DIY Egg Carton Bird Feeder
Having grown up in nature, I have always enjoyed spending time outdoors. My dad, the environmentalist/marine biologist/zoologist expert himself, took an interest in educating my cousins and me on the wilderness and ecosystems that make up the island we (and they) call Horseshoe. We were taught to honour the land we live on and respect it. Picking flowers was a huge no-no and the birds, bugs and bees were here first, so you make way for them! No swatting shall be had, for the bees sake, and your own! While fondly remembering the good times I had growing up, I decided I should do a little bit for my neighbourly critters myself! So, I decided to make an egg carton bird feeder!
Enjoying a Smooth-ie Summer
Summer is in full swing and there is no better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm days than with a smoothie loaded with all the good stuff! Whether I am spending a hot sunny day out in the hammock or coming home off the water with a hankering for something cool, I always crave a smoothie!
Jenny Casson Update: Back to Rowing
After seven months of surgeries, rehabilitation, and relocation, I can say that I am finally getting back to rowing! Having to depend on crutches for the first while of 2022 was difficult to say the least. Being able to take my first steps with just two legs to hold my full body weight was truly awesome.
The Buzz About Bee Lawns
The struggling bee populations have gained a lot of attention in the news the last few years. You may have come across some of these articles and thought “That’s not happening, I see lots of bees flying around in the summertime”, but the reality is, wild bees in Canada are at a high risk of suffering devastating population declines. It has been estimated that about a quarter to a third of wild bee species in Canada are at risk of extinction due to climate change, insecticide use and habitat loss. This issue is not just isolated to Canada, bee populations are declining world-wide.
Grow Your Own Cress Egg Heads
What better way to start spring than with planting some of your own seeds and watching them grow! This May, I wanted to get a little creative when it came to my springtime planting. I came across the cutest little kitchen window-sill cress growing craft, and simply had to take part. What I didn’t expect was the sheer joy I got in watching it grow every day! From seeds to a full head of hair, my little egg heads sprouted faster than ever! Probably because of the healthy Omega 3 eggshells they were growing in - all those nutrients were sure to give them the extra boost for a speedy growth! 😉
Easter Egg Decorating with Jenny Casson
The fondest memories I have of Easter celebrations are both the endless varieties of chocolate available and the creative activities we always ended up doing as kids. Naturally, as a child with a constant hankering for sweets (that has not gone away), Easter festivities were never a hard sell for my parents. That being said, Easter is never Easter without some DIY arts and crafts. Decorating Easter eggs was something we always did with mom, followed by an egg scavenger hunt (rain or shine or snow) hidden by the Easter bunny (aided by my dad, of course!).
A Protein Packed Picnic
More often than not (or in my case, always), these outdoor adventures require food and a solid break. What better way to make the most out of your outdoor excursion than to bring a picnic! It does not have to be a lot, just enough of what you need to give you an energy boost to make it back! When I pack my picnics, I always bring a mix of things I know my body will need and things I know my taste buds will want. Thankfully, hard-boiled eggs are a protein rich snack that both my body and my taste buds will equally desire!
Mama Casson: Queen of the Crustless Quiche
My mom’s crustless asparagus and ham gruyere quiche is so darn good we have it Christmas morning! It goes along perfectly with our salmon lox and mimosas! How she makes it so that the quiche can be cut in perfect pie slices (and hold its shape) is a mystery to me! Held together through the strength of love, I guess! Adding ketchup or any other condiment would be an insult. Perfect on its own, and unlikely to yield leftovers, this 6-egg dish is my all-time favourite.
A Post-Holiday Protein Packed Recovery
First things first, getting back into a healthy diet. When you are busy or on the go, you need your protein. And a long day requires a lot of energy and trying to find the perfect source to give you that boost can be a struggle. Busy lifestyles can make getting your nutrient requirements quite difficult. Grabbing last minute snacks and drinks can become a bad habit that doesn’t always give you what you need, when you need it. Nutrition should never suffer due to lack of convenience! It is 2022, there is no excuse to compromise when there are so many healthy options that are ready in a pinch! If you are looking for an easy and delicious warm snack to keep you fueled for hours, EGG Bites! are a great solution.
Jenny Casson’s Festive Holiday Treats
Some thoughts from Jenny Casson, our sponsored Olympic athlete, on the holiday season. Baking Christmas cookies and treats and delivering them to friends and family is a holiday tradition in our household. As the house fills with scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and oh, so much butter, you know that the season has officially begun.
A True Canadian Horse Breed
Burnbrae Farms recently embarked on a new adventure with the purchase of a team of purebred Canadian horses. The history and development of the Canadian horse is entwined with the evolution of the country itself, and I’m sure most are unaware that in 2002, it became our national horse breed!
Jenny Casson Halloween Blog Post
If you can be just about anything for Halloween, you can surely decorate with just about anything for Halloween! Halloween is without a doubt one of the greatest times to do all and any “do-it-yourself” projects. As one of the best times to get your creative juices flowing, even if your project is a total flop, it will still work! Its Halloween, the messier, the better!