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Fresh IN season asparagus

Julie appeared on CTV Ottawa’s “The Daily Dish,” where the focus was on the delicious Foodland Ontario recipes featuring fresh, local asparagus. Julie and host Stephan Keyes prepared three delectable dishes. The emphasis was on the flavors and quality of the fresh produce, as Julie effortlessly demonstrated how easy it is to elevate a recipe using ingredients from the region. **Pro Tip – asparagus is at its freshest when the heads are closed.

asparagus four ways

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WHAT'S ON THE MENU FOR MOTHER'S DAY

Julie visited Rogers Daytime with Derick Fage to showcase a heartwarming Mother’s Day menu featuring Gingered Beef with Peppers and Lamb Chops with Mushrooms, with recipes from Foodland Ontario. Watch as she infuses each dish with love and creativity, turning simple local, in-season ingredients into a memorable Mother’s Day meal. Treat your mom and enjoy her special day in the most delicious way possible.

how to give flowers to your mom

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Go beyond the traditional paper-wrapped bouquet with some of these creative ways to give flowers on Mother’s Day. Julie suggests choosing local blooms and she showcases how to present flowers in unique vases like tea cups or thrift store finds to make special gifts. Julie also makes a beautiful terrarium using rocks and low-maintenance succulents, perfect for those without a green thumb. Dive into this video for easy and creative Mother’s Day gardening ideas that are sure to bring joy to your loved ones. #MothersDayGifts #CreativeFloralIdeas #DIYGardening #GiftIdeas

perfect your mother's day brunch

Join Julie as she prepares three dishes perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.  Get the kids involved.  Let them chop up in season strawberries or set the perfect table.  

May 11, 2023

mother's day dishes

Berry and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Ravioli Lasagna 
Caramelized Apple and Ginger Crisp

May 3, 2023

coronation quiche

Buckingham Palace shared the Coronation Quiche recipe.  Julie created her own version using local, in-season products and the result was a quiche fit for a king.  Planning to celebrate the coronation?  Julie suggests using the invitation as a starting point for decorations.  Bright reds and blues give the table a regal look.  Don’t forget to use your best china and silverware.  It is a Coronation after all!  

April 13, 2023

Midday snacks 

Julie dropped in to CTV’s Daily Dish to share a few recipes for midday snacks using fresh, in-season Ontario ingredients.  Check out the recipes for the Strawberry Cornmeal  Muffins, Ham, Cheese and Egg Muffins, and Greek Salad Kebobs 

March 7, 2023

visit your local sugar bush

These scruptions muffins are made with fresh local maple syrup.  Give them a try.  

MAPLE CARROT MUFFINS

March 7, 2023

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