Peak Season

Packed with 101 enticing and accessible recipes, Peak Season showcases how to make the most of seasonal Ontario produce when it’s freshest!

In Peak Season, Deirdre Buryk explores this simple idea and celebrates Ontario’s seasonal bounty as she guides you through each month of the year. While cooking your way through this beautiful collec­tion of 101 recipes, you’ll learn how to perfectly prepare fiddleheads in April, to then add to a Garlic Mushroom Fiddlehead Frittata; or peel what looks to be an intimidating, knobby celeriac on the coldest December evening, which will transform into a dish of Creamed Celeriac & Potatoes.

Deirdre gives you the chance to explore local ingredients with­out intimidation. After all, cooking with peak produce means sim­ple ingredients shine when effortlessly prepared. Dishes like Roasted Delicata Squash with Sage Salsa Verde and Strawberry Shortcake Scones taste better because they’re made with the freshest fruits and vegetables. The simplest recipe cooked with peak produce—think roasted radishes or garlic scape pesto—will excite your taste buds, turning something basic into something remarkable.

Peak Season upholds the importance of cooking with ethically raised meat, poultry, fish, and eggs with dishes like Apricot BBQ Sticky Ribs, Baking-Sheet Coq au Vin, and Crispy Salmon on Cantaloupe Ribbons & Salty Potato Crisps. Filled with stunning photography and charming illustrations, this book will inspire you to cook with fresh ingredients available right outside your door and leave you feeling confident that it will all work out deliciously.

The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution


I wrote this book to help you understand blood sugar and how what you eat really matters. I mean, really matters. One of the key themes of this book is that the food we eat is the single most important influence on our health. Food is so much more than the sum of its parts. It is the information we give our bodies that gets translated in to cellular instructions that control our health and our disease patterns.

The information in the first half of this book will help you understand how blood sugar works in the body and how the paleo approach to eating (or ancestral way of eating) can help you restore healthy blood sugar function and halt, if not reverse, the health consequences of blood sugar dysfunction and type 2 diabetes. You will also learn how to navigate eating away from home, how to read and understand food labels and how to stock your pantry with foods that will restore your health.
The second half of the book ties everything together with delicious paleo-inspired recipes that will leave you satisfied and finally in control of your blood sugar.