Healthy Holidays: How to Cut the Fat From Festive Food

Healthy Holidays: How to Cut the Fat From Festive Food

Healthy eating doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in delicious holiday foods, you just have to be a little more creative. Try these easy, proven ways to trim the fat from the holiday season and you won’t even notice that you’re making healthier choices.

Food Preservation Guide III – Jam, Jelly and Fruit Preserves

Food Preservation Guide III – Jam, Jelly and Fruit Preserves

As berries and other fruit come into season in Canada, many people make their own fruit preserves so they can enjoy them all year long.  Even more appealing is the control you have over what goes into each jar, allowing for creativity, healthy choices, and the omission of chemicals.

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 […]

How Beekeepers Can Make Money with Honey

How Beekeepers Can Make Money with Honey

Many people are passionate about beekeeping, be it a hobby, conservation effort, business, or all of the above. If you’re considering starting a “beesiness”, you might be surprised to learn just how many products can be derived from honey.

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.

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.

What are the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup?

What are the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup?

Sap running is a very Canadian sign of Spring! Families visit their local sugar bush to learn about the process of making maple syrup, while children enjoy the taste of maple taffy and maple sugar candy. It may come as a surprise that such a sweet indulgence could be good for us, but it is.

Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Food is especially important to the Irish. Even now, many generations after suffering through times of starvation. Most of their traditional recipes still contain ingredients from times of economic hardship, such as potatoes. Irish Moss seaweed stepped in for many families during the Potato Famine. Luckily, Irish Moss is a “super food” that is packed […]

8 Fun, New Kids’ Books That Inspire Health and Happiness

8 Fun, New Kids’ Books That Inspire Health and Happiness

Resolutions are made and broken this time of year. For parents, many of our resolutions involve nurturing a healthier body and mind for our kids. Forcing it on them can backfire, but making it a fun choice when they’re young can result in a lifetime habit.