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Bring on Ontario asparagus!

Bring on Ontario asparagus!

Now that warmer weather may finally be here to stay, the Ontario asparagus crop can really get moving. Along with the always welcome and delicious green stalks, keep your eyes peeled for the Purple Passion variety. These firm, juicy burgundy stalks, common in Europe, are sweeter than traditional green asparagus and maintain their deep colour when roasted or … Continue reading

Get your big blues now!

Get your big blues now!

Don’t be blue, eat Canadian blueberries. Now! Because Ontario’s blueberry season started two weeks early, it will probably be over by the end of August, according to Foodland Ontario. “With rare exceptions, there will be little supply by September,” says Stephen Bourne, supervisor of brand services. The good news, he says, is that the quality … Continue reading

Show your spear-it!

While cold weather continues to threaten fragile blossoms, Ontario asparagus soldiers on. A few emerald stalks showed up at farmer’s markets last week, and provincial crop experts say we should be seeing larger quantities “very, very soon.” To whet your appetite for one of the earliest asparagus seasons ever, here’s a new recipe from Foodland … Continue reading