The Recipe for Healthy Menu Planning

commteam | November 21, 2014

The Recipe for Healthy Menu Planning! Home-Cooked Meals Key to Good Nutrition How many homemade meals do you prepare each week? Do your children participate in the process? Are your children aware of the basic ingredients going into their daily meals? In today’s busy world, nutritious eating on a day-to-day basis can be challenging. Many […]

All About Sourdough (Part 3) – By Kristin Fillingham

Jaime Ilchyna | June 2, 2014

Thank you to Kristin Fillingham for providing this article. Too see Part 1 visit: Too see Part 2 visit:    My Bread Recipe 600 g flour (I use a mixture of whole wheat, spelt, dark rye and sometimes some white flour. Whole wheat and stone ground flours will make the loaf heavier, white […]

All About Sourdough (Part 2) – By Kristin Fillingham

Jaime Ilchyna | May 23, 2014

Thank you to Kristin Fillingham for providing this article   To see part 1 visit:   To feed the starter (every day when it lives on your countertop, about once a week if it’s kept in the fridge): Scrape off about half the starter and throw it out. Add: 1/2 cup plain, unbleached wheat […]

All About Sourdough (Part 1) – By Kristin Fillingham

Jaime Ilchyna | May 12, 2014

Thank you to Kristin Fillingham for providing this article.   About five years ago, I was craving a new baking project. I had closed my baking/wedding cake business and was heading in a completely different direction. I needed some quiet time in the kitchen, and wanted to try something a little different. I had been […]

Raising Meat Rabbits

Dig In Manitoba | July 25, 2013

On our farm we have been keeping Giant Flemish rabbits for the past six months with great success. Rabbits are a low maintenance, high protein, hardy food source and a wonderful addition to any hobby farm. Mother rabbits can have up to eight kits a litter; after about 12 weeks each baby rabbit grows to […]

A Dig In Participant Finds Her Green Thumb – Ashley Titterton

Dig In Manitoba | March 7, 2013

My initial goal was to have a single plant that lasted the entire summer. It didn’t even have to produce something edible – it just had to live. I used to joke that I had a “black thumb” because I’d killed every house plant I’d ever had – sometimes by neglect and sometimes by drowning.  […]

Where to Buy Local Foods – Workshop

Michelle Lacroix | February 20, 2013

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2013 Dig In Challenge Where to Buy Local Foods workshop! In case you missed it, here are some of the topics that we covered. Sign up for more FREE food skill workshops here.   There are many different definitions to the term local. Some would describe it as within […]

Start Your Day with a Protein Punch

Jodi Lee | January 11, 2013

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ve heard this, right? Do you know what it really means? Take a look at the word – break, fast. Essentially, you are breaking your overnight fast with that morning meal (or not). This matters because you need to fuel your body quickly but solidly to […]

Bring Your Local Farmer Home for the Holidays

kris | December 19, 2012

This season is one that brings people together with an abundance of love and laughter. And food. Lots of it. Even eating just one or two sweets at each party can add up to some nagging health concerns! You can’t always control what other folks will serve, but you can be a trend setter and […]

Life from Scratch: Kale Chips

Jodi Lee | November 1, 2012

Fall is upon us and the garden bounty is nearing its end. A few hearty veggies remain in the garden including the almighty kale.  Kale is a super food packing a huge nutritional punch. It’s very high in vitamin A, C, and K, loads of calcium, iron, and fibre, and much more. But many people […]

Food From The Farm: So Much More Than Zucchini!

Aagaard Farms | August 12, 2012

Zucchini must be the most maligned of the summer vegetables.  It’s prolific nature has given rise to jokes about zucchini drive-by dumpings, free-zucchini-with-any-favor-done-for-a-neighbor and log-sized zucchinis out in the garden as seating!  It’s probably the only vegetable where a bountiful harvest doesn’t seem to be a good thing!  Let me just say:  your local Food […]

Preserving Summer (recipe from a Dig In Challenge family)

Dig In Manitoba | August 1, 2012

Today, the cucumbers and green beans are ready to harvest. We have a smaller garden, and I like to put-up my vegetables as soon as they are picked, so small batch canning works great for me. There is lots of great on-line and in-print information about making pickles, jams, jellies, drying and freezer preservation. Bernardin Home Canning at […]

Brandon’s Global Market and a CSA Pick-Up

Dig In Manitoba | July 19, 2012

This week was really crazy and busy. While I’m house sitting, and taking care of two wonderful cats, I’m still working full-time and attempting to keep my garden alive in the heat wave. I like the heat, don’t get me wrong. I just wish there was a magic water-er. Actually, there sort of is. It […]

Food From the Farm: I’d Like Better Co-ordination In My Local Food!

Aagaard Farms | July 10, 2012

We’ve just dug and eaten our first baby potatoes of the season!  An awesome experience!  We start thinking about fresh-dug, new potatoes in, oh, about February.  There is nothing like a baby potato: velvety smooth, with an unbeatable fresh flavor, cuts like warm butter!  I’d love a little fresh dill sprinkled on them – wooooo!! […]

Why we should choose local: the benefits of farmers’ markets

Dig In Manitoba | July 5, 2012

It’s finally that time of year again!  Time to pull out your reusable shopping bags, put on your walking shoes and head out to your local farmers’ market. Spring came early this year and in-season produce is ready to go! Growing and buying local produce from a farmers’ market is a great way to support […]

Kids Can Cook: Garlic in Manitoba

kris | July 3, 2012

Kids can plant, harvest and cook garlic! Read about our family’s garlic adventures…

How to make the most out of your rain water: Our watering system

Dig In Manitoba | June 28, 2012

By Shoni Litinsky and Sean Madden, Dig In Challenge participants Summer has arrived, and my partner Sean and I have had a great time getting all of our plants and seeds into the garden, well mostly – Sean has picked up a new hobby of dropping worms on my shoulders! This summer we decided to […]

Gardening Kits to Give Away!

Sagan Morrow | June 21, 2012

Can you help us? We are looking for 20 low-income families to receive free gardening kits (which may include seeds, gardening information, soil, lights and coupons) for joining the DIG DEEPER Challenge. We are defining low-income families as “those that make an income less than half of the average and are unable to obtain sufficient, safe […]

The Pallet Experiment

Dig In Manitoba | June 18, 2012

There are few things I enjoy more than creating pleasant outdoor spaces and cooking for friends. The fact that we rent and do not own our property makes it a challenge, but I seem to have found myself a slice of paradise, and a wonderful landlord (and his family) who live next door. I grew […]

Healthy Food, Healthy Mind

Dig In Manitoba | June 14, 2012

Once, not too long ago I realized that having a good relationship with food was a solid foundation not just for a healthy body, but for an optimal mind. My husband and I grow our own vegetables in our background (we have been for the last three years), it’s like a child of ours and […]