Eating Well for Swimsuit Season | Twitter Party

Being overweight can increase the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Carrying excess weight can also put stress on joints causing pain and making it difficult to enjoy daily life. Eating more fruits and vegetables, including fresh mushrooms, is a tasty way to help you keep your weight in check.

Mushrooms Canada and want to help get you ready for swimsuit season. Join our Twitter Party next Wednesday, and let’s chat about ways to include fresh mushrooms as part of your Swimsuit Season  healthy eating plan.

#GoUnDiet Twitter Party
Party Topic: Eat Well for SwimSuit Season
Party Hashtag: #GoUnDiet #mushrooms
When: Wed April 18, 2012 at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST)
Where: TweetGrid or TweetChat
Party Favor Draw: A Mushrooms Canada prize pack, including a T-Fal Frying Pan, and very stylish mushroom apron, and a $75 Visa Gift Card.

Mom Panelist: @JeanettesHealth
Dietitian Panelist: @NutriSpeaking
Moderator: @HealthCastleGlo

Don’t forget to RSVP at with your Twitter handle to put your name in the draw! And we can all follow each other too 🙂

If you have any questions about including mushrooms in your healthy diet, this would be the time to ask! We hope to see you all there!

Join Us at the 2012 London Wine & Food Show

What are you doing this weekend? How about you come visit Mushrooms Canada at the 7th London Wine & Food Show? Now that sounds like a plan!

It’s three days of food connoisseurs and wine experts. Tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, divine sampling opportunities and informative exhibits. Friends, family and coworkers. Thanks a great recipe for a memorable night.

Make sure to stop by Mushrooms Canada’s booth, for a mouthwatering sample of Simple Sauteed Mushrooms. While you’re there, enter our draw to win a T-Fal Frying Pan, or pull up a chair at the Organic Council of Ontario Cooking Stage on Saturday and watch me cook up a tasty mushroom dish… don’t miss it!

I will be tweeting while at the show, so make sure to follow Mushrooms Canada over on Twitter or on Facebook!

// Giveaway Alert! \
Want to win a Mushrooms Canada Apron? Well, if you are at the show and you see Mushrooms Canada Tweet: “Hey London Food & Wine Show attendees! I am giving away a mushroom apron to the 1st person to come to our booth & scream “I Love Mushrooms!” Come on by, exclaim your love, and you win!

I hope that everyone has a great time and travels responsibly…. Don’t drink and drive! See you at the show!

A Celebration of Local Food

When I received the invite to attend the 3rd Annual Celebration of Local food at Queen’s Park in Toronto, my first thought was, “This is wonderful! Another event where we can create awareness around the importance of buying local food!” My next thought was naturally “I hope it doesn’t rain!”

We were all very lucky yesterday as we basked in the sunshine (something we have been lacking for the past month), and despite the sudden sweltering temperatures, hundreds of people came out and enjoyed the bountyful farmers market filled with local foods.

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The Honourable Carol Mitchell opened the market promptly at 12:00pm, making a wonderful announement about how Ontario farmers work very hard to provide you with healthy and nutritious foods, and of course that “Good Things Grow In Ontario.

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Every Ontario food, from peppers to ice cream, was there handling out delicious samples. My helper, Amanda and I, handed out fresh crimini mushrooms with spinach dip. Simple, yet very statisfying on this hot spring day.

At the end of the day the message was still clear, Good Things (Do) Grow in Ontario!