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Harvest from the Heart: Thanksgiving

Harvest from the Heart: Thanksgiving

We cannot begin tell you how much we love all of your Harvest from the Heart messages that came through social media! We sincerely hope that your Thanksgiving weekend was filled with friends, family and good food. At Thanksgiving and always, as you sit down to enjoy your meal, don’t forget to #ThankAFarmer! Here are just…

Meet Canadian Farmer Jeannette

Meet Canadian Farmer Jeannette

Lifelong teacher, impressive combine driver, mom to Brent and Alisha, Dwayne’s partner on the farm, spreading unbridled enthusiasm in pearls and bedazzled jeans. Jeannette Andrashewski’s job hasn’t been easy this year. With unprecedented rainfall, Alberta’s harvest has been delayed, to put it mildly. “I’m driving the combine past homes that have their Christmas lights on!”…

What We’re Lovin’ for October

What We’re Lovin’ for October

What Ellen’s Lovin Pumpkins, pumpkins and squash! We love them as decorations during Thanksgiving and Halloween and we love to eat them. There are so many different varieties especially when you can go to a pumpkin market gardener. It so fun to experiment.  It’s a family event every year to go to the pumpkin patch…

Harvest from the Heart: #CanolaConnect Harvest Camp

Harvest from the Heart: #CanolaConnect Harvest Camp

This September marked our 6th annual #CanolaConnect Harvest Camp. In today’s world of technology and social media, it seems that it’s so easy to be connected. At the same time, we have become increasingly disconnected when it comes to knowing where our food comes from. We want to change that! In our efforts to connect…

Breading: Three Steps to Success

Breading: Three Steps to Success

There’s nothing worse than seeing your delicious breading slip off that piece of fried chicken as you lift it out of the oil. To get results like the pros, simply follow these three steps. Step 1: Seasoned Flour Add your favourite spices—or even just salt and pepper—to a couple of handfuls of flour. Use paper…

Recipes

Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville Hot Chicken

Place the portioned chicken in a large bowl and mix with hot sauce and buttermilk. Let rest in the fridge for 1 hour. In a separate large bowl, add flour and salt. Place two pieces of chicken in flour mixture at a time and dredge lightly. Repeat until all chicken is dredged. Preheat 16 cups…

Halloween Pancakes

Halloween Pancakes

Preheat griddle over medium heat. Spray with canola oil. In large bowl, add flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk. In medium bowl, beat egg and blend in mashed banana. Add canola oil, milk and food colouring if using. Mix well. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix until there…

Tilapia Fish Bites

Tilapia Fish Bites

Place tilapia strips in a large bowl. Combine lemon juice, garlic, onion, salt and pepper in small bowl. Add to tilapia strips and toss to coat fish with ingredients. Let marinate for 30 minutes in refrigerator. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the Green Pepper and Tomato Relish in a medium bowl. Combine all ingredients for…

Green Onion Pancakes with Dipping Sauce

Green Onion Pancakes with Dipping Sauce

Pancakes Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Pour 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil into the boiling water and stir to combine. Pour canola oil and water mixture over flour and mix ingredients to form a soft dough. Place in a second bowl, cover, and let rest 30 minutes. Divide dough into 6…

Rosemary Olive and Onion Bread

Rosemary Olive and Onion Bread

Pour 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil into a medium frying pan and place over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 2 – 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and let onions cook over low heat to caramelize, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, combine 1 1/2 cups bread flour, (375 mL) whole wheat flour,…