Food waste is a real shame for multiple reasons. Not only could the food in question being tossed or discarded be used to feed someone who could truly use it, but it’s a wasted effort of farmers, truckers, factory workers, food processing plants, and any other profession associated with the food industry. All in all, … More Turning food waste into food bank donations
Food waste, as we are all aware, is becoming a significant issue in contemporary society. Wasting food is a terrible practice to become involved with as it simply isn’t necessary, and further, it is incredibly detrimental in a variety of different industries aside from an environmental setting. It hinders the hard work of farmers and … More Banning food waste, one state at a time
Plastic straws, as we are all aware, really aren’t a great concept. Sure, they get the job done, but they’re also responsible for a significant amount of ocean and plastic pollution and further have claimed the lives of many animals who mistakenly ingest them. All in all, they’re not so great. Over the past couple … More Supporting farmers and the environment with paper straws
Up until recently, I’ve never been much of a drinker. That isn’t to say I’m consuming copious amounts of alcohol now (just to clarify), but lately, I’ve been enjoying the odd drink in the evening while I sit and relax on our back porch. I was probably in my early twenties when I started drinking … More Savouring summer with White Claw
For those of us who reside in Canada, gardening becomes a central component of spring and summer activities once the weather warms up. Many people plant gardens in hopes of being able to abstain from having to purchase certain vegetables and instead providing for themselves, and honestly, gardening is an all-around great practice to engage … More Have you heard of winter gardening?
We may only be into the first few days of June, but the weather we have been experiencing in Ontario as of late reflects temperatures that are more typical come mid-July or August. We have actually been enduring a heatwave over the past few days, and if you’re someone who works outside in these intense … More Beat the heat with these tips
In lieu of a couple of posts I’ve written about designating positives in a pretty shitty situation (aka the COVID-19 pandemic), I have yet another to share with you, thanks to an article I read via The Good News Network. “Amid lockdowns, people are eating healthier, cooking their own food, and consuming more fruit and … More Wasting less food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Here in Ontario, the month of May typically means the arrival of fresh, local asparagus. It’s something I always look forward to as asparagus is one of my favourite veggies, and I imagine a lot of other folks can relate. The asparagus season is a brief one, and even more so this year. The frost … More Get your asparagus on
Oregano oil has been a staple in my household for quite some time now. And, quite honestly, for good reason. In my family, we typically make use of oregano oil to prevent or fight off illnesses in their early stages. We also take it while ill in an attempt to decrease the severity of whatever … More Do you use oregano oil?
There has been a tremendous push from the general public to recognize and celebrate individuals on the front lines that continue to work since the COVID-19 outbreak began. Doctors and nurses, factory workers, truckers and grocery store clerks are some of the professions that have been recipients of praise and gratitude throughout the pandemic we … More Why are we forgetting farmers on the frontlines?
With warmer weather upon us, I would imagine many of us are itching to get our hands on some fresh, local produce that becomes available throughout the Spring and Summer months here in Ontario. There is something so fantastic about biting into a crisp, juicy piece of fruit that has been produced locally, and soon … More These are some of the healthiest fruits to eat
We’re all aware of the importance of staying hydrated when it comes to our bodies. Not consuming enough clear fluids over the course of time can have severe consequences, therefore upping our H2O intake is something that doesn’t really require a whole lot of questioning. In addition to benefitting our bodies, water can also benefit … More Want to be happier? Try drinking more water
I’m willing to bet that a majority of the world’s population enjoys bacon, and with good reason. I can’t say I’ve met too many people in my life who fail to enjoy this strip of goodness, arguably because it’s inevitably delicious. That being said, I think some people abstain from cooking bacon more often than … More Here’s how to cook bacon in your oven
I feel like potato bacon soup is a flavour combination just about all of us can appreciate. Not only does bacon compliment potatoes perfectly (what doesn’t bacon compliment, though), the heavenly concoction that comes from pairing these two ingredients is one I would give just about anything for. Yes, I am talking this passionately about … More You really need to try Earthly Delight’s potato bacon soup
When it comes to wine, I’m certainly more of a fan of whites than I am reds. I’ve tried to sophisticate my palate enough to appreciate the taste of red wine, but I find it tastes like battery acid, so I’m content drinking whites for now. My mom had a bottle of Bodacious’ Moscato that … More Looking for a fresh, tasty Moscato? Try Bodacious’
