The joy of strawberry season

You know it’s summer when you can close your eyes and take a deep breath to smell the most wonderful, aromatic fragrance wafting over the fields – Ontario strawberries. Summer has arrived! We’re lucky in Toronto, we don’t have far to travel for the experience of just-picked berries. Whittamore’s (905-294-3275) at Markham and Steeles is […]

Fresh strawberries herald summer

I believe that the Canadian flag should be changed for July 1. Instead of the bright red maple leaf, a large succulent strawberry should be placed smack dab in the middle of the flag. Why? Because on Canada Day, without fail, there are the most divine juicy, red, sweet Ontario strawberries ready aplenty in the […]

The Main Menu: Strawberries are in season

Strawberries are here! Earlier than ever this year, because of the warmer winter and early spring, they made their debut about three weeks early. Last evening was my first introduction to their distinctive flavour. Up to that point, I had been nibbling on the imported imitation. You know the kind – gigantic with a slight […]