Mighty Trio Organics http://mightytrio.com/blog Current Projects, Products & Inspiration Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:46:55 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.3 Wellness talk: Charles Holmes in Edmonton http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/06/09/wellness-talk-charles-holmes-in-edmonton/ http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/06/09/wellness-talk-charles-holmes-in-edmonton/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:38:58 +0000 Sean http://mightytrio.com/blog/?p=116 Charles Holmes will be offering a wellness talk next week at the EPL Strathcona Branch-8331-104 st., Edmonton. I’m excited. After meeting Charles it didn’t take long to realize his motives are firmly rooted in helping people to better understand the disease state of the human body and offer knowledge and solutions to improve health and wellness. We will be providing some light refreshments… I was thinking smoothies, maybe a salad and some hulled hemp seeds to snack on. We will not be charging a fee for this event, we will however be asking for a donation to cover our costs of hosting and providing snacks.

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Project: Tandoori http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/05/31/project-tandoori/ http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/05/31/project-tandoori/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 18:23:53 +0000 Sean http://mightytrio.com/blog/?p=89 A friend of ours was mentioning how neat it would be to have a cook space outdoors in the summer, pretty tough for me to argue with that. Summertime is short and sweet in Edmonton, we’ve got to make the most of it. So I did some searching on kijiji for: bricks (to build an outdoor oven?), fire bricks: (will withstand the heat created by said oven without cracking), outdoor oven, outdoor kitchen and finally “clay oven”…. success!    well… kinda. The ad read: “Tandoori clay oven, need gone immediately! call after 4:30.  The ad didn’t mention: left outside, needs new clay, weighs atleast 200lbs., move it yourself. This I discovered soon enough and phoned a friend with a truck to help out…. The future of our outdoor cooking now awaits some refurbishing- clean-up, new clay, new glaze……. should be a fun summer project with the promise of fresh, homemade naan bread to keep me motivated. IMG_0497 IMG_0496 IMG_0498

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Webstuff and local treats. http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/03/11/webstuff-and-local-treats/ http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/03/11/webstuff-and-local-treats/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:19:57 +0000 Sean http://mightytrio.com/blog/?p=64 For anyone who has attempted to navigate our site, we are working on getting everything linked together, and activating the different portions of our shop. Ideally when we allow people to make online purchases, the site will properly calculate shipping and paypal will work seamlessly. So if you’ve experienced any hang-ups with our site, please feel free to contact us: info@mightytrio.com   feedback is greatly appreciated! When poring over the same material numerous times, we can miss things. We are working on it in the meantime and will be testing shipping settings early next week, it could actually be fully functioning in 7 days time and we’ll be accepting orders across Canada and to our neighbors south of the border in the USA shortly after…..

If you haven’t been yet…. don’t let these lacklustre phone photos of the Queen of Tarts incredible new space discourage you, recovered marble, 13 feet of ceiling…

Amazing spot on 104st. downtown, North of Jasper ave. Fresh baked baguettes and other artisan breads, proper sandwiches on said baguette, soups from scratch, tasty salads and of course.. the quiches, the tarts, the cakes and other dessert items, nice coffees & teas. You will also find our fresh pressed oils available for purchase, including our hemp seed oil, featured on Kathryn Joel’s new site: www.getcookingedmonton.com/favourites/hemp-oil-mighty-trio-organics/          and in this month’s Avenue Magazine: 25 Must Eats Edmonton, check the article here: www.avenueedmonton.com/articles/page/item/25-best-things-to-eat?page=4

….. and while you’re there, you’ll notice The Queen of Tarts Lemon Curd is also featured as a must eat…. Thanks to Gail Hall for the lovely article, I know I’ve got some new places to visit!   Gotta check if the Penang Curry can be done vegetarian, I’ll have to pop outside for a waffle on a Saturday at the Old Strathcona Market, The Roasted Tomato Crostini with a nice belgian beer sounds like a nice treat, the Thai Goddess chocolate is a little bite of nirvana and right after I post this, the only thing keeping me from being vegan, amazing cheese… specifically the Smoky Valley Goat cheese…. I might drop an email about a CSA share…

O ya!   In addition to the Queen of Tarts downtown, our products are available every Saturday at the Old Strathcona Farmers Market, from The Good Food Box- Listed under Bread and Baked Goods—> Flour–> for our Hemp Protein Powders and in the Condiments, Sauces, Marinades & Oils—> Oils–> for our Flax, Hemp and Canola oils.  Soon to be available for purchase direct from our website and this Saturday we will be at City Hall for the Springtime City Market! We’re excited to kick off the downtown market season early and see some familiar faces. Starting the City Market earlier than usual makes me think that somehow summer will start earlier than usual…

But its got me wondering about the downtown residents without a weekly market in the winter: Which is your favorite local market? what makes it so special? the vendors? the scenery? the location? What about in the middle of winter? how far will you venture to shop a farmers market in the blizzardy Edmonton winter?

