Ontario Strawberries


Yesterday I had the pleasure of driving up to Milton to pick my very own freshly grown Ontario strawberries. I ended up meeting a very genuine and lovely couple named Glen & Rose who offered to take some photos of me for my blog. We were lucky as the sun was shining all day long; despite the chance of thundershowers the weather guys were calling for!


Summer has just begun and if there is one thing I would like to suggest for people do this summer it is definitely checking out your local farmer markets or picking your own vegetables and fruits like I did yesterday! It allows you to become more aware of where your food is actually coming from and the amount of people and work that goes in to growing them. One of the things I loved most about yesterday was talking directly to the farmers and other pickers that were there. A lot of them were families that have been doing this year to year as well as chefs from local restaurants in the area and couples; all out there to enjoy the sunny day and eat deliciously fresh strawberries! I also loved hearing the variety of recipes ideas floating around. Many of the people were picking strawberries for homemade jam, tasty desserts and some just to eat them on their own. On that note I wanted to make to share with you a delicious Strawberry inspired smoothie I had for breakfast this morning.


Strawberry Smoothie
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 10-12 organic strawberries
  • ½ tsp honey
  • small handful of ice
  • small handful of oats
  1. Blend orange juice, almond milk, strawberries, honey and ice together
  2. Sprinkle small handful of oats on top and enjoy!


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  • Reply Patrick June 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hey Rachel, it’s Patrick from Whole Foods, we met earlier today and you piqued my curiousity
    when you mentioned the mint-cocoa leaves; I had to look at your blog because I was intrigued
    and because I’m a bit of a foodie myself.
    I must say that after only a cursory glance at your blog, I LOVE it. You have some very
    inspiring recipes and even some that I have discovered myself on my food journey; I especially
    liked the mind map of honey and it’s many benefits.
    It was really great to meet you and I hope all went well with the ice cream cake!
    Talk to you soon!

    • Reply rachelsteiman@gmail.com July 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Nice meeting you as well! Thank you for helping me out 🙂

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