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A Birthday Wish for Canada

A Birthday Wish for Canada

Three Ways to Celebrate Canadian Farmers Get The Gear Do you love to celebrate Canada and farmers? We’ve got you covered. Check out our latest summer sizzle red clothing collection and get your order in today! #MakeItCanola This summer #MakeItCanola. Get your greens on with a delicious salad, get grilling those veggies, baking those muffins…

What We’re Lovin’ for June

What We’re Lovin’ for June

What Raeanne’s Lovin’ Uplifting Art This past fall, I had the pleasure of visiting the National Gallery of Canada.  It was a beautiful and inspiring visit and I left feeling lighter and happier.  The recollection of that visit still brings me a smile.  No matter the city, I often find art galleries to be an…

7 Things You Need to Know About Rhubarb

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 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…

Recipes

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

Combine bulgur and boiling water in large bowl. Cover and let stand for about 30 minutes, until water is completely absorbed and bulgur is tender. Stir in lemon juice and zest, canola oil, and garlic. Let cool to room temperature. Add red and yellow pepper, cucumber, parsley, dill, mint and salt. Toss to combine. Gently…

Mexican Veggie Fries

Mexican Veggie Fries

Cut potatoes into wedges. Cut carrot and parsnips into sticks (should look like French fries.) Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Add vegetables and pre-cook them for about 8 minutes. Vegetables should still be firm. Drain off hot water and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Meanwhile, combine all remaining dry…

Beet and Green Apple Tarts

Beet and Green Apple Tarts

Pastry Dough In a food processor, add flour, salt, and baking powder. Pulse once or twice to combine ingredients. Add cold/frozen canola oil. Pulse again once or twice. Combine water, egg and vinegar in a small bowl. With food processor running, pour liquid ingredients through the chute. Turn off machine as soon as ingredients are…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Pulse cauliflower florets in food processor until very fine texture. Transfer cauliflower to large microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, until cauliflower is cooked through. Transfer cauliflower onto a clean tea towel and spread out to cool slightly. Once cooled enough to handle, wrap the cauliflower in the towel and…

Twice-Baked Thai Potatoes

Twice-Baked Thai Potatoes

Preheat oven to 425°F (210°C). Pierce each potato with a fork. Rub potato skins with some of the canola oil. Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet for about 1 hour or until potatoes are fully cooked. Meanwhile, pour remaining oil into a large saucepan. Sauté onions, red pepper, garlic and ginger for about 3-5 minutes.…