Grow. Cook. Eat.

BASIL This feature provides a fantastic salad we can create with local Ontario produce but also ‘how’ this herb is grown and can you DIY in your own backyard or community garden? Today we focus on basil and make a quick recipe from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table cookbook. GROW. Basil is a very popular herb…

Food Tells A Story: Chubby’s Restaurant

My whole life food has always told a story.  It tells us who cooked it, where it grew up and why it’s perfectly paired with the drinks consumed and the people who are eating it.  We all have such pride in our native foods and the richness of a country can be tied back to…

Farmers’ Market Season – Tips!

Friends!! The time has come yet again to grab our reusable bags and pockets full of cash to head over to all the markets across the GTA.  Farm Fresh produce, artisan food products and the chance to meet your farmers is an awesome opportunity to take advantage of this summer. Ontario can have sporadic weather…

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…