Cooking With Kids: Simple Kid-Friendly Recipes

Trying to get kids eating healthy can be difficult. Trying to get them to eat local, seasonal, sometimes unfamiliar veggies can be even more of a challenge. But pairing some seasonal fruits and vegetables with other foods they’re more familiar with can be a good way to ease kids into eating, and thinking more locally and sustainably. With a little creativity, you might find that … Continue reading Cooking With Kids: Simple Kid-Friendly Recipes

Holiday Traditions from our Farm

Written by guest blogger, Kim Tilsley from GlenRyan Farms in Margaree Harbour, Cape Breton. This time of year is all about traditions; rituals and customs that bring meaning and comfort to the season. Not surprisingly many of these involve food in one way or another. I’d like to share a couple from my family. Foodie Tree Ornament: Many families have cherished decorations for the Christmas … Continue reading Holiday Traditions from our Farm

4 Activities to Get Kids Keen on Gardening

My name’s Caitlin Eisenhauer, and this summer I’ve been working with the Ecology Action Centre’s Food team. Over the last few months, I’ve been developing and delivering a series of food related workshops to young families. Gardening is a great activity that the whole family can get involved in. Whatever your families level of interest is in gardening, there is always room to get the … Continue reading 4 Activities to Get Kids Keen on Gardening

A New Year of Local Food

Happy New Year from the folks at Adventures in Local Food!  And thank you to Mary Ellen for today’s post. Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature. Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) Well, the last of the Sullivan Family’s Christmas Cake has been consumed, and as I reflect back on the holiday season I think of the farmers who were part of … Continue reading A New Year of Local Food

Getting Kids Acquainted with Real Foods

A lot of parents have a hard time getting their kids to like ‘real food’.  Food marketed towards children is usually loaded with fat, salt and sugar and highly packaged in brightly coloured plastic that promises oodles of fun.  Products geared towards kids are getting more and more over the top all the time – just check out this video: As if we needed ways … Continue reading Getting Kids Acquainted with Real Foods

Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Family Secrets

August 2010 For the month of August, I babysat my sister’s house and her car. While I did not want to develop a car dependency – unsustainable since the keys would be ripped from my fingers upon my sister’s return – I thought I might as well take advantage while I had the chance. The result was three jars of sun-dried tomatoes. Here’s how it … Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Family Secrets