Poultry, Poop, and Greenhouse Gases

Chicken poop can save the world. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but chicken manure may hold the key in helping greenhouse gas emitters better scrub their emissions before they hit the atmosphere, making our manufacturing industries more environmentally-friendly and providing a new income stream for poultry farmers across the country. Scientists in Maryland, alongside HY-TEK Bio, […]

Classic Pancakes

Pancakes. They’re perfect for brunch on a lazy Sunday morning, over cups of coffee and a favoured blog or crossword puzzle. They’re known to improve a sad demeanor caused by reckless abandon and a headache-y hangover. And, in Calgary, they’re THE breakfast food of the Calgary Stampede. Community associations, non-profit organizations, and politicians hold pancake […]

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

In my never-ending journey to eat and live healthy, I’m always on the prowl for clean-eating recipes. I know, eating clean sounds a bit insane (no sugar, no processed foods, etc.) and demoralizing, but once you get the hang of it, it’s difficult to revert to pre-packaged meals. There is added motivation to eating healthy and […]

Testing Egg Shell Quality

At the Egg Farmers of Alberta, we hold regional producer meetings,so we can share news about the industry, whether it’s from consumer groups, our colleagues at the Egg Farmers of Canada, or information about upcoming programs and events. These meetings are held in January and June, and this week, we held our June regional meetings […]

What’s The Deal With Salmonella?!

Backyard flocks are always a hot topic, especially in urban environments. There’s a romantic aspect to waking up and collecting fresh eggs from your small flock of hens. It feels good. In your opinion, the eggs taste better, and having control over your hens’ lives, you remain confident that your food was sourced from happy and […]

Kinjo Sushi & Grill

My boyfriend’s stepfather is a picky eater – not in a bad way, of course. He’s just very particular about his food choices, which counters my predisposition for being a bottomless pit. He loves barbecued chicken, beef tenderloin, and a solid rack of pork ribs. When it comes to eating out, he values simplicity and […]

Farm Video Mastery

Part of my work at the Egg Farmers of Alberta is managing the organization’s social media platforms and helping our Marketing Manager develop engaging social media campaigns. This is a recent addition to my role of self-appointed quota marshal (Producer Services Administrator), but it’s one that I’ve dived into without a second thought. Yesterday, I […]

State & Main Kitchen and Bar

My brother and sister-in-law came to town for the weekend, and we hooked up for dinner and drinks. My brother lives in Edmonton, and last year, we welcomed his beautiful wife into our zany family. They had a small beach wedding in the Mayan Riviera, with family and close friends. It was perfect. We decided […]

Dark Chocolate Garlic Steak Marinade

Marinades can make or break your meat. Once upon a time, I used too much vinegar to marinate flank steak, and the result was…well, it was disgustingly acidic. My boyfriend tried to convince me that it was palatable, but he’s a terrible liar. Fortunately, these failures are a rarity and most marinades are a success, […]