Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

The easiest and most versatile method of food preservation, is to freeze it. Many fruits and veggies can be frozen without any preparation, or you can wash and chop them so they’re easy to take out and use for healthy recipes. While we’re all aware that freezing food is an option, there are a surprising […]

Chef Dad: Gifts for Foodie Fathers

Chef Dad: Gifts for Foodie Fathers

We’ve brought together an outstanding selection of Foodie Father’s Day gift ideas for Canadian Dads!  Each winning product includes a link so you can easily find it online in Canada. These products were chosen from brand submissions and/or items we already use, based on quality, value, and features. Submissions: We publish numerous holiday gift guides […]

Clever Recipe Substitutions and Switches for Healthier Summer Eating

Clever Recipe Substitutions and Switches for Healthier Summer Eating

We love to indulge our tastebuds in the Summer and the heat leaves us with less energy to cook healthy meals.  That combination can set us up for one big diet fail.  These easy recipe substitutions and switches can prevent seasonal sabotage over the Summer and throughout the year.

Food Preservation Guide – Getting Started

Food Preservation Guide – Getting Started

Welcome to our series on food preservation. It’s a five-part series of articles that will take you through all food preservation options, including freezing, fruit preserves, dehydrating, canning and pickling. We’ll include recipes too! This introduction summarizes your options, shows you where to find bulk produce at the best prices, and offers other helpful preservation […]

Canadian Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2021

Canadian Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2021

It can be tough to find a gift that’s special enough for our Mom. Our 2021 Canadian Gift Guide for Mothers includes some of our favourites, so you can narrow down your options and make a perfect choice!

6 Easy Berry Bushes for Your Canadian Garden

6 Easy Berry Bushes for Your Canadian Garden

Berry bushes bring nutritious sweetness into your edible landscape. There are suitable varieties for every size of yard or patio, from fence climbers to patio pots. They’re usually planted in Spring and grow almost anywhere in Canada, so you’ll often find them in garden centres this time of year.

The Big Guide to Planning and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

The Big Guide to Planning and Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular and more elaborate in Canada.  Planning and building them can become quite involved and it’s more than a little overwhelming. This guide is designed to help you through the planning stages so you can focus on the end result.

Grow These 5 Easy Herbs for Your Pets!

Grow These 5 Easy Herbs for Your Pets!

It’s time to plan and our herbal gardens and get those seeds ordered. Don’t forget to include some premium supplements for pets. Dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, ferrets, rabbits, small rodents, reptiles and fish can all benefit from suitable fresh herbs for nutrition, immunity, and healing. Nothing could be more natural – animals have instinctively […]

Peanut Butter Bird Nests – No-Bake Recipe for Easter

Peanut Butter Bird Nests – No-Bake Recipe for Easter

These peanut butter bird nests are as tasty as they are adorable! They’re eggcellent for Easter entertaining or gifts.  Cadbury mini eggs are the house favourite, so both the cookies and leftover eggs disappear in record time. We also tried Smarties mini eggs but I found them to be a bit too large.