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 […]

Ways to use Garlic Pepper

Wondering how to use our Splendor Garden Organic Garlic Pepper Blend? Here are some ideas for making some yummy dishes.   The perfect soup for a cold winter’s day!  This is such a great recipe to make after the holiday seasons with all that leftover turkey.  You can even freeze […]

Surviving Breast Cancer – Pat’s Story

The team at Splendor Garden is an interesting bunch of people and many of us have had our own personal battles with health. One thing you may not know is we have two people on the team who have battled breast cancer. We wanted to share one of those stories […]

Meet our Producer: Mike Weseen, 4th Generation Farmer

Mike is dressed in a t-shirt and jeans with a huge grin plastered across his face, not the typical look of a farmer who is struggling to finish harvest before the snow flies. He invites us to climb up the steps into his combine and we all squish into the […]

Homemade Baby Food

We know that processed foods have many additives like preservatives, sodium, and fillers. Whole foods and minimally processed foods retain more nutrients and are healthier. This is the reason we are all trying to reduce our consumption of processed foods, but why does this theory get thrown out the window […]

Are Organic spices worth it?

You might have heard of the Dirty Dozen or sometimes buy the organic eggs from the grocery store, but what about when you are in the spice aisle? Organic spices are touted as being more pungent and having more flavour, but one of the most compelling reasons to choose organic […]

Whole Grain for Health

Grains have gotten a bit of a bad rap lately, but there are many reasons to be choosing the whole grain for your health! Grains where designed by nature to be consumed whole for several reasons. The whole grain contains the bran, germ, and endosperm. Each layer is important and […]


It is one of the healthiest and safest ways to preserve food! And yet so many people are still not fermenting. Why? Probably because they have never tasted the goodness of homemade ferments. Probiotics are all the rage and many people are buying them in a pill, but you can […]

BBQ Hacks To Try This Summer

Everyone loves a nicely grilled steak, but there is so much more you can grill this summer that everyone will enjoy. Try out an idea below for hacking your BBQ before summer ends! Yes you can! Look for firm and fresh romaine. Slice it lengthwise. Brush it with a bit […]