Nutrition Facts

Blueberries

Blueberries

I wonder if I would appreciate blueberries as much as I do if it’s season wasn’t so short. The same goes for peaches and figs. -Also for these thin skinned fruits, it is best if you use organic.   How I prepare blueberries  After washing them, spread them out...

Rhubarb Information

Rhubarb Information

Is it a vegetable or a fruit?  Technically it is a perennial vegetable but has legally changed their category to fruit. Rhubarb may be pale green with hints of pink to a gorgeous deep ruby. You should not pick rhubarb into July, because it is a plant that recharges...

Mixed Bean Salad Recipe

Mixed Bean Salad Recipe

There are a hundred million mixed bean salad recipes out there.   This is my mom’s.  That is why it is here.  And I like it. When I was a young adult, but old enough to appreciate driving my mom to hang out at the shopping mall together, we had lunch at a fancy deli. ...

All About Oatmeal

All About Oatmeal

"Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy A kid’ll eat ivy too - wouldn’t you?" –Drake, Hoffman and Livingston 1943 Oats are high in soluble fiber, or prebiotic fiber, which means it can react with water to make healthy gut bacteria.  Unlike insoluble...

Oatmeal – Plain and Simple

Oatmeal – Plain and Simple

Like a cozy cable knit sweater, and just the right colour. Plain, simple comfort. I guess because I like to think I create with food, I forget about simple things. Like an artist sees an elephant in the stone or the eagle in the tree stump. I see the rose in the...

Benefits of Oatmeal

Benefits of Oatmeal

Oats are high in soluble fiber, or prebiotic fiber, which means it can react with water, making healthy gut bacteria. Unlike insoluble fibre like wheat bran which absorbs water and takes things with it as it moves through the digestive system and out. The soluble...