DIY Egg Carton Bird Feeder
Having grown up in nature, I have always enjoyed spending time outdoors. My dad, the environmentalist/marine biologist/zoologist expert himself, took an interest in educating my cousins and me on the wilderness and ecosystems that make up the island we (and they) call Horseshoe. We were taught to honour the land we live on and respect it. Picking flowers was a huge no-no and the birds, bugs and bees were here first, so you make way for them! No swatting shall be had, for the bees sake, and your own! While fondly remembering the good times I had growing up, I decided I should do a little bit for my neighbourly critters myself! So, I decided to make an egg carton bird feeder!
Enjoying a Smooth-ie Summer
Summer is in full swing and there is no better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm days than with a smoothie loaded with all the good stuff! Whether I am spending a hot sunny day out in the hammock or coming home off the water with a hankering for something cool, I always crave a smoothie!
5 Reasons to Pack Eggs on your Camping Trip
We’re looking forward to spending time camping in Canada’s great outdoors. Here are 5 reasons why you should take eggs on your camping trip this summer.
Rising Food Prices and The Role Eggs Can Play
If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve likely noticed a steep increase in prices all around the store. Due to a combination of factors from the pandemic, including issues with food production, transportation, packaging and supply chain, your average grocery bill has likely grown. The dilemma facing many of us is how to ensure that meals remain accessible, affordable and enjoyable amid rising food prices. One solution is to enjoy eggs more often as part of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. As a source of protein with more than 16 essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are a cost effective way to add nutrition and enjoyment to the plate.
Five Tips for Egg Storage and Freshness
Today I’m going to share some great tips to help you reduce egg waste by keeping them fresh and ready-to-use at home for longer.
Jenny Casson Update: Back to Rowing
After seven months of surgeries, rehabilitation, and relocation, I can say that I am finally getting back to rowing! Having to depend on crutches for the first while of 2022 was difficult to say the least. Being able to take my first steps with just two legs to hold my full body weight was truly awesome.
Eggs and Vitamin K2
Eggs are a source of important vitamins and minerals, including selenium, folate, and vitamin D. But one nutrient that recently is getting a lot of attention is vitamin K2, which is found in eggs. Eggs contain about 8mcg of Vitamin K2 and the fat in the egg yolk helps boost absorption of Vitamin K1 found in leafy greens. They are better together!
The Buzz About Bee Lawns
The struggling bee populations have gained a lot of attention in the news the last few years. You may have come across some of these articles and thought “That’s not happening, I see lots of bees flying around in the summertime”, but the reality is, wild bees in Canada are at a high risk of suffering devastating population declines. It has been estimated that about a quarter to a third of wild bee species in Canada are at risk of extinction due to climate change, insecticide use and habitat loss. This issue is not just isolated to Canada, bee populations are declining world-wide.
Grow Your Own Cress Egg Heads
What better way to start spring than with planting some of your own seeds and watching them grow! This May, I wanted to get a little creative when it came to my springtime planting. I came across the cutest little kitchen window-sill cress growing craft, and simply had to take part. What I didn’t expect was the sheer joy I got in watching it grow every day! From seeds to a full head of hair, my little egg heads sprouted faster than ever! Probably because of the healthy Omega 3 eggshells they were growing in - all those nutrients were sure to give them the extra boost for a speedy growth! 😉
Easter Bunny Cake
Spring is in the air. Finally. For many of us, it has been the longest winter in the history of ...
Selenium – The Lesser Known but Important Mineral
There are many nutrients in eggs that lend to its stellar nutrition profile, including protein, iron and vitamin D. But there’s a lesser-known mineral in eggs that’s beginning to make headlines for its health benefits: selenium.
Breakfast and Brunch Boards
I was so taken by the beautiful cookbook On Boards by inspiring Canadian food stylist Lisa Dawn Bolton. Since its publication, I’ve really upped my “board” game. Traditionally, these meal-on-a-board options were filled with a variety of deli meats, cheeses, olives and gherkins but I’ve quickly learned that eggs can play a beautiful role on boards as well.