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 […]

DIY Flavoured Syrup

Have you ever read the ingredients on the flavoured syrups that are used in your favorite holiday beverages? The syrup shots used in your favourite holidays drinks contain a lot of sugar and some questionable ingredients. Natural flavors? Potassium Sorbate? Caramel colouring? No thank you. A great option to avoid […]

Spiced Christmas Pomanders

This clove studded fruit is an excellent Christmas craft for kids and adults! The best part about Christmas Pomanders is that they are a natural way to bring the smell of Christmas to your house. This craft is inexpensive and gorgeous. The first time I made a Christmas Pomander one […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baked Bartlett Pears

Bring together the delicious flavours of  pear, cinnamon with the freshness of the lemon with this delicious baked fruit recipe.  Ingredients 4 Bartlett pears, ripe but firm 3 tablespoons of agave nectar (or ¼ cup of brown sugar) 1/4 cup honey Zest and juice from one lemon 1/8 teaspoon Splendor […]

All about GARLIC

Happy National Garlic Day! Seeing as today is National Garlic Day and we wanted to take a moment and tell you all about it! Here is a great read on Medical News Today‘s website, writen by Christian Nordqvist and reviewed by Natalie Butler, RD, LD .  Christian talks about the benefits […]

What are the benefits of oregano?

Medical News Today | Joseph Nordqvist & Natalie Butler. RD.LD Medical News Today published an interesting article on the benefits of oregano. It was written by Joseph Nordqvist and reviewed by Natalie Butler. Joseph mentioned that this herb was used as herbal medicine as far back as the ancient greeks. […]