“From brand ambassador to farm hand to working mom of three, my life has become a wonderful whirlwind of food, fun & adventure. Come take a peak inside the Beretta farm and join me on my #GoodFoodJourney.”
Cynthia Beretta, Co-Founder of Beretta Farms and founder of Beretta Kitchen, is no stranger to food. A gifted entrepreneur, mother of three, organic cattle rancher and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, Cynthia has over twenty-five years of experience in the food industry. Born on the original Earth Day in the 1970s, Cynthia jokes she was destined for sustainable and organic greatness. In 1993, fresh out of school with no farming experience to speak of Cynthia and her husband Michael embarked on an unconventional path and founded Beretta Farms. Since then the couple has expanded their network of like-minded farmers across the country, partnering with those that share the core value of raising animals humanely with love and respect As both businesses continue to grow and thrive, Cynthia never forgets to carve time out of her busy schedule to share a hearty home cooked meal with her family.
At Beretta Farms, we take great pride in all of our staff members. On a day which celebrates women, we thought we would take an in-depth look at a couple of our executive herd members, and share what they have learned about leadership and mentoring…
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Fear not of the word “nutritious” for the Beretta Kitchen has some recipes to suit your style and your taste buds.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten, with 1 egg white
1/2 cup panko bread…
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Beretta Farms began 25 years ago with two pigs that Mike bought and started raising on my family acreage. Mike and I weren’t even engaged yet and we took on this huge task of raising two Berkshire pigs with zero experience.
I not only was…
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Just another occasion I get to cook good food for my family and friends for Superbowl Sunday. I mean I’m a huge sports fan, although I’d take the Winter Classic over the Superbowl any day. I love the excitement of the glorious, delicious,…
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On Valentine’s Day morning a few years back, I was awoken by our three children and they rushed me to our daughter’s bedroom window that overlooked our pond. There, to my delightful surprise was “I LOVE YOU” spray painted in red on…
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Lighten up the traditional Chicken Cacciatore with a spaghetti squash twist. Enjoy this Italian dish without all the extra carbs.
1 whole spaghetti squash
4 tablespoons Olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
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Leftover chicken and tossed greens come together to make a zesty dish that will please even the biggest salad cynic in your life.
10 Moroccan spiced roast chicken breasts
4 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic glove chopped finely
1/2 cup Spiced…
Cranberry swirl and crystallized ginger blend together to make the perfect holiday treat. These sweet and zesty donuts are a great dessert to serve your guests.
2(1/4 ounce) packages of yeast
1 ⁄ 4 cup water
1 1 ⁄ 2 cups lukewarm…
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The holidays are all hustle and bustle in the Beretta household. Here are a few of my favourite sides for the big holiday meal.
2 cups water
1 ¾ to 2 cups sugar
4 cups cranberries (16 ounces)
¼ cup orange…
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Have your guests clamoring around the snack table at your party with these tasty starters.
Peruvian Beef Anticuchos
1 pound flatiron or blade steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
This chocolate soufflé will melt in your mouth with a rich molten center, and a light spongy exterior. This dessert is decadent and delightful in one mouthful leaving you wanting more.
8 heat proof glass or ceramic ramekins
Funny how it can take me days to actually sit down to write a piece about how I entertain! I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by family, friends and good food from a young age. My parents loved to throw parties and my mom is a fantastic…
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This bold curry recipe is a delicious way to use up those yummy turkey leftovers! You can vary the amount of curry used, depending on how spicy you like your dishes. This is one of my favourite leftover meals!
1 Cup Brown and wild rice…
The autumn harvest is in full swing. To celebrate the season, here’s an unexpected twist on classic hummus that the whole family will love.
Two 540 ml cans of chickpeas
1 Cup canned plain pumpkin puree
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Thanksgiving is an important time of year when the Beretta clan gets together to celebrate another harvest season. Thanksgiving is a big event full of family, friends, food and more food at the Beretta household. I have a few of my favourite…
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It’s not time yet to put your grill away. Fall brings on cooler weather which makes it easier to stand by the sweltering warm grill. The Beretta Kitchen gives the top 5 fall vegetables to try on your grill!
Butternut Squash: Grill over…
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The summer came and flew by. I was just getting used to having all the chicklets home and all of a sudden it was August. Now all kids are starting school and here we are. Instead of packing my kids lunches, it’s my lunch I have to now worry…
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So you have been tasked on planning this year’s big Family Reunion? Don’t sweat it, the Beretta Kitchen has some great tips and how to throw a great party for all ages.
Try to invite everyone. That random second…
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My eldest son Thomas has received a hockey scholarship to a University in the United States, which isn’t just a different city, but altogether a different country. He has worked so hard towards the athlete’s dream of going to school on scholarship,…
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There is no better way to celebrate earth month than getting your garden up, running and ready for the season. For me, gardening has always been a hobby held near and dear to my heart. As a child, I used to see my mother in…
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To all those mom’s out there…
Life brings adversities in different shapes and forms. For Mike and me, our road has not been an easy one but I can truly look back now and say it has formed who we are today. This blog post is dedicated…
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Whether I liked it or not, my future was foreordained for the sustainable farming industry. It is quite humorous how life plays out; is it one step that leads to a totally altered path, or maybe, like my mother says, it really…
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With a refreshing burst of cucumber and lime, this cocktail is a tasty twist on the original mojito. Serve guests for cocktail hour on any mid summers day!
The Beretta Kitchen was featured in HELLO! Lifestyle magazine for an entertaining…
Crispy, crunchy, tender chicken strips are the ultimate comfort food. Always a childhood favourite they're easy, delicious, and satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, an absolute favourite the whole family enjoys. And with March Break…