Rosemary: 5 Things You Need to Know

Rosemary is an herb with some surprising health benefits! Here is a list of 5 facts you might not already know about this tasty herb:* 1. It’s a great source of Vitamins A, B-complex and C, iron, calcium and fibre as well potassium, however, rosemary taken in large doses by pregnant women can be harmful. 2. With only 131 calories ...

Chilled Garden Pea Soup

Looking for a great summer soup recipe?  Try ours! Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh shucked garden peas 2 cups fresh garden spinach 1/3 cup fresh chopped garden mint 1/4 cup fresh garden basil leaves 1 small red chili pepper, seeded & minced A pinch of smoked paprika 4 fl. oz. 35% cream Extra Virgin Olive Oil – as needed 1 cup ...

Eat Fresh!

Summer’s coming, and farmers’ markets are opening up throughout Ontario!  Here’s why it’s important to eat local produce. Less travel = fresher, tastier produce. Shorter travel times usually mean less pesticides for you and your family to ingest. Supporting local farmers and local economy whenever you can, just makes sense. When is the best time to buy? Here’s a quick ...

Organic Gardening: Fruits and Veggies 101

If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many easy crops you can pick and some hints for a successful start: Beans: A great choice because they are tasty fresh or frozen, and there so are many varieties available. Do ...

Mother’s Day Brunch? Try this!

Are you hosting brunch this Mother’s Day?  Why not try something a little different? Check out this recipe from John-Paul Adamo, our President and Chef: Zucchini Frittelle (Serves 8-10)  Ingredients: 4 organic free run eggs 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (more as needed) 2 fl. oz. milk (more as needed) Salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup – grated parmegiano ...

Organic Gardening: Keeping Pests Out!

We know organic gardening brings fresh, pesticide-free produce and a healthier diet, but how do you save your bounty from hungry local wildlife? Here is a list of some of the more common garden pests and some time-tested tricks to help keep them out of your garden: Insects: Got aphids? Consider attracting their predator, the lady bug (typically drawn to Queen …

Give Mom What She Wants

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and if you’re like most of us, you’re wondering ‘what can I give the woman who has everything?’ The truth is, most moms want the exact same thing: time with the ones they love. Why not spend your day with us? Here are just a few of the things we have to offer for a fabulous …