

  Oh Canada, we have a new berry. It’s big, it’s blue and it’s easy to grow, from Northern Ontario to downtown T.O. Haskap’s Japanese name, haskapu, translates as “Little present on the end of the branch.” That’s where the long, oval berries congregate, hidden beneath branches of flat green leaves. Haskap tastes like a … Continue reading

Lost in Lisboa

Lost in Lisboa

Greetings from Lisbon, capital of Portugal, famed for its long history, lively neighbourhoods, dazzling light and good food. Though local women in stiletto heels seem to have no problem managing the cobblestoned streets and steep hills, I only lasted half an hour in my sensible sandals before switching to running shoes. Walking is the best … Continue reading