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  1. Here I can get the little purple (more tart) passion fruit at the Asian grocery store for $1 a piece. Alternatively when friends/family head to some tropical destination (the latest being Panama) I bribe them to bring me back a jar or water bottle filled with the fruit innards. Travels very well, no issues at customs (ever - so long as you declare it, which is totally legit as they do not grow in Canada) and I can get dozens of them for a buck or two!
  2. Love zucchini bread, as I do it's cousin, zucchini cake! Slightly off topic, but I am curious if anyone has had issues with their squash/zucchini plants this year - all of a sudden all of mine (different varietals) within the span of 2 weeks, went form vigorous large plants to wilted and dead. Zucrona Virus!?
  3. I was going to say...I will send a self addressed stamped return package to you, place said fruit in package and drop in mailbox. Profit! If you do not want to eat them (which is clearly what I would do!) strain the seeds out add a bit of honey, mix with water and make the best juice ever. Just like the Jamaican's do it!
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    Fruit

    They are working on the marketing of these beauties - I am sure one day they will be the next local 'Acai' berry. One of the more nutritious berries that grow in this climate; they are an excellent source of vitamin's A, C and B-1, B-2 and B-3. Also a great source of Withanolides.
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    Fruit

    Indeed! It has been a very strange year. My zucchini (all 3, different lineage) all pumped out about 4-6 big zucc's a piece, tons of flours, then just wilted and died. My mothers ground cherry did very little - though it did germinate. Though I did see a lot of bee's this season (perhaps more than last) - I think we are starting to see the impacts of a lower bee population on our food production.
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    Fruit

    Panama berries!? Unreal - never even heard of them - yet another reason I love this forum. And I love exotic fruit. Speaking of semi-exotic (especially for Canadian's!) - ground cherries! This beast of a twin plant is pumping out about 1cup of berries per day: (stock photo for those unaware of what the actual fruit looks like)
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    Dinner 2020

    I was nearly worried that my newly purchased organic red onions would have to be tossed; luckily it seems I am safe... https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-recall-warnings-and-allergy-alerts/2020-07-30/eng/1596169910818/1596169916854
  8. The result of my zucchini cross breeding project! I present - the Zuash!
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    Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

    That is precisely what I did in this experiment.
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    Dinner 2020

    Love turnip cakes at Dim Sum restaurants - would be very curious to hear your process to create those lovely morsels!
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    Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

    Luckily I pick mushrooms every fall, so I often have a stash of frozen ones. Oddly enough my local Longo's sells dried porcini at $5 for around 150 or 200g - so that's also a (decent) option!
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    Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

    Pork AND Lobster...now that would make my Bubbie roll over...Oy Vey! Next time I would add an additional source of umami to this dish to give it another layer of flavour and a bit more body - one thought would be some nice wild mushrooms...we shall see.
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    Dinner 2020

    Hailing from my shrimp and lobster sauce thread.... the rendition, attempting to live up to its namesake: While Canada is still working on evolving it’s wine production prowess; ice wine being the first real success - we also produce some fantastic whites...this is one of the better Reisling’s I have had in a while...
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    Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

    Cooking taters from cold makes for a more even and gentle cook - a trick I learned from our late friend Mr. Bocuse. the parsley was superfluous, but the rest of the dish was quite tasty albeit mild...
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