Western Canada’s Other Oil Boom

There's an oil boom taking place across the Canadian Prairies but it's not what you think. A different kind of oil - an oilseed - is blooming throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It's called canola. Canola is a western Canadian success story. The crop was bred at the University of Manitoba in the 1970s. This... Continue Reading →

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Swapping Ag Goodies

At last week's Agvocacy 2.0 conference I had the opportunity to learn about agriculture in other areas of Canada and the United States through a swap meet where we exchanged ag items that represented our region with items from other areas. (To read more about my experience at the AgChat Foundation conference click here). I... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: A Prairie Photo

Last Friday I bid farewell to my Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC) coworkers. We enjoyed lunch together and they surprised me with a goodbye gift, along with a very thoughtful card. I must admit that I teared up reading the card. And I just had to share a photo of the gift below. It's a... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: A Prairie Sunset

This past weekend I travelled to the family farm for Thanksgiving and captured these beautiful sunset photos. I love the amazing colors. I've been fortunate to experience sunrises and sunsets around the world but nothing I've seen measures up to the beauty of a Prairie sunset (I may be a bit biased!). Happy Wednesday!

Recipe: Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins

Raspberries are a summer treat in Manitoba. They are one of my favorite kinds of berries. So today I'm sharing a raspberry muffin recipe with you. I usually make these at least once a summer with fresh raspberries but you can also use frozen raspberries. Just like with the strawberries my mom and I picked earlier this... Continue Reading →

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