Pulse Love: What are pulses?

2016 is International Year of Pulses, declared by the United Nations. In honour of this, I've decided to show pulses some love this year. I've done very little cooking and baking with pulses until now, but every month I will be stepping outside my comfort zone and featuring a pulse recipe, along with some pulse... Continue Reading →

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Recipe: Homemade mint Oreos

This past weekend I made homemade Oreos for the first time. I've enjoyed these before made by others, and found they're really simple to recreate. I love the chocolate and mint combination, so I opted for a mint Oreo. Ingredients Cookies: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Carrot Applesauce Muffins

  One of my goals for 2016 is to exercise more, and tied to that is eating healthy. I came across this healthy muffin recipe on Pinterest and tried it this past weekend. For a healthy muffin, they taste surprisingly good. What else makes these muffins so good? Local ingredients. The carrots, honey and flour (pictured below)... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Molasses Cookies with Vanilla Glaze

I came across this new cookie recipe on Pinterest recently and finally tackled it this past weekend. The molasses cookie is very similar to a ginger snap cookie recipe my mom often makes. But the vanilla glaze part was new to me - it was a nice added touch. I highly recommend these cookies -... Continue Reading →

Show some respect

I'm upset. I've been silently fuming over this for the past several days. Ontario dairy and grain farmer Andrew Campbell is posting a new photo of what happens on the farm every day in 2015 and tagging it with the hashtag #farm365. The first photo of the year featured a newborn heifer that was born at 1:40... Continue Reading →

Hunk of Meat Monday: Baked Spaghetti

If you love spaghetti and meat sauce, you're going to love this baked spaghetti recipe. It's super easy and great for families with young kids. I often make lasagna when I have guests over, but recently decided to try this new spaghetti recipe and it went over well. Enjoy! Baked Spaghetti Ingredients 1 package (16 ounces)... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Takeaways from #AgCatalyst: Part 2

Earlier this week I shared Part 1 of my Top 10 Takeaways from the AgCatalyst social media conference in Minneapolis. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. This was the second annual AgCatalyst conference, presented by AdFarm. This year's theme was "It's All About the Content" and featured various top-notch speakers from the agribusiness and... Continue Reading →

More spicy pumpkin recipes

This past weekend I went hunting on Pinterest for some new pumpkin baking recipes as I had some leftover pumpkin that I needed to use. I decided to try these two tasty recipes and they turned out great. The first recipe is pumpkin chocolate chip bread from Sally's Baking Addiction. Sally has great recipes on... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Takeaways from #AgCatalyst: Part 1

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the AgCatalyst social media conference in Minneapolis. This was the second annual AgCatalyst conference, presented by AdFarm. This year's theme was "It's All About the Content" and featured various top-notch speakers from the agribusiness and food industries. As I do after most conferences I attend, I decided... Continue Reading →

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