Entries by Dena Comley

Topical Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Historical records show that apple juice has been fermented into vinegar since before 5000 BC. Through the ages, apple cider vinegar has been used to stimulate circulation, aid in the detoxification of the liver, to purify blood, cleanse lymph nodes, and improve immune system response. Hippocrates himself often prescribed it for coughs and colds, when mixed with […]

Nuts for Soap Nuts

Making the shift to a greener cleaner lifestyle tends to come one step at at time. By this point your likely an old pro at recycling, you compost what you can and try to buy the greenest cleaners out there.  But how green are they? Let me introduce you to Soap Nuts the cleanest of […]

High Protein Banana Bread Muffins

Lets face it, we don’t always want to make a smoothie and wash the blender! Try this easy muffin recipe for a simple, high protein snack that’s perfect when your on the run. 1 large ripe banana 3/4 cup egg whites (or 2 eggs) 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 3/4 cup oats 2 scoops Whey Protein […]

Three Simple Steps to a Healthier You

It’s the beginning of another new year.  That time of year when people set unattainable resolutions with big plans to drop all their extra weight, eat healthy forever, exercise regularly and become a new person.  Most of us have done it, most of us have failed. This year I encourage you to take a new […]

Choosing a Protein Powder

Lets face it, the world of protein powders can be confusing.  Do you need a Whey or a Vegan? Concentrate or Isolate? Fermented? Organic? Sprouted? Sweetened? It is a lot to take in and for many people it can become a huge hurdle that stops them from getting the many benefits available from supplementing with […]

3rd Annual Chocolate Party – Dec 3

Its that time of year again.  Time for our annual Chocolate Party on Saturday Dec 3.  This yearly event is quickly becoming a favourite for staff and customers alike – and how could it not!  A fun filled day of chocolate.  Stop by to sample some of our best  – ranging from a 45% milk chocolate […]

Fairly Traded Chocolate – The right choice.

First discovered by the Mayans in 250 A.D., Europeans developed a taste for cocoa after the Spanish conquistadors brought it to Spain in the 16th century. Cocoa crops were introduced to West Africa at the end of the 19th century. Today, 67% of cocoa production comes from West Africa, with 43% from the country of […]

Lil’ Sprouts

The deadline to apply for The Granary’s Lil’ Sprouts Grant Program is quickly approaching. This is a chance for any local school or community group to get $500 towards helping us connect kids with the food they eat.  For applications, ideas and criteria check out our Lil’ Sprouts Page.  Applications are due by November 30, […]