Growing up Farm Girl

It’s been an interesting time trying to balance everything lately, but is there such a thing as balance? Who knows….but what I do know, is recently I took some “down time” (hence the lack of blog posts.. womp..womp) and reflected on my life and what areas need restored focus. It’s amazing how this type of…

Roger Mooking, Host of Man Fire Food on Food Network

If I’m not watching farmhouse renovations, urban farming tips or event decor webinars, I’m most definitely tuned into the Food Network.  My passions are multi-layered and when I discover others with more than one passion, I do a special little happy dance.  For those who’ve seen my food dance…..let me tell you, this one is…

Up close with Ontario Farmers

After studying Food & Farming at Durham College for 2 years and then working under a well-known farming family, I decided to get up close with some of our farmers and shine a little light on who grows food in Ontario.  When we eat local, who is the actual person behind the shovel?  Who is watering,…

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…