Active Kombucha Scobys!

Active Kombucha Scobys!

Exciting news! I now have a Canadian supplier of LIVE Kombucha Scoby’s! This is really great news as the dehydrated scobys were not quite living up to my standards, although they were great for shipping long distances. I am really happy to be able to provide live Kombucha Scoby’s across Canada! For those that may … Continue reading

One door closes….

One door closes….

Another chapter of my retail initiative has come to a close. Unfortunately, the landlord of 730 Front Road has declined my request for a non-competition clause in my lease. This is a very standard practice when leasing retail space, as it prevents another business from doing the same thing in such close proximity. Instead of … Continue reading

For the love of beets!

For the love of beets!

  For the love of beets you must get to your local market and snap up these beauties while you can.  If you have never tried an heirloom beet you are in for a treat!  Golden beets are my favourite but mixing a variety of beets makes a fabulous feast for the eyes and some … Continue reading

Simple Summer Salad

Simple Summer Salad

We just had this as a quick side to BBQ’d burgers. Loved it and wanted to share! Simple Summer Salad Recipe 1/2 package of cavatappi pasta (or pasta of choice), cooked 3-5 tablespoons of Cook’s Gourmet Tapenade, any flavour (we used the Roasted Red Pepper) 1/2 container of feta cheese, crumbled salt & pepper to … Continue reading

A new love affair….

A new love affair….

A new love affair with, Olives? When it comes to olives there is a very definitive line between the lovers and the haters. I have always found myself on the latter side of the line. I do however admit, I was not very adventurous when it came to tasting foods made with olives.  I always … Continue reading

Kombucha!

Kombucha has been consumed for over 2000 years the world over. It has been extensively studied and applied for several medical uses in Russia, Germany, China and many other places.  It is naturally carbonated and is purported to have a host of healing properties that may include: *Probiotics – healthy bacteria *Alkalize the body – … Continue reading

Local it is!

Local it is!

Today was a great day for local food in Kingston.  A new market had it’s grand opening with great success.  The Memorial Centre Farmers Market will now be running every Sunday from 9am – 2pm! 5  local food vendors really stood out for me: Ironwood Organics – Producers of Red Fife Wheat Stone Ground Flour … Continue reading

Whole Grains & Sourdough

Whole Grains & Sourdough

My first day at the Kingston Public Market garnered a lot of questions about grains, gluten-free, and sourdough.  Many people were concerned with wheat and many have decided to go off grains completely.  I actually found it to be a little scary that grains are being so misunderstood.  Although, I do have to admit I … Continue reading

To market, to market…..

To market, to market…..

Tomorrow is my first official market day of the season! I am really excited about the feedback I received last weekend at the Mulberry Mayfair, it was a great way to kick off my newest venture.  I will have lots of Traditional Food Starters, including Kombucha Tea Scoby & Water Kefir Grains! I will also … Continue reading

Thank You!

Thank You!

  I wanted to post a thank-you to the many wonderful people I had the pleasure of interacting with today.  I always love the atmosphere of Mulberry Waldorf School but today I was able to really take in the people who make Mulberry a community.  I had the opportunity to discuss Traditional Foods with a … Continue reading