Tagged with Loblaws

It’s a corn-u-copia!

It’s a corn-u-copia!

It’s been a tough summer for Ontario corn producers, though you wouldn’t know it from the mountains of sleek cobs heaped in farmers’ markets across the city. Until recently, growers of sweet corn and other vegetables were watering their fields 16 to 18 hours a day just to keep the crops alive and cranking up the AC … Continue reading

Finger these limes!

Finger these limes!

Megan Shanley Warren is on a mission, to promote the funky little fruit her dad is harvesting on his California ranch. From the outside, the finger lime needs all the help Warren, a marketing grad, can muster. The leathery green or brown cylinder, 1 to 3 inches long, resemble skinny dill pickles. Cut one open and … Continue reading

One sweet apple

One sweet apple

Get your taste buds dancing! There’s just a week or two left to taste the 2012 crop of SweeTango apples, so keep your eyes peeled. This freckled red beauty with the snap-happy crunch and sweet-tart flavour, released in 2009 after more than 20 years of research and trials, is a cross between the now colossally … Continue reading

This donut’s peachy

Amid the glorious peaches from Niagara, which we’re so lucky to have in this challenging year, comes a jaunty outlier from south of the border. Donut, saucer, Saturn, call it what you will, this juicy little white peach is cotton-candy sweet with a hint of almond. It’s also a complete pain to grow, according to … Continue reading

History in the Breaking

On March 24, at noon, Eastern time, staff at more than 250 Loblaws banners across Canada picked up knives and prepared to attack an unsuspecting wheel of cheese. Their goal – to earn a Guinness World Record for the most wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano ever cracked open simultaneously. And they did it! According to Guinness officials, … Continue reading