Turning Over a New Leaf; a New Eco-Friendly Collaboration at Burnbrae Farms

Burnbrae Farms was founded in 1891 and is recognized today as a leader by Canada's agricultural and food industries. As ...

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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.

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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! 😉

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Easter Bunny Cake

Spring is in the air. Finally. For many of us, it has been the longest winter in the history of ...

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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.

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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.

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Easter Egg Decorating with Jenny Casson

The fondest memories I have of Easter celebrations are both the endless varieties of chocolate available and the creative activities we always ended up doing as kids. Naturally, as a child with a constant hankering for sweets (that has not gone away), Easter festivities were never a hard sell for my parents. That being said, Easter is never Easter without some DIY arts and crafts. Decorating Easter eggs was something we always did with mom, followed by an egg scavenger hunt (rain or shine or snow) hidden by the Easter bunny (aided by my dad, of course!).

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The Ultimate Additions To Your Easter Menu!

It’s finally that time of year! The grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and spring is in the air. Here at Burnbrae Farms, Easter is one of our favourite holidays because we love eggs! We also love Easter because it’s about bringing family together despite the long distances and busy schedules. And this year, we’ve reached out to our extended family throughout the company to compile Easter recipes from around the office. From a traditional bread recipe, to kid-friendly desserts, to a festive snack for those on the go, these recipes will no doubt become a favourite in your family’s menu. Happy Easter!

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Fast, Easy, Nutritious Microwave Egg Recipe Ideas

If you’re accustomed to cooking eggs on the stovetop, today’s blog will expand your culinary skills with a fast and easy alternative for egg preparation: your microwave! It’s quick and easy and allows you to have fun with flavour combinations. And the one additional bonus? Microwaving eggs means there isn’t a pan to clean. Here’s what you need to know about preparing eggs in the microwave.

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The Delicious Goodness of Egg Yolks

As nutrition myths go, this one is still pretty pervasive: When eating eggs, it’s healthiest to toss the yolks and eat only the egg whites. Today’s blog post will finally put that myth to rest and present the top reasons why egg yolks should remain in your recipes and on your plate. Most people wrongly assume that egg whites contain all of the protein in the egg, and may opt for an ‘egg-white only’ omelette. Interesting fact: yolks actually contribute just under half of the protein in a whole egg. One egg has six grams of protein, with roughly 60 percent in the white, and 40 percent in the yolk. Toss the yolk, and you’re tossing away protein too.

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A Protein Packed Picnic

More often than not (or in my case, always), these outdoor adventures require food and a solid break. What better way to make the most out of your outdoor excursion than to bring a picnic! It does not have to be a lot, just enough of what you need to give you an energy boost to make it back! When I pack my picnics, I always bring a mix of things I know my body will need and things I know my taste buds will want. Thankfully, hard-boiled eggs are a protein rich snack that both my body and my taste buds will equally desire!

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Eggs – A Nutrient Powerhouse

At breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time, I love adding eggs to my menu because they are delicious and versatile. But there’s one more big bonus – eggs are filled with a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants which contribute to overall health. So, today I’ll share why I consider eggs to be a nutrient powerhouse based on the abundance of nutrients that are packed into this amazing food.

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2022 Eggs for Breakfast Trends

Since the pandemic began two years ago, cooking from home has, unsurprisingly, skyrocketed and is expected to continue. In a recent Deloitte study, 66% of Canadians are cooking more from home (even more for gen x). And, since many people are working from home, they have more time for breakfast and for experimenting in the kitchen. Media coverage, tweets and tiktok hashtags about eggs have all increased this past year with innovative dishes such as pesto eggs, egg sandwiches and even breakfast charcuterie boards. An Omnibus 2020 study, found that a key driver for egg consumption growth is Canadian’s interest in health and nutrition. This desire for healthy and nutritious foods at breakfast aligns perfectly with eggs – they are a nutritional powerhouse and an affordable source of protein.

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