Canadian Food Focus January 2023 Newsletter


What's in Season? Dry Onions

Onions are the third largest vegetable crop produced in Canada behind tomatoes and carrots. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and flavours and each has a role to play in the kitchen.


What Are The Different Types Of Ground Beef?

A staple of our childhoods and the base ingredient for countless culinary creations, ground beef is embedded in Canadian culture and accounts for over 50% of the fresh beef purchased at retail stores.

However, if you’ve ever stood in the cooler section and pondered the difference between Regular, Lean and Extra Lean trying to decide which ground meat is best for your family, then read on.

Understanding Confusing Words On Food Packages

Are you confused by the different words you see on food packages? Natural versus Organic. Free run versus Free range. No Sugar Added versus Unsweetened. Product of Canada versus Made in Canada. These words may sound similar, but they’re actually quite different. Take a closer look at some of these terms to understand exactly what they mean. 


How Do Bees Survive Canadian Winters?

Watch and learn how Julie-Anne Howe, a farmer and beekeeper from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, gets her bees ready for winter.

How Are Bison Raised?

Tour a bison ranch with Andrew Campbell,

a farmer, award-winning communicator and passionate farm advocate and learn how bison are sustainably raised in Canada.


Three Sisters Salad

The enticing colours of this sunny salad encourage even the pickiest of eaters to dig in while the pleasing textures and satisfying flavours keep them coming back for more.

Pressure Cooker Osso Buco

If you’ve never had the time to try making this classic braised Osso Buco dish, this is your chance if you have a programmable pressure cooker in your kitchen.

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 Emily Richards as she prepares Chicken Cutlets with Sage Brown Butter Mayonnaise.

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