I have a giveaway, but sadly it’s for locals only. As in, you need to live in the Waterloo Region. If you do, then by all means enter! More details here. Continue reading
Category Archives: Locals Only
All the main ingredients in these meals are locally grown or produced. Common exceptions include spices and seasonings, as well as other staple items that are typically added in small amounts. If you’re curious about where something is from just ask!
Cabbage Mushroom Toasts: An Easy Meal that is Local All Year!
Around Kitchener and Waterloo cabbage and mushroom can be found locally grown all year. In the winter it is cabbage that was grown in the fall and has been stored. The rest of the year it’s totally way fresh. Either way, cabbage is a wonderful vegetable with many uses. We ate this as a … Continue reading
Visiting the Ol’ Cider Press
Here are pictures from our trip out to the Cider Press at Rolling Acres near St. Jacobs, Ontario. It’s a 20 minute drive from our house and we’ve been there three times this fall. You can read about our trip here. The press is in the silver building on the left. The apples are rinsed … Continue reading
Butternut and Caramelized Onion Pizza
I’ll try to keep this post short because I’m about to go for a walk. We are enjoying (Canadian) Thanksgiving today with my wife’s family. It’s a lovely fall day here in the Ottawa Valley on the Eastern side of Ontario. My Young Assistant is making a puzzle with his uncle, Madame is reading, … Continue reading
2 Sweet Ways to Preserve Sweet Peppers
My Youngest Assistant and I stopped by the incredible St. Jacobs Market (which is still awesome in spite of burning down a month ago!) on Thursday and grabbed a huge bag (1/2 bushel) of sweet yellow peppers. The bag cost $8. Considering that peppers can cost as much as a dollar each at the grocery … Continue reading
100 Mile Dessert: Candied Walnut Maple Ice Cream
This is it, our first 100% local ice cream. Sweetened with maple syrup and honey, it features local cream, milk, butter, and eggs (quite a few eggs it turns out). The walnuts are farm-direct (back in May we visited Grimo Nuts) from less than 100 miles away in the Niagara On The Lake area. It … Continue reading
The Pleaple have Spoken: Plum, Peach, and Apple Salsa
After returning to town we didn’t have time to hit up all of our favorite sources for fresh local foods, but we did find Ontario peaches and plums at the grocery store (they seemed to be from the Niagara region) and they were delicious! As it were, I was craving salsa (this is pretty much … Continue reading
Cardamom Apricot Pizza
As I’ve already stated, I’m pretty much obsessed with pizza. Maybe my favorite thing about pizza is the freedom to put whatever you want on a piece of dough and still be able to call it pizza. The discovery (well, for me it was a discovery, for others it was pretty old news) that fruit … Continue reading
Summer Pizzas Featuring Zucchini, Tomatoes and Basil. Correction – Lots of Basil.
Pizza is my favorite food. It’s my favorite food to make from scratch. It’s my favorite to go out for. Frozen pizza is even my favorite store-bought food (and one of the only ones I’m willing to eat)! Since pizza varies so much depending on where it’s from—homemade, pizzeria, grocery store, etc.—I don’t mind eating … Continue reading
Like most seasons, strawberry season happens once a year. (Thank you, Jon, for pointing out the obvious). Because of that around our house we feel the need to really cram the strawberries in. We have them at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have them pretty much any time we pass through the kitchen. At breakfast … Continue reading