Category: Fruit

Blueberry-Poppyseed Honey Banana Bread

Blueberries are nature’s perfect little superfood and thanks to growers in Chile, these little blue dynamos* are available in grocery stores during the winter. Fresh blueberries are natural cancer-fighters. Heart-healthy, full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber, blueberries are the perfect go-to fruit to pack great nutrition into every meal. But not everyone understands how …

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Quinoa Grapefruit Blueberry Breakfast

During the cold and dark winter months, it’s important to stay warm and well-nourished. Using in-season ingredients and produce is a simple way to brighten your winter blues and introduce authentic vitamin-rich flavour to your meals. “Florida grapefruit reaches its best taste during the heart of winter, making it a great source of fresh, nutrient-rich …

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Flourless Pancakes with Berry Compote

Do you eat breakfast each day? According to the Dietitians of Canada, nearly 40 per cent of Canadians skip breakfast each day, often because there isn’t enough time in the morning to eat. But choosing a balanced breakfast doesn’t have to take long – it just takes a little planning ahead. “In my 18 years …

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Berry Blue Smoothie Recipe

There’s no better time than the arrival of the new year to resolve to eat better. But “better” doesn’t have to mean boring; not with ample supplies of fresh blueberries, nature’s perfect “superfood”, available all winter long.  Chile’s blueberry crop is being harvested right now, during the southern hemisphere’s summer, arriving in Canada fresh, juicy …

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Florida Grapefruit Superfood Salad

The New Year is a time to reflect on the year behind us and plan for exciting months ahead. For many of us, it’s a chance to re-evaluate our food choices and set new healthy goals. To help you kick start your resolutions and refuel after a season of indulgence, try adding superfoods to your …

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Perfect Pair Pear Puffs

While holiday entertaining has its rewards, it can also be a hectic job. This year, host with ease by relying on versatile and simple-to-make recipes. These Perfect Pair Pear Puffs work splendidly as a crispy, creamy and completely delicious appetizer or brunch treat. More seasonal recipes are available online at www.tenderflake.ca. Perfect Pair Pear Puffs …

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Recipe: Grape Frangipane Tart

Here’s a recipe for a holiday table triumph: a dessert that’s refreshing, elegant and rich, yet not heavy or overly sweet. The Grape Frangipane Tart looks like a jewel and tastes like a dream with juicy grapes and the complementary flavour of almonds. Begin with your favourite tart dough recipe or purchase the best tart …

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Canning 101: How to Make Apple, Banana and Pumpkin Butters

During the fall months, I look forward to going to our local orchard and purchasing some fresh fruits and vegetables. After I get home, I enjoy getting out my water bath canner and canning supplies, and making up a few batches of various butters. Canning is a lot easier than it sounds and making butters …

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4 Easy Steps to Making Your Own Jam, with Recipe

Follow these four steps for almost every jam you make Choose your fruit. Wash & crush it Boil the fruit in a little plain water till soft When soft & cooked, add the sugar and pectin, mixed. Then add lemon juice or cream of tartar Boil rapidly to 104° C (220°F) and it will be …

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Spicy Strawberry Chutney with Baked Brie

Sriracha and caramel; cayenne and chocolate; ghost pepper and molasses; chilies and honey. If these flavours have your mouth watering, then the sweet heat trend may be inviting your tastebuds out for lunch. Gone are the days when a simple touch of heat was enough to make a dish stand out. The demand for greater …

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