What Jenn’s Lovin
Don’t delay, get those herbs in today! I just love planting edible plants in my garden and flower pots. They easily mix in with flowers or can be stylish and showy all on their own.
My must have list includes: Basil, oregano, flat leaf parsley, chives, cilantro, dill & thyme.
My favourite herb resource is Getty from www.gettystewart.com. Not only does she give you fantasitc tips and lessons on how to grow the best herbs, she also shared amazing tips and tricks on how to best preserve your bounty through the season and stock your kitchen for the months to come. This year, you can even join her Herb School!
Do you plant herbs? What is on your list?
What Lynn’s Lovin
Summer On The Table
If you asked my family and friends, they would say that coleslaw would be my ‘go to’ salad for summer entertaining. Coleslaw goes with everything from burgers, to fish, pulled pork, or savory stews. It is crunchy, satisfying, a crowd pleaser, and best of all, can be made ahead of time. It is the perfect salad for potlucks and if there are leftovers, still delicious the next day. Have I convinced you? Why not try three of my favorite recipes below, and sit back and relax when the party is on:
Tell us how you celebrate summer at your table below and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a canola prize package!
What Tanya’s Lovin
Finally, spring has come out of a too long dormancy and has presented us with green grass and buds on the pussy willows! Spring also signals the end of College & University terms and the rush of students looking for summer positions. At Alberta Canola, we have been very fortunate to have not one, but two, students join our office for the summer.
The addition of Jadon and Brooke have upped the energy level for our upcoming projects. Their fresh ideas and insightful questions are providing great new angles on existing presentations. Our staff is always looking to do events and presentations more innovatively. It a chance to change for the better when the students ask why we do things a certain way.
Working daily in Public Engagement reminds me that learning and understanding is always a two-way street. You help me understand your viewpoints and where you are coming from. In turn, I share my story and help you understand my point of view. Having these sharp students on board is a two-way street for learning for all of us at Alberta Canola. We welcome what they can teach us.
What Ellen’s Lovin’
The Simple Elegant Clafoutis
Looking for an easy, simple dessert that’s also elegant with ingredients that most people have in hand? One of my go to dessert recipes is a fruit clafoutis.
Clafoutis is a French dessert traditionally made with cherries. With fresh cherries, peaches and plums soon to be available, this is sure to be a summer favorite. You can use frozen fruit if you don’t have fresh fruit.
If you can make pancakes or waffles, you can make this custard, eggy dessert. It’s only 7 ingredients. Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, canola oil, vanilla and flour over pitted cherries. Bake and serve. It’s delicious.
A delicious recipe from Renee at Sweet Sugar Bean can be found here.
My baking secret: I use canola oil instead of melted butter in the batter.
Eat Well…Jenn, Lynn, Tanya and Ellen