Father’s Day: A Day for Dad

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it can be a struggle to come up with ideas of what to get Dad, what would he like, would he every use it, how much do I send….and the questions go on, and on and on!  Making a special day for Dad shouldn’t be […]

Supporting Local: Buying Canadian Fish

There are many foods we cannot produce in Canada, that I am not sure I can live without. Coffee and chocolate top the list. We are very lucky to live in Canada because we can grow a bounty of foods like oats, wheat, pulses, and raise beef, pork and chicken. […]

Fishing Trip Planning: Basic Checklist for Beginners

Planning a fishing trip can be difficult for first timers and not knowing what to bring can be a little stressful. The biggest fear is going out on the water and forgetting your gear or important equipment…like your rod! We thought we would help by providing you with this basic […]

Mother’s Day Fun

During these times, everyday shopping can be quite stressful and with Mother’s Day among us, we wonder what we can do to show our appreciation.   Well, here are some great solutions for creating a Mother’s Day they will never forget! Check out these fun Mother’s Day ideas, “Stay at […]

Herb Infused Honey

Herbs can be used in many ways and sometimes we forgot how versatile they are. Plants contain powerful botanicals and these botanicals are used to flavour foods, in skincare products, and are distilled into essential oils. People have been using the plant botanicals for thousands of years as a medicine […]

It’s About Thyme

Thyme is an essential flavoring in much Western and Middle-Eastern cooking. Unlike most herbs, it withstands long, slow cooking and it enhances other herbs without overpowering them. This makes thyme a must-have spice to have stocked in your pantry.   What thyme is it? Thyme is one of those spices […]

Cooking with Cast Iron

How this Old Fashion Cookware is Making a Comeback Digging through the cupboards of cooks in the 30’s you would have been hard pressed to find cookware not made of cast iron. Cast iron kettles, dutch ovens, and pots were used by the settlers to heat with coals from the […]

Using Sage in the Kitchen

Sage is an amazing herb! You need this pungent minty and musky herb in your culinary arsenal. Sage is such a powerful plant and has so many great qualities. Did you know that sage actually grows wild on the Canadian prairies? It was used by the first nations for ceremonies, […]

Chinese Five Spice…What Is It??

This ancient spice blend has been around for thousands of years and was used primarily in traditional Chinese cuisine. The dishes that use this spice are more traditional dishes than the North Americanized Chinese dishes of chicken balls and chicken fried rice. If you have ever tried Peking Duck than […]

The Benefits of Using Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant which is a root.   It’s commonly used in foods such as curry, mustards, sauces and beverages.  More commonly the root of turmeric is used to make medicine.   Turmeric is used for issues involving pain and inflammation but also has be […]