Author Archive: Janelle Dechaine

Bone Broth

I love making bone broth…it is so nice to have once it starts to get cooler outside…and it has many nutritional benefits as it is loaded with minerals, it helps aid with digestion and the collagen helps to rebuild joints – these are just to name a few!

I have been using organic chicken necks and backs which I get through TK Ranch. Here is how I make it πŸ™‚

I first roast the chicken parts I use for about 45 minutes..this will help to make the broth more flavourful.

Then I put the chicken parts Β in a stock pot filled with water and add about 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar…I let it sit there for about an hour..the apple cider vinegar helps to pull the collagen and nutrients of the bones out of the chicken.

Next I add some chopped vegetables and spices to the broth – then bring it to a boil and simmer on low for about 24 hours..and then voilΓ  it is done…almost! All you will need to do next is strain the chicken and vegetables from the broth…let the bone broth cool to room temperature and then put into mason jars..make sure to leave about 3 inches space in the mason jar…as the jars can crack if they are filled to full. Enjoy πŸ™‚ I often will drink bone broth for breakfast and as a snack throughout the day…delicious πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Dear Diary… <3

Hello….it is me…Janelle..and I am writing a blog entry! I am going to make more of a concious effort to update our wonderful blog that Justin worked very hard to make! Today is Sunday…I enjoy my Sundays as I usually am working Saturdays…I am just relaxing…went to hot yoga earlier…I love Moksha Yoga studio where I go…I think I am going to try doing an energy exchange program there to make it easier on myself financially and I think it is a nice way to contribute to the studio πŸ™‚

We are currently getting ourselves ready for a trip to Manitoba to visit family, we are really looking forward to seeing everyone as we haven’t seen everyone in over a year and we miss them!

And because I love photos here are some photos of some food from our garden…the stars are KALE and BEETS!!! (my juicer has been never been happier)

 

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Have a wonderful week!!! <3

Love,

Janelle

Edibles Nature Walk Mill Creek Ravine brought to us by Sharedble Neighbourhood July 3rd

Last night Justin and myself went on a free nature walk through the Mill Creek Ravine, was a lot of fun and I learned about some new edible plants! I want to go back and forage for some of these when they are ready…there is even horseradish in the ravine…and gooseberries! πŸ™‚ I would write more but I am sleepy…I am up too late already!! Here are some photos!

Burdock

Burdock

May Day Tree

May Day Tree

HorseRadish

Horseradish

Elderberry

Elderberry

Alberta Wild Rose

Alberta Wild Rose

Burdock

Burdock

Dandelion :)

Dandelion πŸ™‚

Lovage

Lovage

Happy Canada Day!! :)

picnicinmillcreek - Editedpicnicinmillcreek - EditedToday was a beautiful day…so I thought it would be fun to go trolling through the Mill Creek Ravine…so we packed up a lovely picnic…we found a quiet spot in a meadow near the river and relaxed…I love Mill Creek Ravine because I feel always forget we are in the middle of the city….we then went for a walk down Whyte Ave and had some ice cream….back home now. Life is good.

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Janelle