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,…

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…

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…