Spring & Summer outdoor activities are synonymous with farm visits and fresh berry picking. With an abundance of summer berries ranging from strawberries, raspberries, Saskatoon berries and black currants, one is spoilt for choice through the summer. We visited Brooks farms located in East Gwillianbury, Ontario a couple of weeks ago. This family run farm has vast acres of various Berries, Peas, & Sunflowers. The sheer joy of walking through the fields and getting to pick your own berries is very relaxing and therapeutic indeed. Covid measures were in place when we arrived at the farm.One was able to buy ones baskets at the entrance of the fields. These baskets were of various sizes depending on the quantity one required. The farm also hosts a covered farmers market store that stocked on various fresh farm produce including asparagus, rhubarb, snap peas and corn. They also had a great variety of honey and maple syrup, home made old fashioned fudge and a variety of dairy and meat products. Berry picking is a delicious …
Summer spells an abundance of stone fruit like Cherries, Peaches and Plums in Ontario and have a fairly short season, which typically lasts a couple of months. Whilst the weather here in Toronto is warmer than usual, fruit picking and browsing by small farmers markets are a delightful activity. Last week we drove off with friends to the Niagara- On-The _Lake region.
I have often flirted around with the idea of attempting to start a cookbook club of sorts ,whereby one can discuss and review various cookbooks, share ones passion for cooking and baking or just attempt a Cook -The-Book by picking a recipe every month. Whilst I’m still a part of various online clubs and do join in when ever time permits.
Summers are perfect for firing up the grill and this recipe for Louisiana Cajun Chicken works just perfect for a Barbeque on the deck or even your stove top.This Cajun Chicken took center stage at dinner last week and got served up with a nice side of slaw and some Sriracha sauce to kick up the heat.
Pickle making is undoubtedly an age old tradition in India.Commonly known as “Achar” and served as a condiment or an accompaniment while complementing every Indian meal,adding a sweet n spicy zest to the palette.