Breakfast of Champions
Burnbrae Farms teams up with the Children's Breakfast Club for their annual Egg Creation Cooking & Eating Competition 2016.Read More
Innovations in Agriculture
In January, I was live on the air with home economist Peggy O’Neil, the host of the radio show Food for the Future on CFPL 980. The show was part of a monthly series, Food for Thought, in which Peggy unpacks some of the “big ideas” about food and food systems to stimulate lively discussions and find the way forward together. On the show, we discussed innovations in agriculture, a global priority to ensure there is enough food for everyone. I explained that the need for innovation is ever-present in all that we do at Burnbrae Farms, and that a combination of family values and sustainability have influenced virtually every decision throughout the years.
Exciting Nutritional News on Egg Protein
Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein. In fact, when ranked scientifically among other protein sources, eggs come out on top. Now, a new study published in June 2022 did a deep dive into the specific benefits of egg protein. Turns out, this high-quality protein source plays a role in protecting against sarcopenia, building muscle, and helping with weight maintenance.
The Vital Importance of Vitamin D
I always make sure to choose foods that are rich in vitamin D, and I also take vitamin D supplements if needed. Why? The body’s immune system requires vitamin D to fight off any invading bacteria and viruses – even respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold). Vitamin D also helps quell inflammation and researchers continue to investigate other possible functions, such as protecting against multiple sclerosis and depression.
2022 Memorable Moments
2022 has been a rewarding but challenging year for Burnbrae Farms, as it has been for so many families and businesses again this year. I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone at Burnbrae Farms
Proudly certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise
I am proud to announce that we are now certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
How Eggs Fit Into Canada’s Food Guide
Canada’s Food Guide offers tips and advice to help Canadians eat well. One component of the guide is the Food Guide Snapshot, a plate model that helps with meal planning. Have you seen it? It wisely proportions a plate into four quadrants, so it’s an easy visual for creating a balanced meal. You simply fill two quadrants with vegetables and fruit, one quadrant with whole grains, and the final quadrant with a source of protein such as eggs, beef, pork, poultry, dairy, tofu, or beans.
Rising Food Prices and The Role Eggs Can Play
If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve likely noticed a steep increase in prices all around the store. Due to a combination of factors from the pandemic, including issues with food production, transportation, packaging and supply chain, your average grocery bill has likely grown. The dilemma facing many of us is how to ensure that meals remain accessible, affordable and enjoyable amid rising food prices. One solution is to enjoy eggs more often as part of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. As a source of protein with more than 16 essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are a cost effective way to add nutrition and enjoyment to the plate.
Five Tips for Egg Storage and Freshness
Today I’m going to share some great tips to help you reduce egg waste by keeping them fresh and ready-to-use at home for longer.
Eggs and Vitamin K2
Eggs are a source of important vitamins and minerals, including selenium, folate, and vitamin D. But one nutrient that recently is getting a lot of attention is vitamin K2, which is found in eggs. Eggs contain about 8mcg of Vitamin K2 and the fat in the egg yolk helps boost absorption of Vitamin K1 found in leafy greens. They are better together!
Selenium – The Lesser Known but Important Mineral
There are many nutrients in eggs that lend to its stellar nutrition profile, including protein, iron and vitamin D. But there’s a lesser-known mineral in eggs that’s beginning to make headlines for its health benefits: selenium.
Breakfast and Brunch Boards
I was so taken by the beautiful cookbook On Boards by inspiring Canadian food stylist Lisa Dawn Bolton. Since its publication, I’ve really upped my “board” game. Traditionally, these meal-on-a-board options were filled with a variety of deli meats, cheeses, olives and gherkins but I’ve quickly learned that eggs can play a beautiful role on boards as well.
Fast, Easy, Nutritious Microwave Egg Recipe Ideas
If you’re accustomed to cooking eggs on the stovetop, today’s blog will expand your culinary skills with a fast and easy alternative for egg preparation: your microwave! It’s quick and easy and allows you to have fun with flavour combinations. And the one additional bonus? Microwaving eggs means there isn’t a pan to clean. Here’s what you need to know about preparing eggs in the microwave.