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Sunday, July 15, 2018

A flight of Manitoba Honey on CBC's Weekend Morning Show!

Yesterday, on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Nadia Kidwai, I presented the some of the wonderful honey that we have in Manitoba.  The bees and the honey producers work very hard to provide us with this wonderful product.  There is a great range of flavours, due to the different flowers that the bees access. 
 Featured above, at the CBC Studio are:  Ferris Farm Creamed Honey (Downtown Hydro Market, Wolesley Farmer's Market), BeeProject Apiary North End and St. Boniface Neighbourhood Honeys (BeeSpace @ 196 Osborne), Giguere Honey Farms Creamy Cinnamon, Wildflower, Dandelion, Natural, Creamed, and Buckwheat Honeys (St. Norbert's Farmer's Market, Argy's Records).  Not shown, Phil's Honey.

 Some things about Bees and Honey:

  • Bees are a great environmental health indicator species.  
  • Honey is the only natural food that does not go bad.
  • It is a pure product.
  • It will granulate eventually, just enjoy it more!
  • Canada #1 is not neccessarily Canadian.  It is a grade.  Buy Local!
  • Honey has a big taste.  Spread it thinly than other spreads to enjoy without too many calories.  
  • BUY LOCAL!  Manitoba honey is spectacular! Local beekeepers need support.  There were big losses in Manitoba last winter.
  • Enjoy!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Pa kimchi, Green onions kimchi LOVE!! Chonggak-kimchi, Ponytail Kimchi More LOVE!

Today is a Kimchi making day.  I started with the most simple kimchi to make and it has wonderful results.  Pa kimchi, or, green onion kimchi has a sweetness that is subtle and lovely.  It is a wonderful side dish or garnish to so many foods, stir-frys, soups, etc.

I used the green onions, except for the whites and purples, from my Farm Share from Hearts Acre Farm.  If you don't have a CSA Farm Share, you can pick up their wonderful veggies at St. Norbert's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The remaining ingredients are available at a number of Asian Specialty stores throughout Winnipeg.  Try Arirang Oriental Food Mart on Portage Ave. or 88 Mart on Pembina, in Winnipeg.

I used Aeri's Kitchen recipe as it was so simple.

When the aromas came up from the mixing bowl, it just made me happy.

I also made turnip with greens kimchi yesterday.  Known as Chonggak-kimchi, or Ponytail Kimchi, I used the turnips with half of the greens attached.  The other half went into my Saag Paneer.

I used the Maangchi recipe.  You can find it here:

Maangchi is such a great resource for wonderful Korean food!