THE FOOD SERIES: Strawberries

THE FOOD SERIES: Strawberries

GUESS WHAT IS FINALLY IN SEASON!? The refreshingly delicious and vibrant strawberries! Can you sense my excitement? Looking at the photo already gets my mouth watering. DESCRIPTION: Strawberries belong to the same family as other berries including blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries and raspberries. They are part of the rose family with over 100 different varieties of strawberries […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Lime

THE FOOD SERIES: Lime

Refreshing, tart and powerful; let’s learn more about this amazing citrus fruit! DESCRIPTION: Limes are roughly oval, round, and spherical in shape, with green skin and a light yellow-ish green flesh. For many of us, we are most familiar with the sour and or bitter limes that are quite tangy in taste, however there are […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Almonds

THE FOOD SERIES: Almonds

Almonds have definitely increased in popularity over the years. What’s so good about them? Well let’s find out. DESCRIPTION: Almonds are technically the seed of the fruit from the almond tree, bearing very fragrant white and pink flowers. It is related to the peach, cherry, and apricot trees as it too bear fruits with stone-like […]

THE FOODS SERIES: Ginger

THE FOODS SERIES: Ginger

Ahh, good ‘ol ginger. Finally a Food Series post in the Herb and Spices category! DESCRIPTION: Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome (an underground stem of a plant) is most widely used as a spice and for its medicinal benefits. The flesh of the ginger rhizome may be found yellow, white, or even red […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Cherries

THE FOOD SERIES: Cherries

CHERRY SEASON IS GETTING CLOSE! I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT! DESCRIPTION: Cherries come in two types, the sweet cherry and the sour (or tart) cherry. Most of us are more familiar with the sweet wild cherries. These are most commonly eaten fresh and raw when they are in season. These sweet cherries are heart-shaped and […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Pumpkin Seeds

THE FOOD SERIES: Pumpkin Seeds

Finally my first post in the nut and seed category, how exciting! I’m starting off with a good one! DESCRIPTION: In Latin America, pepita is another named used for pumpkin seeds. This usually refers to the hulled and roasted version. Pumpkin seeds are flat, green, oval-shaped seeds that have a chewy, nutty and slightly sweet flavour. […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Tomatoes

THE FOOD SERIES: Tomatoes

Ahhh good ‘ol tomatoes. Have you gone to a local farmers market and tasted those tomatoes? Fresh, local, and in season tomatoes are so juicy and sweet. I honestly cannot eat grocery store/supermarket tomatoes anymore. DESCRIPTION: As many of you know, tomatoes are actually the fruit of the plant, so they are technically fruits and not […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Figs

THE FOOD SERIES: Figs

Definitely has become one of my favourite fruits, especially since we grow it in our backyard! So blessed. There’s nothing like watching friends try fresh figs for the first time. So priceless. DESCRIPTION: Figs grow on the Ficus tree which is part of the Mulberry family. They have an interesting opening, called “ostiole” or “eye” which […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Quinoa

THE FOOD SERIES: Quinoa

Pronounced keenwah/keenuwah. Is it just a healthy food trend? How nutritious is it really? Let’s find out! DESCRIPTION: Quinoa is often categorized and considered a grain due to the way we consume them, even though it is unrelated to other cereal grasses such as oats, barley, and rye. Interestingly, it is actually part of the […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Bell Peppers

THE FOOD SERIES: Bell Peppers

Not only is it delicious and refreshing, but it gives any dish that instant pop of colour and crunch! DESCRIPTION: Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers or capsicum. They are part of the nightshade family which also includes potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. This edible nightshade foods have been known to create concern due to its […]