The Benefits of Organic Food

Surprisingly, currently where information is widely available, a lot of the population is still confused about organic food and its superiority. Organic food, be it plant or animal based, is anything that conforms to organic farming standards. These vary worldwide of course – in the United Kingdom, they are set by organization such as the Soil…

Arugula and Cremini Quiche with Gluten-Free Almond Meal Crust

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  55 mins Total time:  1 hour 15 mins Serves: 6 Arugula, Cremini mushrooms and goat cheese quiche in a gluten-free thyme and almond meal crust. A simple, gourmet recipe for breakfast, brunch or dinner! INGREDIENTS Gluten-free almond meal crust 2 cups almond meal or almond flour (I had better results…

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It’s part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow. Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. “The theory behind companion planting is that certain plants may help each…

Quiche With Herbs and Goat Cheese

This green quiche laden with herbs and with thin slices of fresh goat cheese baked on top has a Gallic rusticity. A proper quiche (also known as a tarte salée, or savory open pie) should have really good pastry and contain a soft, tender eggy custard. It should be light enough to serve as a…

It’s True: The Sound of Nature Helps Us Relax

The gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. New research explains how, for the first time. Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) found that playing ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the…

Farro Salad With Beets, Beet Greens and Feta

Farro is a sturdy grain that stands up well to formidable ingredients like beets, their greens and salty feta cheese. That hardiness and versatility, as well as its sweet, nutty flavor, have made farro a popular option for filling out a salad in order to create a main dish. If you’re in doubt, sliced or…

Two Sisters’ Unique Initiative Puts Cape Breton Island on World Map

OTTAWA—It’s something like an “Anne of Green Gables” story in a 21st-century setting. Instead of “sending word” to Nova Scotia for a boy to help with farm chores as Marilla Cuthbert did in the beloved children’s classic, two Cape Breton sisters posted an advertisement on their Facebook page to attract employees for their family-owned business.…