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7 Things You Need to Know About Rhubarb

Get Rhubarb Ready Depending on where you live in Canada, your rhubarb could be just popping up or ready to harvest. Check your garden, is the rhubarb up?  This past weekend I was able to harvest just enough stalks from my backyard to make a cake for my family.  Your plant just might be ready…

What We’re Lovin for May

What Ellen’s Lovin’ Unique hand crafted baskets are the best gifts to give and receive!  I’m blessed to have two unique baskets in my home.  One I got as a gift from a dear friend as part of a celebration and the other my daughter bought at Poor Michaels to keep her crafts organized.   Check…

How to Host the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Party

Grab your friends, a loaf of bread and a spread of assorted cheese, meats and veggies to host a fun and interactive Ultimate Grilled Cheese Party!   10 easy steps to host a fun, interactive grilled cheese party 1. Cheese is the heart of your guests’ creations Since we’re talking grilled CHEESE, it’s important to include a…

What We’re Lovin’ for April

What Ellen’s Lovin Harvest Camp in Video! I’m lovin this video that my Canola Eat Well team and Adam Duguay from Co-Element created.  I love camp and everything that it represents ~ collaboration, conversations, connections and community.  Watch it here and join us in the #farmtofood conversation! What Simone’s Lovin Journey 2050 Two years ago,…

Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Filled Incredible Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts In a medium size saucepan, heat milk to proper temperature. Whisk in canola oil and eggs. In large mixer bowl, using dough hook attachment, combine yeast, sugar, 2 cups flour, nutmeg and salt. Add combined liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Beat ingredients for 1 – 2 minutes. With mixer turned…

Coffee Filled Incredible Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts In a medium size saucepan, heat milk to proper temperature. Whisk in canola oil and eggs. In large mixer bowl, using dough hook attachment, combine yeast, sugar, 2 cups flour, nutmeg and salt. Add combined liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Beat ingredients for 1 – 2 minutes. With mixer turned…

Reverse Seared Steak & Crispy Potatoes

Preheat oven to 275°F (135°C) Oil both sides of the steak with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil and season with salt and smoked paprika Place steak in the oven directly on the grill rack, make sure to place a pan on the oven rack below the steak to catch all of the drippings. Bake…

Bomboloni de Nutella

In a small bowl, stir in a pinch of the sugar into the hot water. Stir in yeast and let stand for about 10 minutes or until frothy. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together 2 cups (500 mL) of the flour, remaining sugar, orange zest (if using), and salt. Make a well in the…

Slow Cooker Berry Crisp

In a large bowl, mix berries, maple syrup, lentils, flaxseed and flour. Place in slow cooker. Mix together topping ingredients. Spread on top of berry mixture. Cook on high for 2-3 hours. (If using frozen fruit, cook for 3 hours.) Serve as is, with Greek yogurt, ice cream and/or fresh berries.