Entries by Dena Comley

Relax, with L-Theanine

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water. Tea is known to be a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants. However, tea also contains a unique amino acid, L-theanine. Found primarily in black and green tea leaves, L-Theanine is an amino acid (building-block of protein) that can have a calming effect on […]

Save on Anne Marie Borlind during October

Treat your skin this fall with Anne Marie Borlind skin care.  Save 10% on this all natural quality skin care line starting Oct 13. I want to introduce you to a new line of skin care products now available at The Granary. After looking into numerous options, I am happy to say we have decided […]

Raw Carrot Cake Balls

Quick, easy and delicious. These No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls pack a nutritional punch but satisfy the sweet tooth. Enjoy as a snack or as dessert. Make them nut free and freeze for a quick lunch box treat your kids will love. 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup unsweet coconut for rolling 6 -7 dates […]

Everything you wanted to know about Vitamin D, but were afraid to ask

Vitamin D is important for strong, healthy bones and teeth but did you know it also plays a significant role in keeping your brain, heart, lungs, muscles and immune system functioning in tip-top shape?   According to researchers at the University of Calgary, 97% of Canadians are deficient in Vitamin D!   The estimated economic impact of […]

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 […]