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Turn local squash into a sweet treat

Squash is abundant this time of year! Instead of making soup or a savoury dish, why not turn your squash into a sweet cake. Winter squash is a great source of beta-carotene and potassium. Beta-carotene is what gives winter squash is orange and yellow hues. Many winter squashes are considered an orange vegetable. Canada’s Food…

Savour 4 Local Fall Events

It may not feel like fall is in the air yet, but it certainly is in the calendar – and here are some fall food and fun events in the Region to add to your calendar! We’ve only listed a few highlights, so, as always, check the Halton Region’s Farms & Markets page for more…

Building Your Own Pallet Garden (part 4)

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the summer and my pilot project with the pallet garden. It’s been a great experience to be able to share the results with you as the guilt joy of knowing others were counting on regular updates kept me on my toes. Although…

Creamy, Pan-fried Kale Recipe

I wouldn’t say this about many vegetable recipes, but I would almost die to this kale recipe. It’s creamy, garlicky and pairs nicely with potatoes, roasts and all things fall. Not to mention, kale is considered a dark, leafy green. Canada’s Food Guide recommends we have at least one dark green vegetable each day. For…

Introducing New Halton Food Council Members

Over the course of the summer we have been delighted to welcome 7 new board members to the Halton Food Council team, which brings our total number of directors to 13. Our new members are from Burlington, Milton and Oakville and bring valuable expertise in non-profit governance, food security and access, community gardening, farming education…

Home Hydroponics: Growing Food Over Winter

Gardening at home is a satisfying hobby that creates local, healthy and sustainable produce. But as the cold weather starts to set in, gardeners may be planning, or beginning to clear out garden beds in preparation for next spring and also overcoming the end of growing season. Luckily, the fall and winter seasons don’t have…

Oakville welcomes two new community kitchens

This month’s Savour Local takes us a year into the future when a new community kitchen comes to Halton! Opening in Spring 2018, the kitchen will be located at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) in Oakville. The Town of Oakville was awarded a grant from the Ontario150 Community Capital Program to help fund…

Building Your Own Pallet Garden (part 3)

My mom lives in Toronto and with me being in Oakville, we check in with each other pretty regularly so a typical phone call with her sounds something like this: Mom:    Hi honey. I wanted to see how things are going. Me:        All good. But we just saw each other yesterday. Nothing much going on.…

Celebrate Canada 150 with a Berry Grunt

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with a traditional East Coast berry dessert – grunt! Yes, it has a funny name, but there is nothing funny about how easy and tasty this dessert is. Berry grunt, most commonly blueberry grunt is an East Coast traditional dessert. Berries are cooked in a sweetly-spiced sauce, and then topped with…

Policies, Practices & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium

On May 30, the Halton Food Council hosted Wasteless 2017. Read about the event at Reducing Wasted Food.