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Blueberry Oat Squares

 Heart healthy and totally yummy these scoops of blueberry and oat love are great served warm or cold. They are a wee bit tart and a wee bit sweet, my favourite dessert combination.  Serve it warm and just scoop it out into a small dessert bowl or serve it cold the next day and it’s […]

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Raspberries – little bundles of health

  Raspberry Handling Raspberries are extremely delicate. It’s best to pick your own or buy from a farmers’ stand or market. I leave them for the last purchase of the day when I buy them at my farmers’ market. Put them into the fridge as soon as you get home, I like to lay them […]

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Strawberries – nutrition, buying, handling and prepping

Strawberries are the warm up act for berry season. Sometime in June, the only fruit with its seeds on the outside, these ripe juicy red bundles of flavour start showing up at your local farmers’ market or grocery store. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of folate. They are […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What’s not to like? Chocolate? Ripe delicious strawberries? It’s a marriage made in heaven. Try not to eat all twenty by yourself, those calories can really add up. 20 ripe medium sized strawberries 2 oz (50 g) dark chocolate al least 70% cocoa mass – I used Dove Dark™ 71% cocoa mass 1 tbsp (15 […]

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Cranberries – health, nutrition and handling

Cranberries and Canadians. Both are cute and hardy. Cranberries survive in cool temperatures and thrive in conditions that most other plants don’t do well in: acid soil and few nutrients. Canadians survive in extreme weather and thrive on hockey and beer. Cranberries grow in sandy bogs or marshes and are popular in Ontario, British Columbia […]

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Chicken with Dried Cranberries and Orange

Chicken with dried cranberries and orange is a great way to make sure your next chicken dinner is moist and tender. In the poultry world nothing is worse than dried out rubbery chicken. Follow the quick and easy cooking instructions for this chicken with dried cranberries and orange and your chicken should end up tender […]

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Blueberry Crisp – using frozen local blueberries

a pan of blueberry crisp

Blueberry crisp isn’t just for the summer months. Use frozen local blueberries for a hint of summer in the middle of winter when you bake up this heart healthy blueberry crisp. I always switch to frozen local berries in the fall and winter months. It saves me money at the grocery store and the frozen […]

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