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All choked up

All choked up

They’re big, they’re beautiful and they’re a pain to prepare. Why bother? Because artichokes are a rite of spring, and because the meaty, mineral-rich heart hidden deep within their armoured leaves make it (almost) worth the effort. Of course, as soon as I decided to write about this edible thistle I couldn’t find any medium-sized … Continue reading

Meyer Lemons are a New Squeeze

Toronto Star Winter 2011 When life gives you lemons, make it a Meyer. This California import, with its sunny yellow glow and heady tropical scent, is the Lamborghini of lemons. And its popularity is revving up, from restaurant menus to a supermarket near you. A natural cross between a lemon and a tangerine, Meyers are … Continue reading