Local food: Highwood Crossing

July 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm 1 comment

highwood granola

Highwood Crossing produces some great organic local stuff that Calgarians need to get behind. We’ve switched over to their cold-pressed organic canola oil as an alternative to extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil, as you can imagine, is not a product native to Canada, and it usually ships in from a long, long way away. Why generate such a big carbon footprint when there’s a better quality local product available.  Highwood’s canola oil tastes a million times better than the standard extra virgin olive oil you’d find at the grocery store and it’s not that much more – about $14 for a large bottle. It’s getting trendy and rightly so – I’ve seen it used in several high end local restaurants in salads, on grilled asparagus and similar things. Good choice!

Also at Highwood Crossing is the tastiest granola I’ve ever purchased. It tastes like homemade. What more do you need?

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  • 1. Steel cut oats « Nest and Sparkle  |  January 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    […] foods that I doubt are available here. I’ve written before about how much I love their granola and I’m also a big fan of their steel cut […]

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