As many of you know in visiting our website or social media platforms, we are a family farm, passionate about what we do. The farm was founded in 1955 and until 2013 we were unable to link what we did on our farm to a product on the shelf. That changed in 2013, we decided that we wanted to put our name on some products so that we could link our story and what we do, to a product consumers could get behind.
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Do you know enough about the food that you consume? Or do you need a recipe? We have you covered! Here we will give you information about modern farming. Still, because it's more fun for you to share delicious food then facts about agriculture, we have included some awesome recipes developed by our family.
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A bowl of yum! Loaded with tomatoes, caramelized onion and roasted garlic… need I say more? This creamy Roasted Tomato and Caramelized Onion Soup is the best paired with a grilled cheese. Top it with a dollop of swirled yogurt for extra creaminess, and a sprinkle of parmesan or cheddar cheese.
Top your oatmeal with our Grass-Fed Vanilla Yogurt, our stovetop Cinnamon Pecan Apple Recipe and a drizzle of maple syrup. We say this a lot… but it is sooo good!
Making your oatmeal with milk instead of water is a game changer. It’s extra creamy, more satisfying and keeps you full longer! Try it and you will not go back to water, we promise.
My kids are not big on fruit, but if it involves a chocolate dip? That’s a different story. The dip comes together with just yoguty, cocoa powder and maple syrup. To make it fun for serving, try the fruit on kababs! The favourites for this dip are strawberries and bananas. This dip is also delicious with graham crackers.
Cream of Veggie and Chicken soup is the perfect rainy weather meal. It’s loaded with veggies and chicken and comes together in a creamy broth. This is comfort food that makes you feel good! Pair your soup with some fresh bread and Sea Salted Butter, and a dollop of Natural Yogurt if you want it EXTRA creamy. Delicious!
This recipe comes from a family friend of ours, Diane! She is a fantastic cook, and always uses wholesome ingredients. This Honey Butter Cornbread uses our Grass Fed Heritage Milk and Butter, cornmeal and pantry staple ingredients. It is easy to make and delicious paired with soup or chilli! (See Diana’s Autum Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup below recipe)
Diane loves to pair this with an Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup. For the Soup:
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 small to medium), peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tart yet sweet apple, peeled and chopped (honeycrisp or fuji work well)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Fresh ground black pepper
In a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Do not brown. Add curry powder and cook a minute more.
Add the carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken broth and salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until vegetables are very tender, about 25 minutes. Add apple and cook until soft then add honey. Using a stick blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy (you can also puree in blender in batches but make sure you leave the hole in the lid open for steam to escape and cover with a towel). Season with salt and pepper.
Freezes well for up to 3 months.
Switch up pasta night with this Creamy Bacon Pesto Pasta. This pasta sauce comes together so easily and quickly. It’s indulgent and so delicious!
These soft and chewy frosted sugar cookies are perfect for Santa! They are topped with a delicious buttercream and best paired with a tall glass of Grass Fed Heritage Milk.
Hot Buttered Rum is going to be your Christmas Drink! It’s delicious, warming and festive, made with our Heritage Grass Fed Sea Salted Butter!
You can make your butter mixture ahead of time, and store it in the fridge until you are ready to make your drinks! We recommend heating your butter and cream to keep your drink toasty warm. Best enjoyed with family and friends!
Gingerbread Granola! This granola is packed with a filling mixture of oats and nuts, sweetened with maple syrup and a touch of molasses, spiced with warming gingerbread spices and pulled all together with browned butter 🤤.
A crustless chicken pot pie made in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy all the comfort flavours made quickly in your instant pot!
We love a creamy dinner, and this pot pie is no exception. Pair it with some fresh buttered bread or whip up some of our Garlic and Chive Biscuits.
White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies. Add these bars to your holiday baking list! White Chocolate and Cranberry pair so well together, and these bars are no exception. They are easy and so fast to make, you wont be disappointed!
Another oldie from Grandma’s recipe box. These Coconut Christmas Cookies are simple to make and delicious. Make them up on Christmas Eve and leave them out for Santa. We promise they will go down good with a tall glass of milk.
Homemade biscuits are way easier than you would think and these Garlic Chive Biscuits will not disappoint! Serve them on their own or alongside your favourite soup!
Grandma’s White Velvet Cake is easy and delicious. Don’t tell Grandma, but we made a couple of tweeks to her original recipe, like adding in 1/3 cup of Vanilla Yogurt to get an extra moist crumb cake. Our favourite part about this recipe is reading her old recipe cards. She has things like, “beat for 2 minutes, or 300 strokes by hand.” 300 strokes are definitely making this cake with LOVE!
The cake comes together with pantry staples and is topped with the most delicious and not too sweet Cream Cheese Butter Cream Icing.
Golden Milk… made better with Heritage Grass-Fed!
If you want to sleep like a baby, sip our Golden Milk before bed! Turmeric and Cinnamon are said to reduce inflammation, improve your immune system and much more. We can think of a better time to make this.
Pears are so good and we don’t use them to much in baking… this fall we’re changing that! Try our Vanilla Pear Scones!
The trick with scones is to use COLD butter. And to use good quality butter. Our Grass Fed Heritage Butter is your answer. We like to take the very cold (or even frozen!) butter and grate it with a cheese grater, and then work it into the flour mixture with our hands. Give it a try! you don’t need a pastry cutter, but that also works!
Sunday baking made easy with leftover Halloween candy! These sheet pan cookies are one-bowl and come together in 30 minutes from start to eat. Any chocolate-based candy is good, but we are extra fond of Peanut M & Ms and Peanut Butter Cups… so good!
Make them with your littles today, and enjoy them with a tall glass of milk. Or, use up that Halloween candy and bring it into your work lunchroom… they are bound to be a hit!
This is my favourite pasta sauce. It’s creamy, tomato-y, and herby. It has just the right amount of richness and comes together in minutes. Heritage Grass Fed Butter & Milk, cherry tomatoes, pesto, chilli flakes… all topped with fresh basil. Its good with any pasta noodle. Pick your favourite and cook it up!
Does your after-school snack look this good? Or this nutritious? Try our Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip! Just 3 ingredients whipped together, Heritage Vanilla Yogurt, smooth peanut butter and a touch of honey. We love to serve this ‘charcuterie style.’ Its sure to be a hit among kids and adults for a healthy snack.