This week at the InterVin International Wine Awards, Southbrook Vineyards took home the 2012 Winery of the Year. In addition, they were awarded “Best in Show” for their Framboise, and placed handsomely for a variety of their decadent wines; bringing home medals for 13 of 17 creations entered.
Congratulations, Southbrook! You have always been a Friend of the Greenbelt and prove once more that possibility truly does grow in Ontario's Greenbelt.Read more
I am writing this with lot of excitement as it is my first blog article about food and I want everyone in the Greenbelt to know about this great dish for the the fall and winter season.
This Tibetan dish is called thenthuk which means pull noodle. In Tibetan “then” means pull and “thuk” means noodle. It is my family’s favorite dish and it was a staple food for nomads in Tibet to keep warm.Read more
I am fortunate to work with a great team of people at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. On Wednesday, October 10th we held a World Crops potluck lunch which turned out to be a great success!Read more
From left to right: Hillary Dawson, President, Wine Council of Ontario; Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; Debbie Zimmerman, CEO, Grape Growers of Ontario; Bob Peters, President & CEO, LCBO
Last week, we announced the 2012 winners of the Friend of the Greenbelt Award.Read more
A couple of weekends back I got the chance to finally check out the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival. I’ve been anticipating the festival for a while now, and even preparing by upping my maple syrup intake through various recipes.
I had a couple of objectives I wanted to achieve at the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, so I’ll give you a run-down of the results.Read more
Every week, we have a staff lunch where we share updates, talk about new projects, explain new research, and (my favorite) brainstorm ideas. It’s a great way to connect with coworkers and hear about the great work that everyone is involved in. With a small team, and a variety of projects, I think it helps us stay focused and get excited about the great things that everyone is involved in.
Yesterday, we tried something new.Read more
The most exciting thing for me about the annual Food and Wine Expo is the FOOD. The problem is, I recently started a no-dairy diet. That’s right. I have cut out all of things that go best with wine. No cheese. No chocolate. I had a fewCharlie Brown moments, but I was determined to go anyway and try not to cheat (maybe just one bite of cheese wouldn’t be so bad!)Read more
To reach out to a broader range of communities and invite more people to understand the Greenbelt, we are working with some cultural newspapers to spread the Greenbelt stories in different languages. Attached is an article on Ontario's Local Food Champions, published in the Correo Canadiense.Read more
As the 2012 Ontario Local Food Champions nomination deadline approaches on October 31st, lets review some of last years Champions.
Increasingly, Ontarians are discovering the benefits of fresh, local food for our health, economy and environment. Ontario’s once grassroots local food movement is becoming a bigger world reality in settings like hospitals, long term care homes, schools, universities and child care centres.Read more