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  • Tomato Party

    Tomato Party

    July 19th, 2017

    Pomodoro: the golden apple. Italians have such a wonderful name for this peerless fruit/vegetable! Start a new tradition and host a tomato party. Transform your garden haul into tomato sauce, tucking it safetly in the freezer to keep you supplied for the long winter to come.

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  • Give Carbs a Chance

    Give Carbs a Chance

    By Jennifer Sygo July 6th, 2017

    From popular diets to food trends, carbohydrates have had a bad rap over the last few years. Addictive, hard on our waistline, a risk for chronic diseases… these ideas have all been linked to carbs, positioning them as the perfect frenemy. But carbs have plenty of health benefits, not to mention a whole lot of deliciousness, so here’s how they should be done—not shunned.

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  • Al Dente!

    Al Dente!

    By Christina Blais July 6th, 2017 4 stars (1)

    It’s no surprise that pasta is one of the most popular dishes at the family dinner table: Canadians can’t get enough! To master the art of preparing the perfect plate of pasta, we delve into the secrets of how to cook it properly.

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  • What the Heck is Healthy?

    What the Heck is Healthy?

    By Abbey Sharp July 6th, 2017 5 stars (1)

    Cutting out fat, eliminating carbs, going vegan, eating meat, gluten-free or organic—how we define “healthy” has changed enough times to make our heads spin. From new mantras to the latest fad diets, it’s time to navigate what’s considered good food and bad food and address why that has never been more clear—or more confusing.

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  • Garden to Glass

    Garden to Glass

    May 16th, 2017 5 stars (1)

    One of the best things about summer is cocktail hour, which can really benefit from the garden. From minty mojitos to herbaceous Pimm’s Cups, fresh herbs are the stars of some of the best boozy beverages. And good news: they’re easy to grow! Here are four options that will take your cocktails to the next level.

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  • Trust Your Gut: Understanding our Microbiota

    Trust Your Gut: Understanding our Microbiota

    By Bernard Lavallée May 15th, 2017 5 stars (1)

    Bacteria. From surgeons to health inspectors to moms of runny-nosed kids, over 400 years of medical research and experience have taught us the wrong kind of bug can trigger infection, spoil our food and make us sick. But bacteria, and more specifically, our microbiota, may be linked to our health.

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  • Welcome to the Urban Jungle

    Welcome to the Urban Jungle

    May 15th, 2017 5 stars (2)

    There’s a lot to love about RICARDO Media’s headquarters but a favourite is our rooftop garden. At first, the steady stream of sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet strawberries was just another office perk, but today it’s growing into a passion shared by all. If we can grow a garden on a bare rooftop, you can, too—just let Ricardo and horticulturist Antoine Trottier help you lay the groundwork.

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  • Kitchen Table to Picnic Table

    Kitchen Table to Picnic Table

    By Christina Blais May 10th, 2017 5 stars (1)

    Before you pack up your picnic feast, we have some a few simple rules for keeping bacteria at bay—and taking the worry out of dining outdoors.

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  • Spoiled Rotten: How to Recognize Rancid Food

    Spoiled Rotten: How to Recognize Rancid Food

    By Christina Blais May 10th, 2017 5 stars (6)

    It's time for a thorough spring cleaning, and that also means tackling the pantry. To do this job right, look no further than your nose. From leftover walnuts to bags of whole wheat flour or the last dregs of olive oil, no container, bag or bottle should get by without a good sniff!

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  • How to Perfect the Art of Braising

    How to Perfect the Art of Braising

    By Christina Blais December 8th, 2016 5 stars (10)

    If winter had a scent, it would be the smell of a piping hot stew. What could be more comforting than fragrant, hearty sauce enveloping tender morsels of meat? To keep us cozy during the cold months ahead, our expert shares her secrets for a successful braised dish.

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