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Tag: Eat Local

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SOS Tips for Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

1 August, 2016 No Comments

Everybody has their own criteria for choosing fruits and vegetables from the produce section.  It’s not uncommon to see people pressing, touching, squeezing, smelling produce to try and suss out how ripe it might be. But what is the best method for choosing fruits and vegetables?

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Pouding Chômeur – Quebec’s Classic Dessert

For the last 90 years, the recipe for this dessert has been passed from one generation to the next with innumerable variations.

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Restaurant Day: eat at your neighbour’s place!

Do you dream of opening your own restaurant and serving people the dish that made you famous at office parties? You want to discover the hidden culinary talents of the people you pass every day in the street? Then Restaurant Day is for you!

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Community Supported Agriculture and Family Farmers

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), also known as “green baskets” is a socio-economic model that links individuals to local farms. Broadly speaking, the individual becomes a partner of a farm in his region, by buying in advance, a share of the farmer’s and/or breeder’s produce.

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Organic Week – September 19 to 27

8 September, 2015 No Comments

September 19 to 27 is Organic Week, Canada’s largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products. Hundreds of retail locations participate in organic promotions, while over 200 community-level events are held across the country. Events include everything from pickling workshops to recipe contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings.

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Must-Have Cookbooks

28 August, 2015 No Comments

In a time of cooking shows, food porn, and foodies’ blogs, most family kitchens house an incredible collection of cookbooks of all sorts. But what are the “must own” books that any house cook should refer to as useful mean to expand their repertoires? Here’s our list:

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Five U-pick tips

In summer, picking your own fruits or vegetables is one of the most pleasant family activities, as it allows you to spend quality time with your family, bring home fresh produce at great prices, and also teach the little ones, especially those living in cities, about the value of food that we are lucky enough […]

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Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada (according to OpenTable)

The online restaurant reservations provider OpenTable has unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada. This list has been generated from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, in more than 1,600 restaurants.

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5 Ways to Make Your Picnic Greener

Sun, nice weather, heat: picnic season is back! Any occasion is a good excuse to share a meal in the open air with family or good friends. This year, why not aim to keep your favourite picnic areas intact? Here are some tips to make the most of Mother Nature’s beauty respectfully:

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

4 May, 2015 No Comments

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.

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Open letter to Mr Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

20 February, 2015 No Comments

Dear Mr Coderre, Your decision to lose weight and get into shape in order to participate in the upcoming Tour de l’île de Montréal on May 31 is very inspiring. We congratulate you for being a “champion” of the 5/30 Health and Wellness Challenge, the awareness campaign that my company SOSCuisine.com contributes to by proposing […]

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GMO Apples developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

17 February, 2015 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The apples will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, based in Summerland, British Columbia. These apples are modified versions of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, […]