In addition to trying our best to establish and abide by a routine in an attempt to keep our productivity up, another strategy we can practice that may help is trying to normalize our suddenly new routines. It is highly unlikely that any of us are still following our routines that existed prior to the … More How to maintain productivity during a pandemic: part two
Immunity is a word we are hearing a lot about lately. In times of a pandemic, it isn’t a bad idea to give our immune systems a boost, and what better way to do so naturally via foods we can consume, thanks to an article from Healthline. It is believed that vitamin c is a … More Munch on these foods to up your immunity
I realize the topic of this post is completely random, but hear me out. While at work not too long ago, a customer and I were on the topic of different types of meat dishes, and how to best prepare them. We got on the topic of meatloaf and how it can be tricky to … More Here’s how to make perfect meatloaf
Coaxing kids into willingly consuming vegetables is no easy feat. Often times, it seems easier to walk away as opposed to having an all out wrestling match with them to get them to eat their greens, but this isn’t the most effective approach, either. Luckily, some parents have shared their tricks for getting their kids … More Here’s how to get your fussy kid to eat their vegetables, as told by parents
Getting your daily dose of vitamins via a pill is something most of us are familiar with. Most vitamins and supplements are available in pill-form from health food stores and drugstores, and while this common type of vitamin gets the job done, a lot of us are changing from pills to gummies when it comes … More Have you heard of OLLY gummies?
I know, I know. Enough about Cleveland already, right? Bear with me, folks. You’re going to want to hear me out. While my parents and I were in Cleveland, we were told by a few of the locals to visit West Side Market. It was certainly worth going to as it is the largest market … More Going to Cleveland? Be sure to visit Campbell’s Sweets Factory
As many of us are aware, sweeteners aren’t the healthiest thing on the planet to consume. With many containing aspartame and other artificial additives, it’s likely better for your body in the long run to simply ingest regular sugar as opposed to Splenda, but that’s just my opinion. Things are looking up in terms of … More Transforming fruit cores into sweetener
When we think about what is involved to produce a crop, our thoughts typically go to soil, water and sunlight. These elements, in combination with care, equipment and labour, are core components of most types of farming, and without them, it would prove to be quite difficult to be successful in growing a crop. Something … More Growing crops with … mattresses?
Pancakes, when made properly, can be a wonderful thing. The issue with pancakes, though, from my own observations, is that they can be tricky to perfect, and when served in a mediocre manner, they fall short of hitting the spot when it comes to breakfast. No need to stress, though. I did a little bit … More Here’s how to make perfect pancakes
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, chances are that you’re more than aware of my food intolerances. I had an eating disorder when I was in high school, and upon entering recovery and beginning to consume more food, I noticed that certain foods (gluten, dairy and eggs in particular) did not sit … More Is it possible to outgrow a food intolerance?
As we all know, certain foods taste best when paired together. Peanut butter and jelly, french fries and ketchup, pasta and spaghetti sauce … I could go on. But, aside from these highly recognized and favored food pairings, how willing would you be to try some pretty creative, off-the-wall combos? After giving the topic some … More Would you try these funky food combinations?
Peanut allergies are no joke. I know quite a few people who are seriously allergic to peanuts, and the repercussions of an untreated reaction to peanuts can be fatal. I have good news for those of us who are unable to savor the incredible flavor of peanuts and further peanut butter, though. “The US Food … More There is finally a peanut allergy treatment
I am not a vegan, and I have absolutely no desire to become one. I don’t have an issue with the concept of veganism, nor do I hold any hostility towards anyone who practices this sort of lifestyle, but I, for one, thoroughly enjoy consuming animal byproducts, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. … More Is this vegan chocolate worth trying?
I’m a fan of Bon Jovi, and for more than one reason. A few of his songs have made it onto my most frequented Spotify playlist, and from what I’ve observed, he’s a good guy in addition to being a good musician. Adding to his good guy repertoire, Bon Jovi recently opened his third Soul … More A round of applause for Bon Jovi
Bloating is an unfortunate happening that affects almost all of us at some point. Whether we eat something that disagrees with our digestive system, or perhaps try something new and run into an adverse reaction, being bloated truly sucks, and it’s a very uncomfortable situation to experience. Not to fret, though. As it turns out, … More Feeling bloated? Try these at-home treatments