Tag: fresh

Totally addictive Kale Salad

This salad is truly addictive, trust me. There’s something about the crunchy ingredients combined with the rich Asian flavours that makes you want more and more! Another wonderful feature of this salad is that it stands the test of time. You can make it the day before, or have it the next day for leftovers. [...]

Pruning your beefsteak tomato plants

This entry in our ‘Grow your own beefsteak tomatoes’ series is long overdue, but hopefully you’ve been weeding and watering and keeping things more or less under control. If your plants have gone a little bit wild, there’s still time to stake and prune them and encourage some healthy fruit.

Beefsteak tomato, sliced and looking glorious!

Step 1 for growing your own beefsteak tomatoes: Choose a variety, buy your materials and pick out a sunny spot for planting. Love the beefsteak tomatoes you pick up at the roadside stands and at the farmers’ market every summer?  Ever wished you could grow your own?  Getting started is pretty easy. There’s no shortage [...]

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Lemon & Dill

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Lemon & Dill Here’s a different and delicious take on pasta salad. It captures the essence of spring by using fresh, local Ontario ingredients to deliver a dish that’s light, fresh and crisp!

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UPDATE: In May 2015, Erin launched her Toronto-based Dirty Girl Urban Gardening Webseries. Subscribe and watch episodes on the Dirty Girl YouTube channel, and follow Erin on Twitter @DirtyGirlWeb. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Erin Spencer as our contributing recipe blogger! She is the founder of Erin’s Food Ideas, which features her own culinary [...]