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Peachy Keen Preserving

At this time of year we’re busy preserving all the amazing bounty that’s being harvested...tomatoes, beans, beets, peaches, apples...the list is long. And while it might seem like a lot of work now we’re motivated by the joy of opening what feels like a jar of preserved summer sunshine in the dead of winter. As you can see things are peachy around Emily Press HQ. We love this easy recipe for peaches in light syrup . And if, like us, you like to gift the goodies you preserve then our new...

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Great Granola Bar Recipes

Along with Back to School comes back to packing lunches and rushing out the door in the morning while trying to make sure your kidlets eat something healthy for breakfast so their days get started off right. To that end we’ve scoured the web for a selection of granola bar recipes to meet all your needs – some are nut-free, some are gluten-free, some are sweeter than others, but all of them are delicious! We’re sharing these recipes now so you can stock up on ingredients and test them to...

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Easy, Breezy, Summer Popsicle Recipe

You may have noticed that we’re Popsicle aficionados around here! And when it comes to making our own we like to play a little fast and loose and we don’t follow a specific recipe but instead we mix and match, here’s how: In a blender puree the (ripe) fruit of your choice such as peaches, watermelon or local berries. Add in half a banana or some tropical fruit such as pineapple, mango or papaya and a little bit of water or lemonade, blend well and then pour into a Popsicle tray and let freeze.

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We Be Jamm’n

In some areas the strawberry season is nearing its end, in others it's just beginning, but either way with local berries showing up at the Farmer’s Markets it means it’s canning season, hurrah! We love preserving the bounty of the spring and summer to enjoy year-round, which is why we’re thrilled to launch our new oval Canning labels . They’re the perfect solution for labeling the jams and preserves you’re known for. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they're made from fabric with a...

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No Gluten, No Dairy, No Problem

Did you know that May is Allergy Awareness Month? To that end we wanted to share two things, first our recipe for delicious Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free pancakes and second, our new Allergy Alert labels with icons . Let’s start with pancakes! Our Pumpkin Pancake recipe was adapted from a recipe we found on Weelicious to make it gluten-free. We don’t even like pumpkin but we love these pancakes! And we make them with chickpea flour for extra protein. Here’s our version of the recipe:...

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Easy Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Looking for an easy (and yummy!) Valentine’s project to make with your kiddos?  Spread a little love by getting the family together to make these delicious chocolate-dipped strawberries. With only two ingredients, they’re easy to assemble - and they’re absolutely delicious! You’ll need: whole strawberries about 200 g of your favourite dark chocolate (or about 1 cup of chocolate chips) Directions: Wash and thoroughly dry your strawberries, leaving the green tops on so...

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