Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016 Environmental Scan

The Council released its 2016 Environmental Scan of the stakeholders, programmes, and services related to food in Halton. The scan includes a short version of the database at the end of the report. The full version is available at 2016 Scan Database.

Celebrating around the dinner table: Introducing two of our board members

With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought I’d share some thoughts about the dinner table… a forgotten fundamental object that makes eating together possible and brings us closer by sharing a meal. It’s no surprise that the Halton Food Council chose a round table for its logo, and it’s around the family table that…

Culinary local delights at Harvest Halton

This October, Harvest Halton Oakville highlighted the flavours of fall with a spectacular culinary event, pairing nine of downtown Oakville’s restaurants with seven of the Region’s finest farms. Chefs prepared exclusive dishes using local ingredients and served up samples to each taster as they followed the maps on their Harvest Halton passports. There was so…

Sprouting Fresh Greens in the Winter

As gardeners, it is easy to miss the enjoyment of eating fresh-from-the-garden food throughout the winter. The anticipation and hope for a distant spring lingers during the cold and long winter nights. But eating fresh, home-grown and nutritious foods isn’t an impossibility during Ontario winters. Sprouts can satisfy the gardener’s love of seeing and guiding…

Celebrate the holidays with cranberry-orange sauce

Get ready for that big holiday dinner by making a batch of cranberry-orange sauce. Fresh and citrusy this sauce is naturally thickened without pectin or gelatin. It smells wonderfully fragrant while on the stove top. This recipe is from my mother’s treasure of recipes. She has been making it for years and it is always…