“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” Dr. Maya Angelou
Hello! Being a foodie is just another way of saying your favourite hobby is eating. Welcome foodies, healthy living enthusiasts, home cooks, and chefs at heart. Let’s have some fun with food! I’m Eartha (@earthacooks) – mom, entrepreneur, cheese lover, good food advocate, student of nutrition and food writer at Toronto Caribbean Newspaper.
Join me on a journey into a cleaner, greener lifestyle, and discover Cooking Green Goodness. Follow my fun, healthy, food-focused exploits, cooking with kids series, tasty recipes and beautiful imagery. All you’ll need is a good knife, an open mind, and your appetite.
As we head into June and warmer months in Ontario, locally grown fruits like cherries, strawberries and blueberries will be in season and at their freshest. Asparagus, Beans, Bok Choy, Broccoli, field cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, spinach and summer squash, to name a few, will be freshly picked and at their peak in flavour and nutrition. To help decide on spring, summer grocery needs, and get inspiration for recipes, I put together a comprehensive list of some of the wonderful vegetables and fruits that will be in season April through to September. Check it out! Fruits & Vegetables Now In Season, Spring Summer 2017.
While you’re at it, check out this tribute to Jamaica as they celebrate 55 years of independence. Jamaica is an island rich in heritage, not to mention good food. In this post I’m celebrating my Jamaican-Canadian heritage with a popular street food, pepper shrimp, and shedding a spotlight on other cultural delicacies. Don’t have a barrel to cook jerk chicken over a charcoal fire? See how to roast it whole in the oven, achieving a crisp skin and moist interior. Click HERE to see this post.
Also see: Spicy Green Bean and Mango Salad and S’mores: Oven-Style.
This hit green bean and mango salad is bright, red, gold, and very green! Fixed with a remarkable leguminous vegetable, this is not your typical mango salad.
These s’mores are the perfect chocolatey, gooey, indoor summer treat. Open camp fire not required. Just make sure to keep and eye on the marshmallows while they’re broiling. Serve family-style or scoop out into individual bowls.