The soil appears baked dry under the relentless sun, but even with no rain in the forecast for this area of Austria – Styria – the farmer we’re visiting seems optimistic about a good harvest! This region is famous for its Styrian pumpkin seeds, which is a sturdy crop with few predators and, fortunately, somewhat… Read more »
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With Christmas just around the corner, the days are becoming full of bright lights and bold colours, so it’s only fitting that our product of the month for December also stands out, not only by colour but also by taste. While mangoes don’t necessarily make us think of singing carols or roasting chestnuts, they are… Read more »
This month we get to feature the blushing apricot – what a beauty! Sweet, tart, dense, chewy, dried apricots have it all going on. Add the impressive nutritional benefits and the gorgeous shades available, and we think you should definitely be adding these tasty gems into your diet on a regular basis.
Chances are good that your summer has so far included at least one of a delicious crisp summer salad, a soft hamburger bun, or a delicious creamy scoop of hummus made from sweet tahini. The humble yet mighty sesame seed was likely a part of each of those! This month we celebrate and learn more about the delicate yet powerful sesame seed.
Rancho Vignola had the honour to meet and spend an afternoon recently with the supplier of our delicious organic pumpkin seeds, Rainer Schalk, CEO of Schalk-Muehle. In Canada for the CHFA West Trade Show and Conference in Vancouver, we were delighted that he drove to Armstrong to visit us, tour the Rancho Vignola facility and… Read more »
This month’s star of our show is the wonderfully tasty and nutritious Hemp Seed. You may also be familiar with the terms “hemp seed hearts” and “hemp nuts”. With a mild, nutty flavour and soft texture, our high quality hemp seeds pack quite a dietary punch!
Do you know one of the best ways of getting a whole bunch of super nutritious foods into your daily diet is by mixing up a smoothie for breakfast? I’ve been enjoying a magnesium-rich, high-protein smoothie this winter, and it’s the first time I’ve found something that doesn’t spike my blood sugar but keeps me… Read more »
This delightful recipe was submitted by a long-time customer, and we’re very happy she’s shared it with us. It’s been popular with the whole Rancho Vignola team, and we think you’ll enjoy it just as much. Granola is something that is a great versatile food to have on hand. Not only is it a tasty… Read more »
Spring is definitely here, and with it fresh vegetables, flowers and new growth just about everywhere you look. The baby pak choy (very similar to the better-known bok choy) looked too good to pass up at the local farmers market, so to the Rancho Kitchen it went to create a delicious fresh recipe to share!… Read more »
Looking for an easy vegetable-based meal to prepare? It doesn’t get much easier than this. You can enjoy it as is or serve it with rice, quinoa or any other grain. It’s also delicious to add on top of your pasta with some tomato sauce. If I know I’m going to have a long day… Read more »