With wheat harvest on the minds of many of #YourFarmers these days,Â we were curious, what gets made from OntarioÂ wheat? We’ve already spoken about theÂ different types of wheat that can be grown, but what varieties of wheat are grown in Ontario? Where are they grown and what is made from these wheat varieties?
â€¢ Can of black beans (or Â½ cup dried black beans, soaked overnight and boiled until soft)
â€¢ Â¼ cup dried pearl barley, soaked overnight and cooked on the stove
â€¢ Â¼ green onion, chopped fine
â€¢ 1/3 cup carrots, diced fine
â€¢ Â½ cup leafy greens (tougher greens like kale work best)
â€¢ 2 tbsp bread crumbs
â€¢ 1tbsp olive oil
This past weekend, our Growing Connections exhibit visited the Honda Indy Toronto races in Toronto, Ontario! We were on hand for three days of racing to share stories about Ontario grain farms and to discuss #YourFarmers contributions to the bio-fuels industry.
Does growing grain for biofuels contribute to world hunger?
The simplest answer is no. There is a great discussion to be had around food and fuel and what producing grains for both in the right amount means for the economy and the environment. Continue reading “Food and Fuel”
This past week Ontario has seen some record breaking high temperatures. Over the Canada Day long weekend, many parts of Ontario were in heat warning areas with extreme heat and humidity levels. How did this heat wave affect the grain growing in the fields?
These nostalgic and simple corn dogs are perfect for kids (and adults!) to have as quick and tasty meal during the busy summer months. Don’t forget the mustard on top!
â€¢ Â½ cup cornmeal
â€¢ Â½ cup all-purpose flour
â€¢ Â¼ tsp salt
â€¢ 1/8 tsp black pepper
â€¢ 1/8 cup white sugar
â€¢ 2 tsp baking powder
â€¢ 1 egg
â€¢ Â½ cup milk
â€¢ Vegetable oil for frying
â€¢ 8 hot dogs or sausages of your choice
1. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper, sugar, and baking powder; then mix in the egg and milk;
2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat;
3. Insert wooden skewers into the hot dogs; roll them in the batter until they are well coated;
4. Fry two or three corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, and drain them on paper towels.
If you’re out driving past grain fields in the upcoming weeks, you may notice grain farmers walking their field and examining the plants. With most of the Ontario grain crop now planted, many farmers will be out keeping an eye out on their fields as the seedlings begin growing.