We love the zoo – best zoo around AND it’s free for the asking… people come here from all over because it’s so clean and well run. Come and show your support this weekend by running, cheering or donating… and bring your swimsuit… the waterpark is open…
Opening day is this weekend! what can you look forward to this time of year?
it’s robust and rich this time of year – and so good for you – most people need to think about becoming more alkaline since we live in an acidic world… food, stress, pollution and sedentary lifestyle can lead to too much acidity in your body – it can lead to a whole host of medical problems… foods like asparagus promote alkalinity… a much needed catalyst in our diet… raw or cooked… SO good… try lightly cooked with hollandaise sauce, a little butter and sea salt, or with goat cheese in philo pastry… mmmmm
Rhubarb abounds this year too …. with all of the rain the plants are growing like crazy… did you know that strawberry rhubab is sweeter and smoother tasting than other varieties? rhubarb crisp or with a little sugar in the palm of your hand… mixed into applesauce, or baked into a pie with another fruit like strawberries, it adds a natural sharp zesty flavour and aroma… rhubarb is EASY to grow, split and harvest…
there are a good many other things coming along in the garden too – fresh cut flowers, bedding plants, tomato seedlings and oh… I hear the coffee is pretty good there too (tee hee) I can’t grow coffee in Canada, but I can roast it a few hours before market – ever have REALLY fresh coffee???
Farmers are the inventers of food storage, so count on seeing many items harvested in the fall that still bear the Ontario grown logo… Potato’s, apples, turnip, carrots, onion, garlic (nice big garlic with amazing deep flavour… not like the cheap chinese garlic) and of course meats, cheeses, and poultry products are available year round….
Preserves are another way to extend our Ontario goodness – jams, jellies, and pickling to name a few…
Think that you can’t get local foods from Ontario year round? think again!!!
Wholesome, honest and subjected to real rules and regulations… when foods come from other countries… well…. you’ve read the news lately…. and Ontario farmers produce real food… right here at home… no games… be sure…
– BUY LOCAL –
or bye bye local
HA HA HA HA – tormenting the scammer Billy Lii May 19, 2011
thought I’d take my pound of flesh for all of you who fell victim to this Nigerian advanced pay scammer…. I sent this email just a couple of days ago…. to my surprise (sarcasm intended!!!) he has not responded…. LOLOLOL
are you ready with that Western Union cash transfer yet? would love to get
you all this coffee…
good news! I put your coffee on sale for half price… hurry before the sale
hope you are making out ok after the earthquake – heard the aftershock could
be felt all the way to Nigeria!
So the Wednesday market has launched for the season – downtown Peterborough, Friday Oshawa is tomorrow – from 8 til 4 … but we have to leave around 2 to get to Port Hope to set up for their Green Expo… of course Miss Katey will be roasting with me through the night to have enough coffee to cover the opening day of the Peterborough Saturday market … for Mothers Day weekend – come early for the best selection… bring your family…. bring your dog…. and stop by for a liver treat … the dogs LOVE my organic beef liver treats…
If you are looking for something one of a kind – or just want an outing – Mom would LOVE this…
loose leaf tea anyone? May 3, 2011
while on my tour of having a retail store (which will be revisited) I discovered the benefits of loose leaf tea. Not knowing much about tea is a detriment, so I enlisted the help of some tea guru’s I know. With their help, I have a supply of tea in house now – I have it at my booth at the farmers market on display…
Creamy Earl Grey – Fresh bergamont oil garnishes this high quality black tea accented with vanilla and cone flower
Margaret’s hope Darjeeling second flush – Another remarkable black tea… Picked in June, named after the original farmer’s daughter of this exquisite tea, and developed in Darjeeling, this tea is now very well known.
Black Rose Congon – very high end black tea accented with mature rose petals for a perfumy intoxicating aroma
Jasmine Dragon Pearl – rolled while picking, dragon pearl contains all of the tanins locked away deep in the pearl. Amazing how large the leaves are after they unfurl, and amazing how intense this tea is with very few beads added per cup
Jasmine green – perfumy green tea
Jasmine flower – beautiful white jasmine flower with all the benefits of green tea and intense aroma
Rose bud – a beautiful accent to any clear pot, or mug with the added benefit of a perfumy aroma
Pear Garden Prickly Pear – pure fruit tea, sweet, intoxicating aroma, perfect for iced tea with no added sugar
Dragon Fruit Prickly Pear – pure fruit tea, pink in the cup after brewing, another perfect iced tea, hot or cold, a personal favorite
Aloe Vera Berry Fruit – pure fruit tea, deep orangy yellow tea, benefits of aloe vera, try spreading the brewed tea bits on toast after brewing… almost a compot…
Activity Chai – Apple, spices, cinnomen, no caffeine, but lots of antioxidants, SO necessary for todays busy woman… Beautiful fruit flavour – lovely iced tea
Creamy Lemon – green tea base accented with lemongrass… all the benefits of green tea with a subtle hint of lemon merangue pie…
Green Cranberry Sencha – beautiful green tea with a hint of cranberry…
Blueberry Rooibos – an African origin tea and naturally herbal, with a beautiful wild blueberry accent
Prarie Roibos – African origin Rooibos chai… spicey, smooth and naturally herbal
Super Butterfly Peppermint Oolong- butterfly Oolong is $150 a pound… the tea blender I bought this from made an error when I ordered… I have infused this tea 4 times with all the original flavour of the first infusion. Amazing tea, intense and very rare… from the Wuyi mountains in China
Ginseng Oolong – said to have major weight loss benefits, this tea offers energy, caffeine and beautiful flavour. Infuse over and over …
and yes – Thanks to the Brewt, I can brew just a cup, so just ask!