Monthly Archives: July 2016

Two of the Sweetest Producers in Halton

You could say that honeybees are some of the hardest working producers in our food system. To make just one pound of honey, 556 worker bees need to fly over 55,000 miles to tap nectar from two million flowers![1] These super-producers work from spring into the fall, creating the liquid gold that Canadians love to…

May Newsletter Contest – Quiz Answers

Congratulations to the winners who entered the contest and correctly answered a free composter courtesy of Halton Region. 1. Which item should NOT be thrown into the Halton green cart? Banana peels Chicken bones Plastic price look-up labels (PLU) on fruits (correct answer) Shredded paper Dryer lint 2. Which of the following items can be used…

kNOw waste – Burlington community food waste exhibition

On Sunday May 29, 2016, the “kNOw Waste” Food Exhibition was held at Tansley Woods Community Centre in Burlington to educate individuals and raise awareness about the impact of food waste and to promote responsible consumerism. It was organized by Chris Choi, a Notre Dame High School student, and Taylor Meneghini and Rishia Burke from…

Homemade BBQ and Grilling Sauce

This versatile BBQ sauce can be used on the grill, as a marinade for tofu or vegetables or as a sauce for shredded chicken. Many homemade BBQ sauce recipes call for commercial ketchup. This one uses crushed tomatoes as the base. With the added honey and spices it has a sweet, tangy taste. Recipe of…

Maintaining your Backyard Tomatoes

July is Tomato Month. Actually Bill 179, Tomato Act is a recent piece of Ontario legislation that declares July 15th as Tomato Day and the tomato the province’s official vegetable of Ontario (even though it is technically a fruit) for its substantial economic contribution. Tomatoes are prolific and they grow fast in the heat and…