What started out as an experiment at our house, has grown into a pet project and a labour of love. Let me confess up front – I am not a gardener. I hate gardening. Actually, it’s more that I hate the heat that comes with the dog days of summer, and gardening in the heat has never brought me great joy. Until now.Read More
Our weekly meal prep has changed in recent months along with the changes happening around the globe. From shopping in large grocery chains, to now ordering the bulk of our groceries from a local farm community, we are eating fresher and better than ever while supporting local businesses and farmers.Read More
Summer and deck weather have finally arrived in Ontario, and that means it’s grilling season!! These pesto and cheese-filled peppers are a quick and easy appetizer that come together in minutes and make a great appetizer, snack or light lunch all summer long.Read More
Served with crisp salty chips, this smoked trout dip recipe is a flavourful elegant dish with hints of smoke that pairs beautifully with a tall glass of your favourite wine. This recipe comes together easily and quickly, allows for you to alter the texture to your preference, and is special enough to serve to guests at a dinner party.Read More
Meat and cheese boards of all kinds are always a big hit in our house. Platters loaded with fuss-free finger foods….what’s not to love??
Typically served as an appetizer, a charcuterie board consists of a variety of meats and cheeses, but can also include other accompaniments like fruits, nuts, breads, crackers, jellies, or sauces.Read More
Sweet potato hash is one of my favourite go-to breakfast or brunch options. Prepared in a skillet, this savory dish comes together quickly and easily, is full of flavour, and is a healthy meal option loaded with vegetables.Read More
On Monday’s, I place a grocery order through one of our local farms, and every Saturday we drive out to the farm to pick it up. I always include a produce box with my order, and what’s in that box is different each week depending on what’s available or in season. I never know what I’m getting until I pick it up. This week our black box of produce from the farm contained a variety of pears and they were the inspiration for this pear & prosciutto flatbread.Read More
It’s no secret that we are living in unprecedented times and so many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat as they are forced to close their doors to normal business.
The food industry has been hit hard, with seating areas in restaurants off limits and restaurants open only for curbside pickup, takeout, or delivery, they’ve had to regroup and come up with a new type of normal.Read More
Absolutely nothing beats the taste of fresh healthy food grown close to home, except buying food grown close to home and knowing you’re supporting a local farmer and business.
Other than for great tasting food, there are a number of reasons to shop local and support your local farmers.Read More
It’s never too early to start eating Easter chocolate, is it?
This is day three here of distance learning for our kids, and they have been trying hard to find a new sense of ‘normal’. What with everything going on, and being confined to the house, it’s easy for kids to forget that spring has sprung and this is Easter weekend.Read More