Poppy Post November 2019

Fall is a Fantastic Time for Apple Lovers!

Apples are a super nutritious choice, hence the old saying, “An apple a day…” and you know the rest!

Here’s just a few of their health benefits:

  • High in polyphenols, which function as antioxidants
  • Loaded with vitamin C
  • High in insoluble fibre, which promotes healthy digestion
  • Contains heart-healthy soluble fibre too
If you find yourself with a whole lot of apples, here’s how to care for them so they’ll last as long as possible:
  • Choose a variety that keeps well which will usually be those with a thicker skin such as McIntosh, Rome, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp.
  • Handle them with as much care as possible as apples bruise very easily and a just one rotting apple can have an affect on all of the apples around it. 
  • If you have alot of apples, you’ll want them to be in a dark, cold place, like a cellar or a garage. You’ll want the temperature to be near freezing, but not below zero! Wrapping your apples individually in newspaper will help. 
  • If you’re keeping them in the fridge, place them in the crisper drawer in a vented bag. Remember that the gas that apples gives off will cause the other produce nearby to ripen faster. 
To help you use up those apples, here’s a few great ideas from our Poppy Innovations Recipe Box. 
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Cooking 101
Saturdays from November 2 – November 23 9:30 am – 11:30 am
4 week beginner cooking series
South Health Campus, 4448 Front St SE

Warming Soups and Stews
Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:30 am – 11:30 am
South Health Campus, 4448 Front St SE

Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
South Health Campus, 4448 Front St SE

Canning & Preserving: Christmas Canning
Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
South Health Campus, 4448 Front St SE

Canning & Preserving: Festive Jams and Jellies
Wow yourself and your guests with holiday preserves.
Sunday, December 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
YW Calgary Hub Facility, 1715 9 Ave SE

NEW! FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Do it Yourself: Cooking Basics for Young Adults
Quick healthy meals, batch/freezer cooking and more. This class is specifically geared toward university and college students who are home for the holidays in need of some cooking skills.
Saturday, December 28, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
South Health Campus, 4448 Front St SE

Pairs/Couples Yoga and cooking a three course meal that you’ll learn to prepare team up for one awesome night. No yoga or cooking experience needed!
Friday, November 15, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Friday, December 13, 6:30-9:00 pm


Parent/Child Culinary Program SE
Thursday Nights – November 7-December 12, 2019 6:30-8:00 pm
6 week series of hands-on cooking experience covering a range of techniques  and nutrition designed for children 8+ years to attend with a parent/guardian.
South Health Campus, 4448 Front St SE

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

These cookies are one part cookie, one part scone. You can eat them plain, dip them in the maple glaze, or even slice them in half and add some cream cheese. The flax egg makes them a great vegan option too. In this recipe, feel free to substitute a regular egg in for the flax egg and your results will work out the same. If you have pumpkin pie spice handy, you could also use that as your seasoning to your taste preference.

View the recipe and printable version here


We’ve opened up a calendar so you can see what’s available for booking for your school or class. Visit our Edible Education Booking page to learn about all of the great lessons that we have to offer. Our nutrition educators deliver lessons that meet curriculum connections.

Let’s Eat In-Season – Here’s Your Shopping List

Apples – Beans – Brussels Sprouts – Cabbage – Carrots – Cucumbers – Eggplant – Peppers – Potatoes – Pumpkins – Swiss Chard – Tomatoes – Winter Squash – Zucchini

YYC Growers & Distributors has a great way for you to enjoy amazing local vegetables year round with their Harvest Boxes and Poppy Post Subscribers can SAVE $20! Get fresh, local, ethical veg every week from a convenient pick up location.  Click to get your 2019 Weekly Harvest Box on sale now. Use promo code PoppyPost at checkout. *Available for a limited time.


Chapters Indigo has released its holiday collection of table top and home items. We love these nesting measuring cups called the Fox Figural Measuring Cups. Click to search them out and shop our affiliate link here which we’ve set this up to help support our Edible Education programs!