That Time I Volunteered at the GMO Answers Booth at SXSW

That Time I Volunteered at the GMO Answers Booth

When I was asked a few months ago if I might be available to volunteer my time to attend a conference to chat with consumers about GMOs at the GMO Answers (GMOA) booth, I excitedly said yes. They told me they were waiting to confirm details and to see if they could generate enough interest to […]

Catch the Moment Weeks 10 + 11

Catch the Moment Week 10 11

I didn’t get a chance to post week 10 last week, so here’s a whopping 14 photos all at once. Here’s a dark prairie sunset to start off these weeks. We had a blast on our sheep farm tour. Mama ewe with brand new twins! We don’t call him Tank for nothing. These boys love […]

Calgary Stampede Aggie Days Giveaway

Aggie Days Prize Pack Giveaway

For those of you who don’t know, we live about an hour east of Calgary and have the luxury of living so close to “the greatest outdoor show on earth”, the Calgary Stampede. For the past two years I have volunteered my time on the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days’ social media team. Aggie Days is […]

An Open Letter to Theo Fleury About Agriculture

An Open Letter to Theo Fleury About Agriculture

This is the actual email I wrote to Theo Fleury after he extended the invitation to me to email him to further discuss some issues he had with conventional agriculture, namely pesticides and Monsanto. He has since withdrawn his post from Facebook. Dear Mr. Fleury, Thank you for encouraging me to email you after our […]

Sheep Farm Tour

Sheep Farm Tour

I was so excited when my friend Ashley asked me if I wanted to go on a tour of a sheep farm during lambing with our kids. It’s been a goal of mine to tour as many Alberta farms as I can this year (and beyond!) so I was thrilled to cross “sheep farm” off […]

Catch the Moment Week 9

Catch the Moment Week 9

Ooooh I’m so glad it’s March! Usually our Marches come “in like a lamb” and “out like a lion”, contrary to the old saying…and so far it’s proven to be true. Spring-like temperatures in the double-digits and snow’s melting away! We headed to Lethbridge again for our annual family farm show vacation. The boys loved […]

Is Frozen Produce as Healthy as Fresh?

Is Frozen Produce as Healthy as Fresh?

I cannot tell you how I long to be in my garden again! I absolutely love spending time outside tending to my garden and teaching my kids how veggies in our garden grow, what the different veggies look like, and which ones we can eat raw without cooking. (Plus, it’s a great way to absorb […]

Garlic Cheese Loaf

Garlic Cheese Loaf

I have been wanting to make this for a LONG time. I’ve been in my husband’s family for over 10 years now and my mother-in-law makes this delicious garlic cheese loaf to serve with many meals, especially Italian dishes. I made my Italian sausage penne the other night and this went perfectly with it! The […]

Eat More Fruits & Veggies, There’s Nothing “Dirty” About Them!

Eat More Fruits and Veggies, There's Nothing Dirty About Them

It’s that time of year again when the the annual “Dirty Dozen” list, the list of fruits and veggies to have the highest pesticide residues, is released. According to the group that releases this list’s website website, their goal is “to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment”, but I see them […]

The War on Wheat

The War on Wheat

Last night a CBC program, the fifth estate, reported objectively on the anti-wheat trend in an episode called “The War on Wheat“. They interviewed Dr. William Davis, author of the book Wheat Belly, Dr. Joe Schwarcz a chemist, myth-buster, & science-advocate from McGill University, health science expert and author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Dr. Tim Caufield, obesity doctor, […]