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Melissa, September 1, 2015

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Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe

Melissa, August 31, 2015

Easy Monday Lunches = love.  This recipe is probably one of my favourite soups because I can make it ahead, it freezes well and the kids love it! Cauliflower Cheddar Soup (Wean Green Style) 1 tbsp butter 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 potatoes, peeled & diced 1 head of cauliflower, chopped 3 cups chicken broth 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 1/2 cups milk 2 tbsp flour (I use gluten free) 1 pinch of nutmeg 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese Melt butter on medium in a large soup pot. Add onions, celery & garlic and brown for about 3-5 minutes. Add potatoes, cauliflower, broth, salt & pepper and bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling turn to medium low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until veggies are soft.  Whisk the flour and nutmeg into the milk. Pour into softened veggies. Stir for about 5 minutes to let thicken. Transfer to a blender (in batches, once I blew it all up). Puree until smooth. Return to pot. Stir on medium heat for 5 minutes to reheat. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cheese. Stir to melt. Add salt & pepper to taste.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top to serve! A meal bowl is the perfect serving bowl:) Enjoy!!    

Wean Green Business News

Melissa, July 8, 2015

Wean Green Joins Forces with Housewares Company Accent-Fairchild Group Calgary, Alberta (July 3rd, 2015)  – Wean Green, a Calgary-based food storage company, today announced a new partnership with housewares company, Accent-Fairchild Group ( that will allow the rapidly growing home-based start-up to improve its quality service to its growing customer base. This strategic alliance will greatly expand on the current relationship between the two companies and will allow Wean Green to address a wider customer base, meet growing demand as well as focus on product line expansion. Under the new agreement, Wean Green’s operations will be centrally managed through AFG’s Montreal office. This arrangement will allow Wean Green to focus on building customer relationships, developing a deeper product line and growing social media presence while ensuring that the expanding company benefits from the shared resources sustaining a well-established market leader. “I am thrilled to be able to step out from behind the daily operations and back into the sales and marketing for Wean Green. This new venture will give our company the resources required to continue to grow the company at market demand,” said CEO and founder of Wean Green, Melissa Gunning. Wean Green will now be part of the Accent division of AFG, which is known for its authority in the food storage industry through both the distribution of imported and locally manufactured products. This venture includes all of Wean Green’s current business as well as all new business and orders going forward.   About Wean Green Wean Green was founded in 2008 to provide a glass, eco-friendly storage options for homemade baby food. Wean Green has now expanded beyond baby food containers and offers glass food storage options in a wide-variety of sizes and lid-colors. All Wean Green products are made of durable tempered glass with a silicone-sealed, leak-proof lid and are are BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free.   About Accent-Fairchild Group Incorporated in 1974, Accent-Fairchild Group (AFG) is a recognized leading provider of consumer housewares products serving the Canadian market. AFG is comprised of seven divisions, each focusing on a particular product category: Accent, Fisher, Lifetime Brands Canada, Meyer, MLM, Springfield and 3D LightFx.   CONTACTS   Wean Green Melissa Gunning 1-888-923-9326   Accent-Fairchild Group Estelle Adie (514)748-6721 x 2351

Craft Time Organization

Melissa, May 11, 2015

It’s always fun to get creative and do some with the kids.  The difficult part is staying organized throughout and even worse – the clean up.  Here are a couple ideas of how to use Wean Green in your craft organization: Paint Storage – Since Wean Green containers are airtight you can store all of your paints in the containers without having to worry about them drying out or spilling.  Since the containers are non-porous the paint will easily wash off when your are done with the container.  After you are done painting, just snap the lids back on and clean up is done! Rainbow Loom Elastics – These are such a hit right now!  The downside is figuring out how to store the elastics and keeping the colors organized.  Wean Green’s Wean Cubes are the perfect size for splitting up rainbow loom colors.  You can even color code the lids according to different kids so that they know which rainbow loom elastics belong to who. Markers and Crayons – Store all your kids markers and crayons in Wean Green Meal Cubes so that they won’t be misplaced.  The best thing is since the containers are airtight, you don’t have to worry if a marker lid wasn’t put on because they won’t dry out in the container.

Jewelry Organization

Melissa, May 2, 2015

There never seems to be a jewelry box that can fit everything just the way we want.  We have found that Wean Green containers make the perfect storage solution for all types of jewelry.  The best part is that when you need to take jewelry on the go you can clip the lid on the container and take it with you!  Here are a couple uses for Wean Green that we use for different types of jewelry: Earrings & Rings:  Wean Cubes make the container for earrings and rings.  If you have some fancy earrings or rings, you can put them in a separate Wean Cube with a different coloured lid  so they are easier to find. Bracelets:  Wean Bowls are the perfect size for storing bracelets.  The bracelets can be stacked on top of one another in the Wean Bowls.  Since the containers are glass, you will easily be able to find the bracelet you are looking for. Necklaces:  Meal Bowls allow you to lay your necklaces inside without having to worry about them getting tangled.  Even necklaces with large pendants can be stored inside the containers in an organized and easy to find fashion. Once you have all your jewelry organized in Wean Green containers you can stack them so that they do not become cluttered.  The container lids can also be colour coded to match styles of different rooms!

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Melissa, April 23, 2015

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Melissa, April 22, 2015

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Earth Day Birthday Finish Line!

Melissa, April 22, 2015

Please list all your answers in the comment box at the bottom of this post for your name to be entered into the draw!  Remember, you will get bonus entries for: Liking all of the sponsors on Facebook Following all of the sponsors on Twitter Sharing the Scavenger Hunt with your friends Don’t forget to get your entries for our Earth Day Birthday Bonuses: Kiddodle TV, Bebe au Lait and Silikids bonus Monkey Bars, Kanga Care and Watch & Roll bonus a Rafflecopter giveaway

Earth Day Birthday Scavenger Hunt!

Melissa, April 20, 2015

Join us for Wean Green’s annual Earth Day Birthday Scavenger Hunt!  The hunt will begin on Earth Day (April 22nd) at 9:00am MST!  This year’s prize is valued at over $1,300! Click below to enter the contest and then visit Wean Green’s Facebook page to reveal the first clue! Don’t forget to get your entries for our Earth Day Birthday Bonuses: Kiddodle TV, Bebe au Lait and Silikids bonus Monkey Bars, Kanga Care and Watch & Roll bonus a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Lemon Pie in a Wean Bowl

Melissa, April 1, 2015

We have jumped on the band wagon.  We are testing to see how many things we can eat out of jars.  We may be stuck ‘testing’ these mini pies for a while though 😉 Ingredients: 6 graham crackers 4 eggs, separated 1/3 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp butter 2 lemons, juiced & zested Instructions: 1. Make crust: crumble a cookie at the bottom of each bowl. 2. Make filling: whisk together cornstarch, water, sugar & salt in a medium saucepan.  Turn heat on med-high and stir constantly to bring to boil.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from hear and slowly whisk in egg yolks.  Return to saucepan and cook on low for 1 more minute.  Remove from heat and add butter, lemon juice & zest.  Pour onto crust 3. Make meringue: beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.  Top the lemon in the bowls with meringue. 4. Bake: bake 5-7 minutes until the tops brown at 375 degrees F.  Let sit 1 hour.

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