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"Learn About..." is a recurring post where we'll look at lesser known herbs, greens, etc., and discuss their origin, health benefits, and everything in between!

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Everything You Need to Know About Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera, has many names. Indian ginseng, padalsingh, and winter cherry are just a few of the titles that it also carries. As its most common moniker, Indian ginseng, implies, ashwagandha has certain rejuvenating properties that make it one of the most beloved herbs in the health world.
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What's in Season Right Now? (Summer 2017)

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Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same.

In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped.

Here's what's in season during Summer 2017. Continue reading “What's in Season Right Now? (Summer 2017)” »

Blue Majik: Why Blue is the New Green

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Blue food has been popping up all over the place, but no, the culprit isn't blueberries. If you have been keeping up with food trends, then you may have heard of something called Blue Majik. As the name implies, this is what's been turning all of your favourite smoothies, juices, and even lattes a beautiful blue hue.
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A Perfect Easter Dinner Featuring Microgreens

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Easter acts like a timestamp, officially welcoming the spring season. With all this delicious produce suddenly available, Easter gatherings are the perfect time to sample what nature has to offer!

To help make your Easter gathering a little easier for you, we've compiled some delicious recipes and come up with ways in which you can incorporate microgreens into these dishes. After all, there's nothing like sneaking in healthy foods when your guests least expect it!

Here are some recipes for a perfect Easter dinner featuring microgreens.

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Appliances of the Rich and Stylish: Urban Cultivator

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From CNET

The Urban Cultivator takes growing your own organic sprouts to a whole new level. For $2,500 you can have this sleek looking appliance automatically water and light four trays of typically expensive microgreens at a time while looking pretty cool in your kitchen. Note that it requires plumbing at the point of installation.

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Here’s What Everyone Should Know About Growing Your Own Greens

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From Gusto TV, by The Food Gays

As recipe developers, working with beautiful, fresh herbs and microgreens just makes our job easier. And with spring just around the corner, you’ll want to step up your own gardening game — especially if you want to add extra fresh greens to your own food. So get the most out of your homegrown herbs and other microgreens by following these must-know tips and facts.
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What's in Season Right Now? (Spring 2017)

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Seasonality of what you consume is more important than ever. Not only are restaurants adopting the practice of creating dishes that use ingredients that are in season, but many grocery stores are also beginning to do the same.

One of the most important things you can do is to arm yourself with the knowledge of what's in season during certain months so you can make the most out of the produce.

In-season produce not only tastes better, but you're also supporting the local farmers and eliminating your carbon footprint by minimizing orders for items that aren't available in your area, but are grown across the world and have to be shipped.

Here's what's in season during Spring 2017. Continue reading “What's in Season Right Now? (Spring 2017)” »

We Were on The Marilyn Denis Show!

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Earlier this week, the Urban Cultivator Residential made its debut on CTV's The Marilyn Denis Show. Featured as one of the household appliances that you should be investing in, Marlyn and Ramsin Khachi, renowned design-build contractor, the two explore the benefits of some of the best kitchen appliances in the game right now.

"This is the way of things to come," Khachi tells Marilyn in the segment. "The cost savings in this are just buying food—you're growing your own herbs for salads and meals. They're so efficient, growing from days to weeks."

Watch the clip over at The Marilyn Denis Show site!

From Marilyn
"Easily grow Fresh herbs and microgreens right in your kitchen in as little as 5 days. Requires no effort- automatic lights and watering makes the process easy and effortless. We provide the seed and everything you need to grow.

The Urban Cultivator Residential lets you control what you eat- grow fresh, nutrient dense, organic microgreens year round. Microgreens can be used in salads, smoothies, juices and cooking."

Here's the Perfect Microgreen-Packed Dinner to Make for Your Valentine

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and as history has proven, getting a reservation at you and your significant other's favorite restaurant can be a bit of a struggle.

So why not stay in this year? Not only is making a meal from start to finish a great way to show that you care, but you can also ensure what goes into your dishes.

Featuring fresh herbs and vegetables, here are recipes to a multiple-course dinner—and even a cocktail—that will leave you and your date feeling good.

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