Farming By Dog Rump Creek

Susan Schafers

STS Farms, Stony Plain, AB

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Mmmm… Macarons

September 5, 2018

Pop into any fancy bakery or patisserie and you will find a rainbow assortment of the delicious French treats called macarons.  They shouldn’t be confused with the very different, but equally delicious macaroons, whose spelling includes an extra “o” and rhymes with “soon” and is a shredded coconut cookie.  Macarons traditionallyMore


Why Do We Refrigerate Our Eggs?

July 31, 2018

When I’m working consumer education events like the Calgary Stampede or Amazing Agriculture, one of the most frequently asked questions I get goes something like this:  “I was traveling in Asia (or Europe or South America) and I noticed that they don’t refrigerate their eggs.  They just sit on theMore


Retro Banana Cream Pie

July 19, 2018

There are some foods that just take you back to your childhood and bring out those warm fuzzy feelings.  The great news is that many of those foods are making a resurgence and what is old is new again (think legwarmers and macramé).  Banana cream pie is one of thoseMore


Cupcakes for Canada Day Celebrations

June 28, 2018

2017 was a big year in Canada’s history.  We celebrated 150 years as a nation and the whole country celebrated all year long.  I feel just as proud to be Canadian this year as I did last year, and am celebrating with friends and family by camping near our majesticMore