Eggs are pretty fantastic when you think about it. Not only are they delicious and simple to prepare, but they further contain a multitude of nutrients that benefit the human body. And, they’re a whole lot more, according to ThinkEgg’s website. Eggs actually contain the highest quality protein you can buy, and egg yolks happen … More Let’s talk about eggs
Ciders and summertime pair perfectly. There’s something so refreshing about cracking open a crisp, cool apple cider on a hot summer day, and I imagine a lot of folks would agree with me. If hard cider is your go-to drink when the weather warms up, I have some fantastic news for you: Bonnieheath Estate Lavender … More Move over, Somersby; Folkin’ Hard Cider has you beat
Eating in restaurants nowadays can be a hit or miss experience, depending on where you go. Prices can be far higher than expected; atmosphere can significantly impact overall experience; menu options may be limited. Not to worry, though; Broadway Diner in Hamilton has all of its bases covered. Located on Upper James Street, Broadway Diner … More Broadway Diner: a hidden Hamilton gem
In working at Bonnieheath Estate, a lavender farm and winery, I’ve come to develop a relatively firm understanding of lavender. Prior to starting this job, I had some knowledge of this magical plant, but now that my knowledge has expanded, I thought I would offer a little lavender 101, if you will, in hopes of … More Lavender 101
Cannabis is something that is often misunderstood, in my opinion. When most of us consider cannabis, we think of it being smoked, or consumed in a brownie or a gummy. But, in reality, cannabis can be used in a variety of dishes, and an article originally published at Foli offers up 15 different recipes using this delightful plant. … More Cooking with cannabis
When it comes to wine, whites are my jam. I’ve never been able to get into reds, and honestly, I’m not a fan of them in general. Prior to working at a winery, I never thought I would be writing a blog post with some white wine suggestions for the summer months, but here we … More Summer white wine essentials
Cooking is something a lot of us fear, for many different reasons. Burnt entrees and failed desserts are just a few potential examples as to why someone may be intimidated in the kitchen, amongst other things. Good news, though; cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you have a few tricks on standby. I … More Here’s how to be a pro in the kitchen
If you’re someone who is considering using CBD extract, it can be a little overwhelming to determine which type is best for you. Luckily, an article originally published on Made By Hemp’s website outlines the main differences amongst CBD extract, making it a little simpler to figure out which one to go with. The four most common varieties … More Understanding different types of CBD extract
Bees are pretty incredible little guys when you stop to think about it. Their contributions to the environment and food production are remarkable, and with initiatives ever present to encourage us to save and conserve bees, I thought it would be interesting to do a little bit of research about our good friends. Here are … More Let’s talk about bees
Most of us have tried granola at some point on our lives. My question, though, is whether or not the granola we’ve tried is actually tasty. I’ve had several variations of granola, however, I’ve struggled finding one that really gets me going. They’re all pretty similar, typically consisting of nuts, raisins, and granola itself. Then … More Looking for a unique twist on granola? Check out Bakery on Main
Sugary alcoholic drinks have never been my thing. I find them to be excessively sweet (almost like you can feel cavities forming as you sip on them), and honestly, wine and beer have always been my preference. That is, wine and beer were my preference until I discovered Cottage Springs vodka sodas. Now my top … More Here’s why you need to try Cottage Springs’ vodka sodas
My mom and I were grocery shopping a few nights ago at Sobeys, and in the produce section, a display titled “plant-based alternatives” caught my eye. I decided to take a stroll over to the display to see what sorts of items were available. A vast majority of the section consisted of dairy-free cheeses, although … More Plant-based diets: logical or ludicrous?
