Author Archives: Dennis Scanland

BBQ Kale Leaf

Recipe by: Kye’s Neighbour, West Hillhurst The best way to do this dish is to have large Kale leaves, at least 8 inches in length. The variety of Kale doesn’t matter, but certainly a variety like Tuscan works extremely well because of its thick prehistoric leaves. Ingredients: 8 large Kale Leaves 1 tsp sea salt… Read More »

Italian Salad – Raw Vegan

Recipe by: Sasha Gray, Food Medicine Life This weeks ingredient: Mizuna. A Japanese green and member to the brassica family (cabbage/turnip/kale/broccoli). This has also been called California Peppergrass and has a similar flavouring to Arugula, think peppery. Mizuna has a short growing season here in the North, so get yours while you can. Medicinally speaking,… Read More »

Green Onion Cakes

Original recipe makes 16 cakes (AllRecipes) Ingredients 3 cups bread flour 1 1/4 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons vegetable oil Directions Use a fork to mix flour and boiling water in a large bowl. Knead dough into a ball. Cover… Read More »

Spring Salad with Rhubarb Vinaigrette

Delight your taste buds with a fresh salad, topped with a vinaigrette that adds a sweet-tart kick. (Chatelaine) INGREDIENTS 1 bag Mixed greens ½ cup Sliced toasted almonds 1 cup Chopped fresh rhubarb ¼ cup Water 2 tbsp Maple syrup 1 tbsp Red-wine vinegar (or balsamic) 2 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ cup Olive Oil DIRECTIONS… Read More »


Surprisingly people have been asking us about Collard Greens and what to do with them. Firstly, let’s get into what they are. They are basically a cabbage without a head. Very closely related to Kale. Usually fairly large leafed green that is frost tolerant like kale and gets a sweeter taste after a frost. As… Read More »


Mizuna, scientific name, Brassica rapa nipponosica, is a cool season Japanese mustard green that has a similar appearance as wild arugula. It belongs to the Brassica rapa family, which is constituted of field mustards and oil producing crops such as rapeseed. There are at least sixteen known varieties of Mizuna, differing in textures, colors and… Read More »

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes are one of the things you look for to know that summer is here. When you plant hard neck garlic in the fall, in the late spring or early summer, you start to get the round scape shooting up from the leaves. This is the garlic plant setting a flower. Lucky for us,… Read More »

Mustard Greens

There is a reason that Mustard Greens are highly sought after. Sure, they taste dynamic and there is such a variety in this little category of greens but they health benefits are just as mighty. Other than collard greens, Mustards have cholesterol fighting capabilities[1]. They also contain glucosinolate[2] which is a great cancer-preventative property that… Read More »