Garlic (Inc. Russian)

Stigan Antioxidant, Mid To Late Summer, Superfood, Vegetable

Affectionately known as the “stinking rose, it is guaranteed to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy culinary experience. Garlic is arranged in a head, called the “bulb,” averaging about 2 inches in height and diameter that can be easily separated into smaller parts known as cloves, all individually wrapped in papery skins. Related to onions, shallots, and … Read More

Plums

Stigan Antioxidant, Fruits, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer

Prune Plums Mmm – the Okanagan plum is so smooth and juicy sweet tasting! With a ranging appearance from yellow to almost black, the flesh can taste tart to very sweet and juicy. As a rule of thumb, the lighter coloured skins are have sweeter skins and the darker skins are bitter and tarter tasting. Closely related to cherries, apricots, … Read More

Apples

Stigan Autumn, Early To Mid Summer, Fruits, Mid To Late Summer

A favourite among school lunches, apples are beautiful, sweet and delicious with its built-in carry case to travel well. Sweet, crisp and juicy, apples have long been a fall favourite of many. Although apples appear in produce markets year round, it’s the cooler days and nights of autumn that signal an earnest start to the apple season from our local … Read More

Peaches

Stigan Antioxidant, Early To Mid Summer, Fruits, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer

Nothing says “summer” better than the juice of a fresh peach running down your chin! A round, sweet juicy stone fruit with a soft, fuzzy cream or yellow surface skin flushed with red. Perhaps the most celebrated of BC’s soft fruits is the peach, which has grown in the Okanagan since the 1890s. With all soft fruits thriving in heat, … Read More

Rasberries

Stigan Antioxidant, Early To Mid Summer, Fruits, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer

The warmer months have arrived when raspberries are at the peak of harvest. Of course, the best raspberries are BC local, since they can be left on the vine until they reach full ripeness. It’s a small, deep coloured berry, which has a sweet intense yet delicate juicy taste and a pleasant fragrance. This all-time favourite is filled with sweet … Read More

Tomatoes

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer, Spring, Vegetable

By themselves or combined with other foods, tomatoes are delicious! In plant families, the deep, rich red coloured tomato is categorized as a berry fruit. Of course, we who eat them consider tomatoes to be a vegetable. Raw or cooked tomatoes have a juicy flesh filled sections of slippery seeds and a watery environment. Although sugar acid content, texture, and … Read More

Green Beans

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer, Spring, Vegetable

Green Beans are a long and slender vegetable with green pods. Harvested while still immature and the inner bean is just beginning to form, they are one of only a few varieties of beans that are eaten fresh with tremendous snap and texture. Although green beans vary in size, they average about four inches in length. They are usually a … Read More