Canadian Food Focus December 2022 Newsletter


What's in Season? Cranberries

Cranberries are native to Atlantic Canada where they grow wild in wetlands and marsh areas. However, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island account for less than 10 percent of the Canadian production because the majority of today’s cranberries are harvested in BC and Quebec. They are the largest berry crop in BC and Canada.


Caring For Your Poinsettia

From a centerpiece on a dining room table or as an arrangement for the office, poinsettias make the perfect holiday gift. Get tips to ensure your poinsettia thrives through the entire holiday season and beyond.

Questions About Hormones in Food?

No food is hormone-free. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) does not permit food to be labelled as “hormone-free” because such a label is untruthful. Naturally occurring hormones are present in plants and meat, poultry and fish products. Learn more. 


How Long Does it Take to Grown Christmas Trees?

In Canada, almost 4 million real Christmas trees are cut from Christmas tree farms across the country. With a huge number like that, it begs the question – what happens on a Christmas tree farm? 

How Do You Think Eggnog is Made?

Take a tour of a family-owned processing plant and learn how eggnog is made.


Classic Canadian Dishes: Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a Canadian favourite and are a prominent feature on any cooking tray across the country, especially at Christmas time.

Classic Canadian Dishes:

Date Squares

The Date Square (a.k.a. Matrimonial Bar) is beloved by many despite the plethora of names it’s known by, and perfect with a cup of tea.

Cook Along

Would you like to improve your cooking skills? Or learn how to cook something different for breakfast, lunch, or supper? Maybe you simply would like to learn a new recipe. Cook along with Jodi Robson as she prepares Zucchini Quiche.

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