Variety of ice cream scoops in cones with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry

Blast Off To Flavour!

Sweets, the final taste-tier These are the voyages of hungry vegans everywhere It’s a meal-time mission To explore tasty new eateries To seek out delicious desserts And new bakeries To boldly venture where no vegan has gone before… An epic search...

Green Piece

E Pluribus Unum. The motto on the great seal of the United States of America first appeared in an ancient Roman poem as part of a recipe for making a fresh garden salad. From...
apples in a metal colander selective focus

The Not So Forbidden Fruit

See… a sculpted orb gleaming red; painted hues of bright crimson, kissing strokes of candy green. Smell… the freshness of the Earth’s yield; a perfume of blossomed nectar and Autumn sunlight. Touch… a firmly polished glaze;...
Haskap Berry

Haskap: The New Superberry

The Haskap Berry, also known as Honeyberry, or Blue Honeysuckle, or Edible Honeysuckle, or Sweet Berry Honeysuckle, or Swamp Fly Honeysuckle--or we can just refer to it by it’s Latin name, Lonicera caerulea--is enigmatic...
strawberry and truffles

Nobody Knows The Truffles I’ve Seen

January marks the end of one of my favorite seasons of the year. The Truffle season begins in mid September and lingers aromatically until the end of December. During this time, upscale restaurants throughout...
Olive grove

Planting Ahead

Terroir and Thermal amplitude (cool nights and warm days), enable olive oil production in the same area as wine. Olives are planted at the same time as grapes, and ripen immediately afterwards. Touring the...
Table of assorted greens

Fifty Shades of Green

Well, okay… maybe not fifty shades, just however many happen to be contained in Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli. Then again… science does tell us that the human eye...

The World of Olive Oil

The world of olive oil is just as complicated as the world of wine. “Italy has some of the most beautiful products that anyone can imagine”, Elena Lepori tells me. “But we don’t get...

Sweet Smell of Success

Garlic: everyone from Homer to Aristotle, from modern scientists to Doctor Mom, has praised its uses. Egyptian pharaohs kept garlic in their tombs to keep themselves healthy in the afterlife. Ancient Greek Olympians used...
Dark chocolate and raspberries

Bitter is Better

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt,” – and oh how right he was. When warmed, it is smooth, like dark flowing...

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