Prepare Your Grill for Cooking

The days are getting warmer and that means you'll (ideally) be spending more time cooking outdoors. Time to prep your grill for the season and get cooking! Step One Gather your tools. You'll need a stiff grill brush, a clean rag, vegetable oil, a bowl or clean & empty yogurt container and tongs. Step Two Heat [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

How-to: Handmade Herbal Salts

Making your own herbal salt is a wonderful way to incorporate healthy and tasty herbs into every meal with a dash or a sprinkle. Make salt "simples" (one herb) or blends easily at home. All you really need to get started is a good local sea salt (there are several made in BC) and your favourite herbs. Of course, [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

For thousands of years decorating eggs has been a beloved rite of spring. This Easter maybe give a nod to Mother Nature and ditch the dye pellets for natural, plant-based dyes. It's a great way to use up kitchen scraps and a wonderful experiment to do with the kids! Here's what you'll need purple cabbage [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Ten Essential Kitchen Staples

Stocking your kitchen with a few essential basics makes cooking and baking wholesome meals easy. Of course, kitchen staples vary from culture to culture and family to family—that's what makes food so fascinating. But we feel this list of affordable and long-lasting staples covers a lot of bases. Pulses and beans (chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Side Dish Round-Up

Behind every great turkey, goose or ham there are some fabulous side dishes. This holiday season, get creative with your sides and maybe start some new traditions! Click through the photos for recipes.

By | December 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Twas the Night Before Breakfast

Not having to make breakfast when you wake either allows time for a couple more snooze button hits or another cup of coffee—depending on what kind of human you are. Both scenarios are awesome in their own way. Try these make-ahead breakfast ideas and enjoy some extra time at the start of the day. Click [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Game Plan: Reduce Food Waste

We’ve all opened our fridge to find a slimy mess in the crisper or disgusting ancient yogurt hidden in the back. Or least we're think it's yogurt...  Forgotten food is wasted food. Why not start a reduce the waste campaign? Maybe make it a family effort. Kids love being monitors— especially yours! They'll learn some valuable lessons and you'll [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

School Lunchbox Inspiration

Do you feel you’ve run out of creative juice when it comes to making school lunches? As parents you’re aware of the effects of food on behaviour. Kids perform better in school and are more attentive if they eat healthy. When packing lunches, include four of the five food groups and choose foods with minimal food processing. We’ve [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

It’s Time for a Picnic

Don’t you find that meals always taste better outdoors? Maybe it’s the fresh air, the sunshine and the great company of family and friends. If you haven’t gone on a picnic this summer, it’s time to make room for one on your calendar, because in a blink of an eye the kids and grandkids will [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Humble Pulse

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulse. Pulses are a versatile food that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They can be a main dish, a side dish or a healthy ingredient in baked goods, snacks and even beverages. What are they? Pulses are [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments