We’ve paired up with Food Day Canada® to celebrate amazing Canadian grown ingredients.
All across Canada you will find some of the most amazing ingredients and at no time is the harvest more spectacular than in July and August.
Today, guest blogger, farm wife and mom Sarah Schultz from www.nurselovesfarmer.com welcomes us into her farm kitchen as she prepares Weekend Waffles for her family.
Sarah takes great pride in knowing her family helps feed our Nation and loves sharing stories, busting myths and answering questions about farming and how our food is grown.
From Farm Field to Sarah’s Kitchen
Another Canada Day has just passed, and as farmers, we wouldn’t want to live in any other country in the world. We love celebrating this awesome nation with great Canadian food, and we have the ability to grow some of the world’s best crops right in our back yards.
While my husband is working hard in the field, I’m working hard in my kitchen and we like to support Canadian agriculture by using ingredients as local as possible.
Kids in the Kitchen – It’s a Family Affair
To celebrate Canadian food, I enlisted the help of my sous chef Ethan to make some Weekend Waffles! The bulk of our ingredients are from right here in Alberta where we live, including our canola oil which is processed in Lethbridge which is only a couple of hours away from our farm. How awesome to know that we might be cooking with some of the canola that we grow ourselves!
To enjoy your own Weekend Waffles, you will need:
- 1 cup all purpose flour (250 mL)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (250 mL)
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar (30 mL)
- 2 tsp baking powder (10 mL)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda (2 mL)
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (2 mL)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (2 mL)
- 2 eggs (2 )
- 1 cup skim milk (250 mL)
- 1 cup buttermilk (250 mL)
- 3 Tbsp canola oil (45 mL)
You will need a waffle iron, so preheat it and sift your flours, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl.
Next, in a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, buttermilk, and canola oil. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together; do not over mix.
For the truly Canadian food experience, serve with maple syrup or, if you’re like me, some delicious fruit syrup from British Columbia!
Cooking is a wonderful way to bring the family together and we’re teaching our kids all the time that all of their food comes from the crops that farmers like their daddy grow. I hope you enjoy your Weekend Waffles!
#OCanadaFood Challenge: Celebrate Canada’s Amazing Ingredients!
Food Day Canada® and Canola Eat Well are challenging Canadians to cook all-Canadian menus starting July 16th leading up to Food Day Canada, August 2nd. Through social media, @CanolaGrowers and @FoodDayCanada will be asking Canadians to post photos of their #OCanadaFood.
Tag & Win! Tag your photo on Twitter with #OCanadaFood between July 16th and August 2nd and be entered to win a prize pack (valued at $100) from Canola Eat Well.
The Guidelines: The ingredients must be Canadian grown and harvested. If there are accompanying beverages, they also must be Canadian in origin.
Join the Twitter Party! Join Canadian chefs, farmers, home cooks and food lovers, Tuesday, July 29th from 8pm – 9pm EST. RSVP to receive reminders for the event! Participate in the #OCanadaFood Twitter Party and be entered to win 1 of 2 prize packs (valued at $100 each) from Canola Eat Well.
What are you waiting for? Find Canadian ingredients at your local grocery store or farmers markets, harvest your garden, grab your canola oil and get cooking!
Eat Well…Sarah Schultz
Nurse. Farm wife. Boy mom. Believer. Agvocate. Photography enthused.