Planting with Egg Shells

Summer is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to get your hands dirty! To ring in the ...

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Try Pesto Eggs – They are all the rage!

Fans of eggs already know that they taste great with so many different flavour combinations, from savoury to sweet. So it’s always fun when a new egg-based trend comes along to tantalize taste buds and mix things up in your egg routine. Enter pesto eggs.

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Egg Myths – How Well Do You Know Eggs?

Brown eggs or white eggs? Hormone-free or antibiotic-free? Is it okay to start every day with eggs at breakfast? When it comes to eggs, we can all agree they are a great source of protein but unfortunately eggs are not immune to confusing myths. We frequently receive requests to address certain myths and have rounded up the most popular here.

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Plant-Based Eating, and how animal foods fit

I’ve been an advocate for healthy, balanced diets for many years, and love learning about how our eating habits affect our health. My plate is always filled with a bounty of vegetables, some delicious whole grains, and a good source of protein. And, I’ve eaten this way long before it became the model of healthy eating on Canada’s Food Guide plate. The science behind Canada’s Food Guide includes studies that show how a healthy diet can help prevent chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. A balanced eating plan needs to include enough vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre to protect your health.

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Canadian Rower Jenny Casson honours her Dad on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Pops, Fathers, Daddies and Papas out there! Coming from someone who has the best dad in the world (no bias), Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to spoil your dad for all the unconditional love and support he has given you! So make the most of the day and fill his heart with the love you share!

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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Bake up some goodness on June 12th! Each year, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day pays tribute to this family favourite. The day allows cookie lovers and peanut butter lovers to step away from the pies and cakes to indulge in a little cookie and peanut butter therapy. Fun Fact: the peanut butter we know and love today didn’t become commercially available until 1922 when Joseph Rosefield, a food businessman from Alameda California kept the peanut oil from separating from the solids through a homogenization process. Afterwards, he patented the process and sold it to a company that began making a peanut butter under the Peter Pan brand name.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2021

We believe that partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaborations are the key to achieving a sustainable planet and Burnbrae Farms is very proud to be a sponsor of Nature Canada. Ted Cheskey, Nature’s Canada Naturalist Director has authored this blog post in honour of World Migratory Bird Day.

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New Meta-Analysis Findings: Eggs are Beneficial for Heart Health

Working in the egg industry is always an adventure – especially when it comes to the science! Researchers around the world are constantly conducting studies on diet and nutrition, and eggs are often in the spotlight. It’s been many years since the worry of eggs and cholesterol was in the news, and the most recent studies on eggs as part of a balanced diet have been wholly positive. That theme continues with this new egg-related study that was published in the American Journal of Medicine in January, 2021.

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Sponsored Athletes Blog Post

At Burnbrae Farms, we believe in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition. To support this mission, we sponsor athletes that compete on behalf of Canada on both the local and international stage. These athletes exemplify healthy lifestyles through physical activity by practicing their sport and fueling their bodies with a healthy diet, including nutritious, protein-packed eggs of course! Here’s an update on our sponsored athletes: Conlin McCabe, Tim Nedow, and Jennifer Casson!

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Around The World with Eggs

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme highlights that healthy eating looks different for everyone. Dietitians are celebrating nutrition month by exploring how each person’s culture, food traditions, personal circumstances & nutritional needs all contribute to what healthy eating looks like for them. Their message is that what is “good for you” is not the same for everyone, since there is no one-size-fits all approach to healthy eating.

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Five Great Ways to Repurpose Nature’s Favourite Container – The Eggshell

Nature’s suit of armour has a life to live beyond the green bin! When you eat as many eggs as we do, there are lots of eggshells available for use. Many years ago, I started to be creative with eggshells, and learned how the high calcium shell has potential use in your garden as a fertilizer, and so much more.

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The Art of Perfectly Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs seem pretty basic, right? You whisk some eggs, add them to a buttered pan, and breakfast is ready. Oh, if only it were this simple! For someone like me who grew up around eggs, I’ve heard everything you can imagine about the do’s and don’ts of scrambling eggs perfectly – and there’s a lot to unpackage here. Runny or firm? In a pot or pan? Do you add milk? What about salt? Maybe ketchup?

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An Important Update on Eggs and Type 2 Diabetes

While studies show that seven eggs a week are part of a healthy diet, there has been some question as to whether this is also true for people with type 2 diabetes. Past studies have shown that people with (or at risk of) type 2 diabetes may need to limit their intake of eggs to less than seven per week, due to observational evidence of an association between higher egg intake and an increased risk of heart disease.

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