Tag Archives: local food

5 Simple Ways to Eat Better Without Counting Calories

Farmer's market

I’ll be honest: my days of counting calories were pretty much over before they even began. I don’t think it’s an effective way to eat well and I believe food is worth more than the macronutrient sum of its parts. Although I will occasionally calculate daily or macronutrient intakes for clients if they specifically request […]

Soothing Oven-Stewed Pears Infused in Tea (vegan, free of gluten & dairy)

My motto for the holidays is straight-forward and always the same: keep it simple. Keep it simple, simple, simple.  That extends to business events, outings with friends and family, holiday parties, and naturally, it also extends to food. Earlier this fall, The Honest Leaf in Toronto sent me samples of three of their tea blends […]

Demystifying Definitions: Local Food vs Organic Food vs Sustainable Food

Last week I attended Health Professionals Day at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. One of the presenters, Dr. Amy Bowen, Research Program Leader of Consumer Insights at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, hit on the point that many Canadians are confused about some of the key food production terms bandied about in […]

How to Plant Garlic (with a small yard or a big one!)

Many people take it at the first sign of a cold or flu. Me? I like it because of its taste (and because it wards off vampires!) This time of year, when the weather is seesawing between late fall and early winter temperatures (and the sometimes crazy weather that falls in between – like sunny […]