Sunday, September 9, 2018

Charcuterie Featuring Martin's Apple Chips


This post was sponsored by Martin's Apple Chips.  I received monetary compensation and product in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and options are my 100% my own, and I only work with brands that I use in my own kitchen.

This past week social media accounts far and wide were flooded with the traditional first day back to school photos. I really enjoy scrolling through my friend's posts, seeing how much their family's have grown since I last saw them, and feeling nostalgic when their kids are entering a grade I vividly remember.  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alberta Open Farm Days: U-Pick It


This post was sponsored by a partnership between Alberta Open Farm Days, Yellowhead County, and Community Futures West Yellowhead.  I received monetary compensation in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and options are my 100% my own.  

 U-Pick It is the kind of U-Pick I've always dreamed of visiting, and have been on the lookout for awhile.  I've been able to find smaller U-Picks in the area that generally specialize in one or two items.   U-Pick It is unqiue in that it specializes in many different varieties of fruits and vegetables, making it your one stop shop for local, in season garden goodness. U-Pick It is located 2.5 km north of Evansburg at 53520 Range road 75.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Alberta Open Farm Days: Stonepost Farms

This post was sponsored by a partnership between Alberta Open Farm Days, Yellowhead County, and Community Futures West Yellowhead.  I received monetary compensation in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and options are my 100% my own. 
 
  Stonepost Farms is a great example of a young Alberta family ran farm.  The farm hosts a variety of poultry, livestock, fruit, vegetables, and even bees. 
 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Alberta Open Farm Days: Ophus Guest Ranch

Horseback riding at Ophus Guest Ranch - Photo by Deanne Fabrick


This post was sponsored by a partnership between Alberta Open Farm Days, Yellowhead County, and Community Futures West Yellowhead.  I received monetary compensation in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and options are my 100% my own.
Ophus Guest Ranch is a true rural Alberta gem, where horses are a way of life.  Situated on 100 acres of land, and ran by Tom Ophus, the ranch is a small slice of paradise. Tom's nephew Jade Liggat, who helped Tom facilitate our tour, enjoys taking a pause from his busy pace working in the city to enjoy the farm life every summer, and help out at the Ranch.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Alberta Open Farm Days: Parkland County





Grove Berry Patch - Photo Credit Lara Felsing

This post was sponsored by Parkland County.  I received monetary compensation in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and options are my 100% my own.  
 Summertime in Alberta is a beautiful thing. The sun is (usually) shining, fresh fruit and vegetables are aplenty, and best of all, summer is road trip prime time.   

When I set out to visit farms in Parkland County this week, my 2016 Rav 4 clocked in at 100,000km - that's a lot of road trips in a short amount of time!  Considering this, along with the fact that I've lived in Alberta my entire life, I'm still constantly in awe of how many new and exciting things there are to discover in my backyard. Alberta Open Farm Days helps shine a spotlight on the rural adventures that await, and I'm always excited to participate every year. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Alberta Open Farm Days: Yellowhead County

This post was sponsored by a partnership between Alberta Open Farm Days, Yellowhead County, and Community Futures West Yellowhead.  I received monetary compensation in exchange for this post. As always, all thoughts and options are my 100% my own.  

I have been having the most amazing summer.  You may remember last year when I worked alongside Community Futures West YellowheadYellowhead County, and Alberta Open Farm Days to bring a locally sourced meal to Yellowhead County.  I also visited all of the farms and blogged about my experiences. 
 

 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Taco in a Bag + Wild Mountain Music Festival




[I volunteer for The Wild Mountain Music Festival Social Media Marketing Team in my hometown. Though this post is part of as paid campaign, I received no compensation, as I volunteered my time.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.]

With Wild Mountain Music Festival kicking off near my hometown next week (!), and as a result I've got festival food on the brain. I have a lot of great memories of the festival, including interviewing some amazing artists, camping underneath the stars with my closest friends, and of course, sampling the festival foods.  If you don't have your tickets yet, I highly suggest you invest in some.  You can even try your luck at the bottom of this blog post, entering to win a full weekend pass (value $180).

Friday, June 29, 2018

Festival Food + Wild Mountain Music Festival


Scroll to the bottom of this post for your chance to win a free weekend pass + camping ($180 value!)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara


It's the first day of summer (or evening I should say, since it's nearly midnight already).  Today has been a day filled with intermittent rain and sunshine.  As I sit here and type, heavy, fast rain pounds down on my room while I sit in my office with the window open.  It's absolute bliss. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Summer Pesto


It’s the first week of June and I’m happy to report that my garden looks spectacular this year.  My usual rule for planting, like many others, is to wait until after May long weekend before putting anything in the soil.  This year I was a rebel and planted everything a full week in advance. Already, beautiful herbs adorn the boxes in the greenhouse, strawberries are about to turn hints of red, and the onions planted 2 weeks ago are ready to be sampled. 

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