Potato Tomato Salad

Every spring my parents experiment with their vegetable garden by adding a new vegetable to their existing edible staples. Last year, they tried growing kale, potatoes and different varieties of tomatoes. The kale and the yellow cherry tomatoes did surprisingly well but the potatoes did not. This year, my parents replanted the kale and yellow…

Summer is not over yet

It may not seem like it today in the GTA with all this overcast and rain, but summer is not over yet. My parents vegetable garden is still going strong with produce such as yellow beans and tomatoes. There is nothing better than slicing into an organic tomato. The flavour is that much more intense…

Steamed Kale

Despite the slow start to summer this year in Toronto, I am very pleased to share with you that my parent’s home garden is doing well and we are regularly enjoying fresh produce such as this green, crisp and hearty kale. I absolutely love kale for so many different reasons but my number one reason…

Home Gardening

The other day I was having a conversation with a customer at the supermarket about the prices of some produce items because we were both impressed on the cost. The lady declared that the green onions were at a good price because they are locally grown right here in Ontario; to which she was correct.…

Harvest time

Everytime around this time of year it is Harvest time at the Karipidis Residence. Ever since we moved into a house back on Granger Avenue, my parents have kept a simple vegetable garden with all the essential Greek vegetables every household should have on hand. Now that we moved from the Junction to the St.Andrew’s…