Looking for an all-natural hoisin sauce? Found it!

Peter Piper Pepper brand hoisin sauce

With what seems like more doom and gloom in the world than ever, it’s nice to have a good news story once in a while. So I want to share a product that stopped me in my tracks when I was at our local “healthy” grocery store recently. This product was being sampled and I […]

Cream Cheese: Cream, Cheese, or Neither?

The prospect of living without my favourite layered nacho dip or the occasional drive-through bagel makes me hesitant to start penning this post. The truth is, cream cheese is one of those foods I’d rather stay ignorant about that give up. And if I find out cream cheese isn’t cream or cheese at all, I’ll […]

What You’re Really Getting When You Order Coffee With Cream

cup of coffee

I’m not a coffee purist, but I do believe that anything you add to your java should enhance, not degrade it. If you prefer to add cream or “half-and-half” (either at home or your favourite Tim Hortons or Starbucks), you’ve been disrespecting your cup of joe.

Discovering Kawartha Dairy: Is a Local, Family-Owned Business Keepin’ it Real?

Kawartha Dairy products

Have you ever endured a winter so long and dark and cold that you thought you’d just break? That’s me this year, and I finally put my foot down and told my significant other I needed a getaway. Perhaps somewhere close, reasonably priced, and flush with activities (both indoor and outdoor). We settled on a […]

How to Tell a Natural Food by its Label

Ingredient list on package of oatmeal breakfast biscuits

This week marked some big news in the world of US food labels – the first proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel in 20 years. Ingredient lists and nutrition facts (listing the number of calories, macronutrients [carbohydrates, protein, fat] and some vitamins and minerals) are supposed to help consumers – that’s us – make […]