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…

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,…

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…

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…

Let Me Introduce Myself

Do you know what happens when you stick your hands in dirt or walk barefoot across a creek?  What happens when you read a book that inspires you to face your hurts? Or when you finally pick up a paint brush that allows your inner most feelings to be expressed in colour?

Welcome to Restoration Farms.