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…