I’m not what you would call a big drinker when it comes to alcohol. I never have been, and likely never will, solely because I was raised by two parents who don’t drink terribly often, and an older sister who doesn’t drink period. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a few drinks from time … More Have you tried Storyteller Beverage Company’s Bees Knees?
With the recent shutdown here in Ontario thanks to a rise in cases of COVID-19 and its variants, small businesses have taken a tremendous hit. All businesses have taken a hit in some way as a result of this pandemic, but arguably not nearly to the same extent small businesses have, and this third lockdown … More Small businesses need our help
If you’re a resident of Ontario, then you, like me, are facing lockdown round two. After the first lockdown we experienced and all of the negative effects it had on numerous small businesses, I was sincerely hoping we wouldn’t enter another; alas, here we are. I would just like to say that while it is … More Order takeout – it’s more important than ever
Supporting small businesses and small business owners is something rather near and dear to my heart. I credit my passion for supporting and buying local to my sister; she is a small business owner, and seeing the amount of dedication, time, effort and sacrifice that goes into owning a small business is not something that … More Support local this Christmas
Here in Ontario, a joyous occasion is coming to a close; peach season, and I am proud to say that Ontario peaches really are some of the best you can get. My mom and I anticipate the arrival of fresh, juicy, local peaches every summer, and I have to admit that it’s a little saddening … More Get your peach on
The COVID-19 outbreak has unfortunately created a lot of different problems in a lot of different contexts. I would imagine most of us have been impacted by the coronavirus differently, depending on the sort of life we live, the work we do, where we are geographically located, etc. But, I believe there is one constant … More The importance of supporting local businesses in a pandemic
Here in Ontario, the month of May typically means the arrival of fresh, local asparagus. It’s something I always look forward to as asparagus is one of my favourite veggies, and I imagine a lot of other folks can relate. The asparagus season is a brief one, and even more so this year. The frost … More Get your asparagus on
I feel like potato bacon soup is a flavour combination just about all of us can appreciate. Not only does bacon compliment potatoes perfectly (what doesn’t bacon compliment, though), the heavenly concoction that comes from pairing these two ingredients is one I would give just about anything for. Yes, I am talking this passionately about … More You really need to try Earthly Delight’s potato bacon soup
My sister is a small business owner. Her business, Earthly Delights, consists of ready-made, frozen meals, bath products, and also woodworking, so it’s safe to say she’s a pretty busy lady. My sister’s business has tremendously taken off this year in terms of her meals, specifically her soup. Several stores in Ontario now carry her … More Why aren’t we talking about the challenges of owning a small business?
Summertime in Ontario signifies the joyful start of fresh, seasonal produce. Whether it be asparagus, strawberries, plums or sweet corn, having access to locally grown items can be a gamechanger, both in terms of taste and overall quality. And while you may be under the impression you’re buying as much local product as possible, it … More Are you buying as local as you could be?
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
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
Approximately three weeks ago, I began working at Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery, located on Concession 12 in beautiful Waterford, Ontario. If you’re unfamiliar with this place, I highly encourage you to check out their website. This is one of the most serene locations to visit in Norfolk County, and although I may be slightly … More Bonnieheath Estate: a local paradise
With warmer weather finally sticking around here in Ontario, us Canadians are beginning to emerge from our igloos to spend some time outdoors. Completely accurate, and not stereotypical in the slightest, I know. Warmer temperatures typically correlate with outdoor activities, and around this time of year, people start itching to find things to do outside. … More Consider exploring locally
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
Local business and their success have always been of importance to me. Their importance likely stems from being raised in an agricultural environment, where small businesses often collaborate for a greater result, and further my sisters own small business. Seeing the folks who own and operate small businesses, busting their butts each and every day … More Finding and supporting local businesses
I apologize for the surplus in product reviews as of late, however, after receiving some products for Christmas, and others shortly before Christmas time, I figure I may as well offer my opinion of them in case someone else is contemplating giving them a try. My sister, who coincidentally happens to be the owner of … More Product review: Earthly Delights’ vanilla sugar scrub
It’s summertime here in Ontario, and summer in the farming community signifies far more than an increase in temperatures. With warmer weather comes an abundance of locally available produce, items that farmers and growers tirelessly produce for public consumption. From my own understanding, a lot of people do, in fact, eat, buy, and support locally. … More Eat, Buy, and Support Local
My sister is the owner and operator of Earthly Delights, a business she describes to be “… a passion project that I began 5 years ago. While in university, I began my small-scale vegetable stand as a secondary means of income. I began to fall in love with growing my own produce, harvesting it and … More The Challenges of Running A Small Business
It’s arguable that you’ve detected my passion for agriculture and supporting farmers, therefore it should come as no surprise that I advocate for the website Ontario Farm Fresh. Ontario Farm Fresh is essentially a website that provides information about farmers and their farms in Ontario, encouraging site visitors to visit them and in turn buy … More Ontario Farm Fresh