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Back to the Roots

Martin’s

Taste of Nature

EDITOR’S PI Ck CRISPY APPLE CHIPS Made from a Canadian family orchard, these apple chips are super crunchy, tart and sweet. A healthy alternative to chips, the original flavour is made with a single ingredient (no added sugar or preservatives). Individual snack-sized bags are great for school lunches or to take to work, the larger 103 g bags are ideal for movie nights. Also available in cinnamon flavour and chocolaty drizzle (seriously addictive). martinsapplechips.com

MUSHROOM FARM Imagine growing mushrooms at home. Amp up the cool factor with this water and grow system. kids will enjoy caring for the mushrooms and seeing them come alive. Then snip off these exotic oyster mushrooms for use in your favourite dishes and watch them grow back. We can’t wait until they add more mushroom varieties to the lineup. backtotheroots.com

ORGANIC BARS There was some debate as to our favourite – the unusual combination of zingy citrus and coconut; the deep nuttiness of pistachios contrasted with the sharpness of cranberries, the mellow crunch of almonds speckled with seeds; or the richness of brazil nut with crispy rice. What we can agree on is that these Canadian-made bars are delicious. tasteofnature.ca

Six For the Kitchen GREAT NEW PRODUCTS

COURTESY EPICURAL; RINGTON FARMS; MARTINS APPLE CHIPS; TASTE OF NATURE

K&S MEDIA

What you should buy now

Carrington Farms

Norman Bishop

MILLED FLAX To release all the beneficial nutri-

SMOKED SWEET MUSTARD We’re just a little

ents of flax, the seeds must be ground according to the Flax Council of Canada. These coarsely sliced flax seeds in a re-sealable pouch are great sprinkled over salads, in baked goods or in our favourite substitution (replace ⅓ cup oil or shortening in a recipe with 1 cup of milled flax ). carringtonfarms.com THE CSL GREEN TICkER

obsessed with mustard and this one delivers all the complex tastes of the great mustard pantheon. There’s the strong, almost horseradish-like flavour, sweet undertones, and smoky richness. best of all, this versatile mustard is perfect for including in a crust on lamb or salmon in potato salad or to give béchamel an extra dimension. Of course, it’s also great for classic mustard pairings too. qualifirst.com

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Epicureal

JADE RICE kissed with bamboo juice lending chlorophyll to pearl rice and giving it its characteristic green colour, jade rice is nutrient rich. Once cooked the colour fades releasing a fresh vegetal aroma. Serve this organic rice as a side dish, in rice pudding or as a hearty porridge. 300g, qualifirst.com

To reduce food waste, go to the grocery store with a list. Opt for the ideal temperature to keep your fridge - between 1-5°C.

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