Market Recipes

Asparagus - A Sure Sign of Spring in Ontario

Asparagus - A Sure Sign of Spring in Ontario

Everyone makes “asparagus pee,” but not everyone can smell it
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Leeks - A Highly Underrated Vegetable

Leeks - A Highly Underrated Vegetable

Leeks were prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans and were especially valued for their beneficial effect for the throat. The Greek philosopher Aristotle credited the clear voice of the partridge to a diet of leeks, while the Roman emperor Nero supposedly ate leeks everyday to make his voice stronger.
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Bok Choy

Bok Choy

It doubles as a vegetable AND a spoon. Bok choy is sometimes called a soup spoon because of the shape of its leaves.
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Red Potatoes - The Healthiest of all Potatoes

Red Potatoes - The Healthiest of all Potatoes

Red potatoes have more potassium than a banana!
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Orange Peppers - Although Technically They Are A Fruit!

Orange Peppers - Although Technically They Are A Fruit!

All bell peppers start out as green.  Yellow, orange, red, and purple are all stages of ripening, and offer different levels of sweetness.
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Kohlrabi - Don’t let its Unusual Appearance Scare You, it’s Delicious!

Kohlrabi - Don’t let its Unusual Appearance Scare You, it’s Delicious!

Its unique name is derived from the German word for cabbage (kohl) and turnip (rabi).
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Grape Tomatoes -  A Fruit Often called a Vegetable

Grape Tomatoes - A Fruit Often called a Vegetable

Originally tomatoes were considered poisonous by Europeans. It was thought if you ate a tomato, its poison would turn your blood to acid. Aren’t we glad that turned out to be just a myth?
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Spinach - There is good reason Popeye loves it!

Spinach - There is good reason Popeye loves it!

During medieval times, the green pigment extracted from spinach was used as ink for artwork.

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