Wine is something I’ve never really had much luck with. When I became of drinking age, I pretty well stuck with beer, and the odd cooler. Enter my gluten intolerance a few years later, and my beer drinking days came to an end relatively quickly. Coolers are fine for me to continue drinking, but often … More Don’t whine about wine
Eating enough veggies can be hard. Especially if you’re like me, and you find them to be rather bland. And, despite my knowledge of the benefits of consuming copious amounts of greens, I still struggle to do so. I eat vegetables daily, but I would like to eat more, and I would argue many of … More How to sneak more vegetables into your diet
One of the biggest downsides of being intolerant to dairy is not being able to sip on delicious, milky beverages that seem to just hit the spot. Specifically, ones from Starbucks, because they’re bloody delicious. Not to worry, though. It just so happens that after some experimenting and luck, I’ve managed to construct my own … More Here’s how to make a Starbucks-worthy, dairy-free steamer
My sister’s business, Earthly Delights, recently revealed some exciting news regarding its newest services, and what better way to share the news than with the internet. Earthly Delights, as a recap, is a small business that offers homegrown, chemical-free produce, natural wellness products such as bath bombs and scrubs, and artisanal woodworking. It’s my sister’s … More Earthly Delights: making mealtimes easier
Chips are one of those things that most of us have a love/hate relationship with. As delicious as they are, they’re also extremely addictive, and before you know it, ‘just a handful’ has turned into you slouching off of your couch, crumbs everywhere, and a feeling of despair as you stare into the empty plastic … More Here’s how to make your own potato chips
My sister, cousin and I are all rather avid fans of protein, so when the opportunity presents itself to enjoy some authentic, delicious barbeque, you can bet we take full advantage. The three of us decided to try out Saltlick Smokehouse in Hamilton, and we weren’t disappointed. Located on James St. North, this little joint … More Craving real barbeque? Visit Saltlick Smokehouse
Mexican food is my jam, and thankfully, my family feels the same way about this fantastic, incredibly fresh and flavourful cuisine. So, when my mom, dad and I stumbled across Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Hamilton, Ont., you can be sure we hurried in for a bite to eat. Located at 255 James St. N … More Restaurant review: Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine
This is nuts, ladies and gentlemen. Findings from a recent epidemiological study suggest that “consuming walnuts may be associated with a lower prevalence and frequency of depression symptoms among American adults,” said a Eurekalert release, originally from Edelman Seattle. Researchers involved with this study assessed participants for depression. They discovered that “depression scores were 26 … More Can walnuts help with depression?
I am a seafood lover. There are very few species that come from the ocean that I won’t eat, and referencing what I assume to be relatively common knowledge, consuming seafood offers the human bodies many benefits. What sorts of benefits do eating fish and seafood lead to, you may ask? Well, fish is a … More Why aren’t we eating more fish?
Making an effort to abide by a healthier diet can be a rather challenging feat to overcome, especially if you haven’t made any major changes to your diet as of late. Chances are that as good as your intentions are, after a strong start, you find yourself reverting back to old habits, and soon, pizza … More Healthy eating hacks
Who knew that what you consume on a daily basis could affect your memory? Well, Ajuriel Willette, an assistant professor at Iowa State University in the department of food science and human nutrition, along with his team of researchers, proved just that. Willette and his team unveiled a satiety hormone through research that could lower the … More Food for thought: does what you eat influence your memory?
My Opa recently celebrated his 93rd birthday, and to commemorate such a significant occasion, my family and I, along with some extended family, went to the Mandarin in Hamilton. I hadn’t been to the Mandarin for probably five or six years, prior to dining there for my Opa’s birthday. I remembered it had a great … More Is the Mandarin worth the price?
A CBC article snagged my attention recently, but for all of the wrong reasons. Roughly 35.5 million tonnes of all food produced in Canada is wasted or lost, says a recent report, and approximately one-third of said waste could be sent to communities in need across the county. That’s 58 per cent of all of the … More Canada wastes over half of all food produced
Three in five wild coffee species are on the brink of extinction, thanks to climate change, disease and infestation, and deforestation, a Wednesday Physorg article said. A tremendous amount of coffee is consumed daily – over two billion cups, to be exact. However, the coffee industry is entirely reliant on the wild varieties grown in … More Could coffee become extinct?
I don’t drink alcohol very often. It’s never been something of significant interest to me, therefore I tend to stay away from it most of the time. That being said, the odd time I have experienced a hangover in my life is enough reasoning for me to write this blog post, because they can be … More International hangover cures
Scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed the other day, I stumbled across a post from PETA that thoroughly pissed me off (no, I do not follow PETA on Twitter, don’t worry). The post was linked to an article titled “‘Game of Thrones’ Star Jerome Flynn: Reject Cruelty, Go Vegan,” and since I am a huge Game … More Recognizing misleading animal activism (cough, PETA, cough)
Whether you’re willingly gluten-free or it’s due to dietary reasons, for example, sensitivities or allergies, going out for dinner can be a bit of a struggle. You do a quick scan of the menu, struggling to recognize something, anything, you can consume without triggering an onslaught of diarrhea and pain, but your options are limited. … More Hacks for eating gluten-free in restaurants
I’m not a huge fan of insects. I recognize their purpose and appreciate their contributions to our ecosystems and animal kingdoms, however, I do my best to stay out of their way and simply let them do their thang. They show me the same courtesy, for the most part. The act of consuming a bug … More Should you be eating bugs?