What does “Eat Local” mean?

Local. Local. Local.  Definitely a buzz word as of late and definitely a trend I hope gains way more traction as consumers begin to understand what it means to eat local.  There are different definitions for what “local” means and I’m hoping to share some thoughts. Local can mean within your City.  For example Toronto…

What’s The Point Anyways?

Everyday when I look in the mirror and see tired eyes looking back at me, I’m tempted to say “What’s the Point?” ….What’s the point of me launching a new business and taking the time and energy it takes to launch a blog, curate content, seek out new experiences and now launch my own events…

Adventures of MapleFest

In case you haven’t guessed it yet, let me state nice and clear……I love FOOD. I love yummy, gooey home baked things, in addition to, earthy delicious home grown things that give my taste buds a ride of their lives! *insert happy food dance* This means that I seek new recipes, new restaurants, new cultures…

Make a Joyful Noise! The Top Ten

Recently I asked everyone “What brings you joy?” and boy did  I get some amazing responses! The goal I have for Restoration Farms is to help people restore their love for Self, Nature and Farm Fresh Foods.  To reconnect with passions, healthy foods and shining a new light on both urban and rural Farming. Some…

The Day Starbucks Got Me to Drink Coffee

For those who don’t know me, let me start here…. I kinda, sorta, all the way, hate coffee. I occasionally drink iced coffee in the summer and that’s mainly because I thought it was the “weak crap” a true coffee loving connoisseur would avoid.  If the “coffee people’ hated it, then I’d give it a…

Grow. Cook. Eat.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH Reviewing fantastic meals we can create with local Ontario produce but also ‘how’ is this vegetable grown and can you DIY in your own backyard or community garden? Today we chat with Chef Maxine Knight. GROW. Butternut squash needs warm soil to germinate and takes approx 100 days to harvest, so start your seeds indoors. …

Sunday Dinners

“Food was not only something that we ate. Really, it was a way to strengthen our family. To check in on each other making sure that we were all still breathing and surviving. For over three decades, food has bonded my family every Sunday.” GUEST BLOGGER: Brandii Styles | Co- Founder of StylesbyKnight   For…

Adventures with RAW Catering

Oysters.  Oysters. Oysters.  My adventures in catering continued last Tuesday when I got invited to the launch of a new company, RAW Catering.  Founded by Sarah Baptiste, RAW Catering specializes in distinctive culinary experiences at premier venues and events while offering a raw tasting menu of delicacies like oysters and caviar (www.rawcatering.ca). In all my years experiencing…

Grow. Cook. Eat.

BLOG FEATURE — BEETS Grow. Cook. Eat. reviews some of my favourite vegetables from planting, harvesting, cooking and plating for super delicious meals.  The process of getting my hands dirty and nurturing life from seed to meal is therapeutic for me.  I literally feel like a boss lady when I harvest a crop and I…

Farm Fresh in Antigua

Every year I disconnect from the every day and go experience life in another location. 2016 it was Vancouver and 2017 it was California, Grand Canyon, Grenada, and a Caribbean cruise (Clearly …. I had lots of disconnecting to do). 2 weeks into 2018 and this year I find myself in the beautiful island of…

Why Empowerment Isn’t Enough

I’ve followed the empowerment movement for years. I always look for the silver lining and have more gratitude journals floating around my bedroom than socks. I believe in me. You can do it. Never dull your shine. Just 3 of the many affirmations I have on post-it notes, bookmarks, screen savers, and journal entries as…

Books, Books, Books……

I love reading and if I’m honest I love browsing for and buying books even more. I love the smell of a new book, the clean untouched cover and the weight of the book in my hand.  I’m guilty of buying books faster than I can read them, but then again..who isn’t? Selecting the book…