Strawberry season is upon us! Here is a delicious breakfast recipe (page 9) to try with some fresh local #strawberries #Ontario
Fall harvest vegetables like Brussel sprouts are in season! When you’re cooking at home try adding them to your meals. You can add them to salads, you can stir fry them, steam them or try microwaving them.
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Beets are in season from July to December! When looking for beets, make sure they have no cracks or blemishes. The leaves should not be deep green or wilted. To prepare, wash and remove greens. Leave 5cm (2 inches) of stem and to keep the colour, don’t slice or cut before cooking. Click for more information on how to cook them.
Looking for ways to cook your veggies and fruit differently? Try grilling them! Rise, trim or cut up the vegetables or fruit as needed. Check to find out if they should be pre-cooked before putting them on the grill. Grill on medium heat using a basket, or grill indirectly on foil to avoid smaller pieces falling down.
Cucumber is in season from June until October. When at the grocery store look for firm, bright green cucumbers. Avoid cucumbers that are soft or have yellow streaks. You can also add cucumber to your water for flavour!
Starting in July plums are in season! When shopping for plums look for smooth fruit that is free from cracks, soft spots or brown spots. When you’re preparing the fruit, wash under cool running water with your hands then eat! Check out this resource for more great tips for eating veggies and fruit.
Green beans in Durham Region are in season from the beginning of July until the end of August. Eating more vegetables and fruit can decrease your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancers, high blood pressure and stroke.
Fresh and delicious peas are in season during the months of June, July and August! Take a look at this seasonal availability guide to find out when your favourite vegetables and fruit are in season.
Strawberries are in season in June and July. It’s a great time to buy them when they are freshest and taste best! Take a look at this great resource. It provides ideas on how to pick and prepare different veggies and fruit and also includes great ideas on how to help children enjoy more every day!
As the weather gets warmer, local fruit and veggies are available to buy. It’s a great time to try a new veggie or fruit because when they are in season they are usually cheaper and at peak freshness. Take a look to see what produce are available for you to try in Durham Region!
Asparagus is in season May and June! Buy in season veggies and fruit in your local area. Check out the link for some great tips on how to prepare and cook
Sweet and Crunchy Carrot Salad
Scrumptious winter is now in in Ontario. Try this seasonal dip recipe for your next holiday gathering. To reduce the sodium, try leaving out the salt!
Looking for ways to up your meal without using salt? Try some fresh in-season garlic to add flavour!