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Artichokes: Your Antioxidant Fix

Artichokes: Your Antioxidant Fix

Posted Oct 5th, 2017 in In The Kitchen, Food Stories

Artichokes are loaded with antioxidants to keep us healthy. But those aren't the only benefit of eating this cousin of the common thistle.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Peter Norville

The Hands that Feed Us: Peter Norville

Posted Oct 3rd, 2017 in Eating Niagara, On the Farm, The Hands That Feed Us, Food Stories

Peter Norville is a seasonal agricultural worker from St. Lucy, Barbados, who comes to Niagara each summer to work in a fruit orchard.

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A Chef's Knife and a Prayer: The Story of Chef Dave Hamer

A Chef's Knife and a Prayer: The Story of Chef Dave Hamer

Posted Sep 21st, 2017 in Beyond Niagara, In The Kitchen, Food Stories

Chef Dave Hamer and his wife, Carolyn, run River Spring Lodge, an inn in Darien Center, New York. They've devoted their lives to food and spirituality.

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How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Tea

How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Tea

Posted Sep 15th, 2017 in In The Kitchen, Food Stories

Brewing the perfect cup of tea doesn't have to be difficult but there is an art to it. Here's how to steep the perfect cup of tea.

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Mangos: Easy on the Eyes and Taste Buds

Mangos: Easy on the Eyes and Taste Buds

Posted Aug 30th, 2017 in Food Stories

Mangos have many health benefits, including being good for eyes, especially as we age. It doesn't hurt that they also taste good, too. I originally wrote this story about the health benefits for mangoes for Lifetime Daily.

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The Hands that Feed Us: Kennedy Williams

The Hands that Feed Us: Kennedy Williams

Posted Aug 28th, 2017 in The Hands That Feed Us, Food Stories

Kennedy Williams is a seasonal agricultural worker from Grenada who comes to Canada up to seven months a year to work on a fruit farm in Niagara.

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Fresh or Dried, Figs are Bursting with Health Benefits

Fresh or Dried, Figs are Bursting with Health Benefits

Posted Aug 18th, 2017 in Food Stories

The health benefits of figs are undeniable, no matter if eaten fresh or dried. Grab some at the grocery store or grow some in your own backyard.

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Jiminy Cricket! Edible insects for dinner?

Jiminy Cricket! Edible insects for dinner?

Posted Aug 8th, 2017 in Eating Niagara, Food Stories

Laura-Lea Guitard owns The Bug Buggy, a business that specializes in edible insects, including mealworms and crickets. Who wants some bugs for dinner?

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Nothing Fuzzy about Nectarines: They're Good for You

Nothing Fuzzy about Nectarines: They're Good for You

Posted Aug 5th, 2017 in Food Stories

There's nothing fuzzy about it. Nectarines are good for you. The health benefits of nectarines are plentiful, just like this fruit is during the summer.

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The Health Benefits of Plums are Pretty Peachy

The Health Benefits of Plums are Pretty Peachy

Posted Aug 4th, 2017 in Food Stories

The health benefits of plums are pretty peachy when you think about. Good thing these stone fruits are available early summer to fall.

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