Entries by Dena Comley

3 Great Vegan Recipes containing Nutritional Yeast

Adding Nutritional Yeast to your diet is easier than you might think. It can simply be sprinkled to the foods you already enjoy, but if you’re looking for some new ways – try these great vegan recipes. Packed with protein, B vitamins and more. Adding Nutritional Yeast increases the protein and B vitamins in your food. […]

Nutritional Yeast – A Vegan Pantry Staple

Nutritional Yeast is a deactivated yeast.  It cannot be used to leaven bread or brew beer. Instead it can be used to add a nutritionally packed creamy flavour to your food. It is also referred to by many as “nooch”. Nutritional Yeast is a strain of yeast known as Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Like all yeasts it is a […]

The A-B-Cs of Herbal Medicine: Adapt, Build and Calm with Adaptogenic Herbs

The category of herbs referred to as adaptogens are said to stabilize and regulate physiological processes that promote homeostasis. The term adaptogen, was coined in the late 1940s by Russian scientist, Dr. NikolaiLazarev, following research done on Eleuthero root (Siberian ginseng). In 1968, scientists Brekhman and Dardimov formally defined adaptogens as plants that have three […]

Making Connections with Connections

The Granary is teaming up with Connections to help support this important Lanark County Program that helps at-risk families raise healthy children. Connections is a community-based project whose goal is to support families in the healthy growth and development of young children through cooperative efforts involving families, services, and communities. This is accomplished by: Operating […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

This perfect pairing of sweet and tart comes from Jae Steele’s book “Ripe from Around Here” her seasonal recipes are fantastic. I made these recently with fresh rhubarb and frozen strawberries, but fresh strawberries or frozen rhubarb would be fantastic too! 2 1/2 cups spelt flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 sp baking soda 1/2 […]

Real Allergy Relief, Naturally

Seasonal Allergies Most of us celebrate the emerging tree buds, sprouting flowers and bursts of colour in our gardens and countryside that declare the arrival of spring!  But for seasonal allergy sufferers, the explosion of pollens throughout spring and summer can bring on miserable symptoms that feels like anything but a party.    What are […]

Meatball Curry

Take your meatballs to the next level with this Meatball Curry. Try our local grass fed ground beef from Thurston Livestock farms, mixed with traditional Indian spices and fried in ghee (clarified butter). Besides having a higher smoking point and a long shelf life, ghee has a number of health benefits. It can lower cholesterol, […]

Types of Salts and Their Benefits

Wars have been fought over it, countries built on it. It’s production dates back more than 8000 years and is referenced in every ancient civilization. It has been used for currency, ceremonies and to save lives as it is vital to our existence. It is salt. Arguably the most important ingredient in your kitchen, salt comes […]

8 DIY Spice Blends

We are frequently asked why we don’t carry very many spice blends at The Granary. It is often expected that our large selection of bulk spices would include blends, but the fact is, there are hundreds of possible blends and we carry most – if not all – the ingredients needed to make the many of the most […]

Tuesday’s Ten – Useful Ways to Use Lemons

There’s nothing like a fresh slice of lemon to invigorate your senses and decorate your meal. But that’s not all they’re good for! Take your citrus beyond the norm with these nine practical – and somewhat unexpected – ways to use lemons with this weeks Tuesday’s Te. 1. Preserve Sliced Fruit Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto sliced fruit, such as […]