Flax Oil is pressing fresh as I write this and SuperFine Hemp Protein Powder is in the works!  See you at the Market!

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Catch-Up… http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/03/02/catch-up/ http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/03/02/catch-up/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 05:19:00 +0000 Sean http://mightytrio.com/blog/?p=27 I’ve added some photos from a day we spent at Sparrow’s Nest Organics, near Opal, Ab… amazing produce, best carrots ever, absolutely beautiful parcel of land.  A great reminder of our abundant summers, soon to be back after just a few more tries at spring…

Cipollini Onions curing for awaiting CSA shareholders… Especially tasty cooked nice and slow.. roasted, baked, fried ’til carmelized…

Local wild harvested fungi- Graham Sparrow knows fungi, foraging the local ecosystem exposes a wide variety of edible (and absolutely not edible!) shrooms growing amongst the mossy undergrowth.

Cabbage Collage… Lately its been slaws and stir fry’s starring the vibrant, happy food that remains shapely and nutritious throughout the winter months with a great dose of folic acid and Vitamin C. I remember a few amazing recipes I will have to photog. aside recipe next opportunity, and there was a cabbage smoothie sometime last fall…

Always a great experience when I get my hands into the soil, pulling weeds, harvesting vegetables, or just enjoying the fresh air and great scenery. For anyone interested in working on organic farms: http://www.wwoof.ca/ (worldwide opportunities on organic farms), or you could probably just approach a local organic farm and offer your labor, might not make you rich, but you might learn some valuable, lifelong skills. For anyone looking to expand their knowledge of agriculture, it is truly amazing just what we can grow in this frigid climate.

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OSFM- Feb.26/11 http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/02/27/osfm-feb-2611/ http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/02/27/osfm-feb-2611/#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 04:20:06 +0000 Sean http://mightytrio.com/blog/?p=9 Market Days can be exhausting, yet inspiring. Today’s market was definitely both of those, there are those certain interactions with people that make it all worthwhile. Met a lovely family who decided to choose our hemp and flax for their morning shot of oil, small children included. The oldest daughter made a disgusted face when her mother described the daily routine, but the look on her face after she tried our flax oil made me happy to think she won’t be dreading this daily routine any longer.

We have recently started selling our new and improved Hemp Protein Powder. After adding a new piece of machinery to our processing lineup earlier this year, to replace a stone mill that wasn’t doing what we needed it to, we’ve been working on new formulations for our protein powders. This machine is designed to operate free of friction during grinding, and it eliminates any concern of over-processing. Friction and overworking a raw protein will denature the amino acids, reducing or disabling their ability to do their job after consumption. This machine works really well.. it sounds like a jet engine, devours product and gives us an ultra-smooth finished product. Also easy to clean and provides some options for us to create new and better products, but more on that later;) We are still formulating our Super-Fine Protein Powder, which was intended to have slightly more protein, less fiber and mix easily into juices, smoothies, or just water. Should be ready for retail in early March. Let me know if you would like to test this product for us: We always love feedback on new products, generally we have a limited amount of free product for testing purposes. All we ask for is feedback… good or bad .. Contact us if you would like to be enlisted as a potential tester.

I’ll keep working on that, look for our Super Fine Protein Powder next month, and we’re all looking forward to an early start to the summer market season as the City Market will head into City Hall starting March 12, for 10 weeks, I hope we get a table!

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Hello! http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/01/31/hello-world/ http://mightytrio.com/blog/2011/01/31/hello-world/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:39:27 +0000 Sean http://mightytrio.com/blog/?p=1 This will serve as the official blog for Mighty Trio Organics. On this blog you might find us sharing bits of what we do to create our products, from sourcing raw materials to getting it out to customers, other projects we are involved in, illustrating why we do what we do and some of our goals related to our business…. As for right now, our site, as you can likely see, is under construction, or maybe we are into renovations now… Setting up a shipping module, payment stuff, and a first blog post!

Our web site will be in some form of constant renovation, building, construction and change and this blog will help to relate our ups and downs in the life of local food manufacturing, our passion for local food and our pursuits towards being more sustainable and responsible in the way we live and do business. We are inspired by what we do to create our products for appreciative (or experimenting!) customers at local farmers markets and health food stores and we are very thankful for the continuing support that allows us to continue doing so. I look forward to a busy, bountiful summer and further connecting to our local food culture…

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