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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zero-Waste Uses for Basil Around the House

Aside from throwing it in pasta for an extra kick, basil contains powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antibacterial properties. It’s also a natural adaptogen, which means its​ ​adaptogenic properties​ help the body deal with stress; basil strengthens memory and concentration and regulates the body’s control over blood-sugar levels. ​ Here […]

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 […]

Do spices ever really expire?

In many kitchens, spices are an abundance, but if you took a look at your pantry or spice rack right now, how old are your spices? According to a report by Taste of Home,​ ground spices lose flavour quicker than whole spices​. The site added whole spices can last four […]

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. […]

Dill-icious Cream Cheese Dip

Entertaining this weekend? Try making a dill cream cheese dip using our Dill-icious Dip Mix. This recipe is such an easy one to make and the list of ingredients are simple to find. You can even tweak it with other ingredients you may love. For example, shredded spinach to make […]