The Easiest 3-Ingredient Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Fairtrade Chocolate Truffles

Today I’ve taken a recipe from Nadiya’s Time to Eat (both a Netflix show and a Cookbook) and swapped out the ingredients for Fairtrade ones. I try to support local brands where I can and make sure they are certified by Fair Trade Canada. I also try my best to support local markets when buying ingredients and this time I went to Strathcona Market to buy everything! 

If you’d like to see this recipe made Live, there is a video on my Instagram Page where I show you exactly how to make today’s treats! After lots of voting, you all decided that chocolate truffles would be what we make today. I’m so excited these won because they are so quick and easy to make and require only 3 items!

April 15, 2022
Melanie writes in her journal Fairly Traded When I don't know what to do I write

When I don't know what to do, I write.

Nothing matters anymore. Or, at least…what used to matter somehow doesn’t now. That’s what I wrote in my journal the morning of Christmas Eve. What overwhelmed me on Thursday, I wish was all I had to worry about on Friday. And what worried me on Friday was replaced with what I was grateful for on Saturday. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
December 27, 2021
Quick Directory of Ethical Terms Fairly Traded Marketplace

Quick Directory of Ethical Terms

I have been working in the fair trade industry for awhile now and even I need to learn the latest terms and definitions companies are using to describe themselves. A few months ago, I wrote a blog about all the different fair trade certifications and their key differences. Today, I’m going to do a quick run through of the top terms I see being used!

June 21, 2021
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Fairly Traded Marketplace

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple weeks ago he joined the meeting with a banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and I HAD to have the recipe. I’m always looking for new creations to bake and I especially get excited when almost all of the ingredients used can be bought fair trade. The original recipe is from Chef Savvy but I have written it here for you including the local and ethical brands I buy from.

June 07, 2021
Five Things I Learned from the Virtual Market 2.0 Fairly Traded Marketplace

Five Things I Learned from the Virtual Market 2.0

I get the pleasure of interviewing several vendors throughout the Virtual Market week and learning more about what they do. I always see trends and hear similar themes so I’ve decided to bring those together here with the Five Things I Learned from the Virtual Market 2.0. 

April 26, 2021
What do you do? Why do you do it? Fairly Traded Marketplace

What do you do? Why do you do it?

Often I think that everyone following me knows what my business is about. Or has known me for awhile that I don’t have to explain it! But that’s not the case! So today I thought I would expand on my Instagram bio, “Connecting fair trade brands to conscious consumers who want to make a positive impact.”
February 16, 2021
Finnish Sour Cream Cake Fairly Traded Marketplace

Finnish Sour Cream Cake

This week I am featuring a recipe from a book called The Global Bakery by Anne Weston. We sold it when I worked at Ten Thousand Villages and I received it as a Christmas gift a few years ago.I recently re-discovered it and the book is full of amazing cake recipes from around the world! This particular one is from Finland and called “Kermakuku” or sour cream cake. I picked it because it only takes 15 min to make! Nice and easy for when you have that sweet craving. 
January 25, 2021
Fair trade brownies Fairly Traded Marketplace

Fair Trade Brownies!

Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well. This week I thought I’d keep it light and fun and share my favourite brownie recipe with you all. It’s guaranteed to give you that crinkly-top look that we all love. Most of you know one of my favourite things to do is bake.

November 09, 2020
How can you tell the difference between all the fair trade logos? Fairly Traded Marketplace

How can you tell the difference between all the fair trade logos?

This week marks the end of Fair Trade Month- how is it already the end of October? I thought this week I would address one of the questions I get most often: how do you tell the difference between all the fair trade logos? Every year, an International Guide to Fair Trade Labels is put out. Fair World Project has put it all together in a reference guide to make it easy to understand.
October 26, 2020
Top Five Businesses that Promote Positive Mental Health Fairly Traded Marketplace

Top five businesses that promote positive mental health

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been keeping well as the weather gets crisper and the leave turn colour! This week on Instagram I’ve been talking about Mental Health Awareness Week. I asked you all to send me businesses that promote positive mental health in some way. Thanks to those of you who sent me suggestions!

October 05, 2020
Be Mindful Studio Partnership Fairly Traded Marketplace

Be Mindful Studio Partnership

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! I have an exciting announcement today- I have partnered with Be Mindful Studio! Read my Q and A with Lisa below to learn more about her and her business.

September 21, 2020
Fair Trade Banana Muffin Recipe Fairly Traded Marketplace

Banana Muffin Recipe

Hello again everyone! Surprise- you are getting 2 recipes this week. Right before my mom and I went live on Instagram yesterday, my sister sent us this recipe! So...we decided to make both :)

September 09, 2020