7 Reasons to Donate Blood

Maybe you know someone who has donated blood. You probably know someone who does and don’t even know it. These quiet heroes tend not to brag and don’t make the headline news but are the behind the scenes lifesavers in part responsible for the leukemia patient that walked out of the hospital cancer free today,…

Veggie Spotlight: Sorrel

Sorrel is a tangy summer herb with leaves similar in size to spinach but with a distinctive lemony taste. It was introduced to North America from Europe, Asia & Scandinavia where it has a long culinary history. Many different countries have a tradition of using sorrel in their ethnic dishes. From spanakopita in Greece to…

March is Kidney Month

A few years ago I went to the BodyWorld’s exhibition and I can remember thinking to myself that the kidneys are smaller than I expected and higher up in the torso than I had believed them to be. They’re tiny little guys halfway up your back! Although I had learned a lot about how they…

Veggie Spotlight: Radicchio

Sometimes known as Italian Chicory, radicchio is a purplish leafy vegetable with an appearance similar to red cabbage. While many varieties exist, the most common is Chioggia radicchio which is about the size of a grapefruit. It has a spicy flavour when eaten raw, but this mellows out when the vegetable is cooked. Radicchio is…