Food Recipes

Common fruits and vegetables in Thunder Bay and how to use them!

Thunder Bay has a short growing season, however, many people still garden and are able to grow lots of different fruits and vegetables!

Eating in season locally means the food you eat is grown in the area where you eat it, and is purchased at the time of harvest. Eating in season locally is important because:
    • It can it can help people have control over their food system

    • It brings together community and culture (for example in community gardens)

    • It is good for the local economy

    • It is better for the environment

    • & it can encourage the development of a localized food infrastructure

In Your Backyard:

These items are grown in Thunder Bay, and/or Ontario. You may even find some growing in your backyard.
    • Raspberries
    • Blueberries
    • Crab-Apples
    • Potatoes
    • Tomatoes
    • Squash
    • Rhubarb 
    • Fiddleheads
    • Swiss chard

How To Use Rhubarb?

  1. Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Parfaits 
  2. Honey Roasted Rhubarb Power Greens Salad 
  3. Rhubarb Crumble Bars 
  4. Rhubarb Salsa 

How to Use Fiddleheads? (Tastes like a combination of asparagus, green beans, and okra.)

  1. TO CLEAN: Make sure to wash and rinse until any dirt is removed.
  2. TO COOK: boil for 15 minutes, or steam for 20. After that, they can be baked, sautéed, or fried.
  3. After boiled, sauté with garlic, salt pepper, olive oil and lemon juice

How To Use Swiss Chard?

  1. Swiss Chard Tzatziki
  2. Bacon Potato and Swiss Chard Scramble
  3. Chickpeas  and Chard with Poached Eggs
  4. Black-eyed Peas with Chard and Green Herb Smash



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