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My food shopping experiences in Montreal

Jean-Talon Market in the Fall

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If you haven’t been to the market recently, stop what your doing and go right now. This is the best time of year in Quebec for local produce.  It is the end of the growing season and the market is flooded with incredible local produce.

There is still a taste of summer available like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, zucchini, a little corn etc.  All the food we love to warm us up in the fall and winter;  beets, carrots, leeks, potatoes, brussels sprouts, leafy greens, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkins,butternut squash, spaghetti squash; so much to choose from. Continue reading

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Zephyr Farm – Co-op La Maison Verte – Radish Top & Lemon Smoothie

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What do you usually do with the green leaves attached to the radishes you buy?   You probably throw them out, but did you know they are loaded with nutrition? They can be used in smoothies or even salads.

So save those radish tops!  We throw out the greens from a lot of the vegetables we buy and this is a huge mistake. Those green leaves are extremely valuable sources of nutrients. The greens from vegetables are actually higher in many nutrients than the vegetables themselves, and lower in sugar. So next time you see some carrots, beets, radishes, or even turnips with the green leaves still attached, be sure to pick some up and use the greens.  Just be sure  to rince them thorougly, or try to buy organic if you can.

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Montreal Health Store vs. Montreal Supermarket

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I just got back from a peaceful walk on this beautiful Saturday evening.  Blue sky, sun setting, air fresh. I happened to make 2 stops on my walk. My first stop was at one of my favorite Montreal Health Food stores, 3 Pilliers on Gilford street. My second stop was at Metro, the big supermarket. 

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Montreal Health Food Stores

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Montreal has quite a large choice when it comes to health food stores. Each montreal health food store has something different to offer. Yes, you will find a lot of the same things at each store but you will find different brands and prices for different products at different stores.

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