Monthly Archives: October 2016

Join us at “Assembling the Ingredients”

The Council will be presenting its agri-food environmental scan of Halton at an upcoming free event. Click HERE to register. We encourage anyone interested in food-related issues in our community to attend. This event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in the initial visioning for a community-wide consultation in support of a food strategy for the region. Date:…

Savour local at Harvest Halton Oakville – Oct. 16

Prepare your taste buds for Harvest Halton Oakville on Sunday, October 16th! Between 1pm and 4pm, you will taste exquisite fare prepared by some of Oakville’s best chefs using fresh ingredients from local farms. At each of the nine participating restaurants, you can meet the chef behind the culinary creation as they prepare their exclusive…

E-newsletter survey – Enter to win!

The Halton Food Council would like to hear from your feedback on our monthly e-newsletter to better serve the interests of our community. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and will not impact your access to the e-newsletter. Your responses will be kept confidential and will only be shared with the Halton Food Council…

Minimizing our food waste this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, October is the time to be grateful for the farmers and the cooks who bring food to our table every single day. And what better way to celebrate the local bounty than sharing a feast with our family and friends? But Thanksgiving is also a time to reflect on…

On the Pumpkins to Pastries Trail

Hop on the Pumpkin to Pastries Trail – it’s time to savour the local fall flavours, colours, and adventures in Halton! Not sure where to start? Halton Region’s P2P Trail website breaks the event up into six categories: Fall Events & Attractions, Farms, Farmers’ Markets, Bakeries & Cafes, Restaurants, and Retail. Before you go anywhere,…

Recipe by special guest, Oakville’s Julia Hanna

This month we have a special guest in the kitchen, Oakville chef and restauranteur Julia Hanna. I don’t always love sharing my kitchen, but I’m happy to share it with a talented chef like Julia, who has been in the business of serving and promoting delicious and healthy food for 30 years! Her successful restaurants…

Warm up with a Hot Toddy!

It’s October and that means it is officially turtleneck weather here in Halton. Why not warm up with this light Hot Toddy? Hot Toddies are a traditional mixed cocktail that typically include whiskey, rum or brandy, herbs and holiday spices. This version is lighter in taste and in calories as it does not include any…

The Value of Seeds and How to Save Them

Why are seeds worth saving in the first place? The potential success of a seed depends on the specific growing conditions that a plant has adapted to. If growing conditions change too drastically, the seed might not successfully grow into a strong plant. For example, if a plant has adapted to the conditions in a…