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
Advancements in the automotive world in terms of environmentally conscious transportation alternatives have been tremendous as of late. With electric cars, Teslas, and non-pollutant fuel options becoming more readily available, it’s never been easier to alter your wheels to be more eco-friendly. And, as it turns out, there may be another breakthrough fuel-oriented development that … More Powering cars with … seaweed?
There’s been much debate over the years as to whether or not drinking coffee can be beneficial for those who consume it. Some believe there are advantages to drinking this magical bean juice while other argue it’s disadvantageous, but personally, I’ve been drinking the stuff for far too long to care either way. There is … More Good news, coffee lovers; java can help with weight loss
I’ve been writing about environmental conservation efforts quite a bit as of late, and for good reason. It seems as though every time I visit The Good News Network for some topic inspiration, I see yet another tremendous advancement in the context of sustainability. And here we are again. This time, though, there’s tequila involved, … More Turning tequila into … straws?
Salad, from my own observations, has a bad reputation. When most of us hear the term ‘salad,’ our thoughts automatically associate it with being bland, boring, and certainly not something we typically have a hankering for. I feel obligated to stick up for salads a little bit, though. I personally love salad, and I’m not … More Here’s how to spruce up your salad
I love me some authentic Greek food. I’ve always been a fan of this type of cuisine, and rest assured, if you’re in the mood for the good stuff, be sure to visit iOS estiatorio & wine bar on Upper James St. in Hamilton, Ont. My family and I have been to iOS twice now, … More In the mood for some Greek food? Check out iOS
On Nov. 4, a few of my good friends and I went to Turtle Jack’s on Upper James St. in Hamilton for dinner. I was seriously looking forward to meeting them, considering we haven’t seen each other for a couple of years, and we decided on Turtle Jack’s because of its reputation as a well-established … More Getting mousy at Turtle Jack’s
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The idea of wine having health benefits? Believe it or not, I have some good news for all of you wine connoisseurs; wine, in moderation, can be a healthy choice. And, if you’re questioning the validity of this statement, an article from Healthline provides some facts … More Can drinking wine be healthy?
I would argue that Lebanese food isn’t something a fair amount of us are familiar with. Which is a shame, really, considering how damn tasty it is. It isn’t exactly as well recognized as Italian or Chinese food, for example, but despite its relatively subtle reputation, Lebanese cuisine packs a serious flavour punch. With some … More Like Lebanese food? Visit La Luna
I’ve been on a bit of a carrot kick lately. I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet and cut back a little on my fruit intake, and, in the process, I’ve started eating carrots as part of my lunch every day. I’m aware of some of the benefits carrots offer to those … More Here’s why you should be eating more carrots
Us Canadians take our coffee pretty seriously. About as seriously as we take hockey, actually. And with our passion for coffee, we’re all avid supporters of Tim Hortons and their liquid gold – for some of us, Tim’s coffee may be our lifeline. Tim Hortons is sort of the superior choice when it comes to … More McDonald’s coffee is not, in fact, Tim’s old brew
Cooking, as wonderful and exciting as it can be, can quickly become redundant. Over time we become comfortable with certain dishes, allowing them to become routine and failing to excite our tastebuds in the process. My mom has always said that the longer she cooks, the more difficult it becomes. My food intolerances and sensitivities … More Here’s how to get out of that cooking rut
I would argue that a lot of people associate marijuana with hemp, and vice versa. It’s probable that those of us who aren’t familiar with the differences between these two plants also group them together in the same category, despite the fact that they’re entirely different from each other. “Following the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and … More Understanding the difference between marijuana and hemp
A couple of evenings ago, the Brant County Federation of Agriculture held its annual meeting at my family’s farm. It was a pretty neat experience considering it was the first agricultural meeting I’ve ever attended, and I was able to meet some new people involved in the industry that I hadn’t been familiar with prior. … More Are you an agvocate?
For many of us, coffee is a quintessential component of everyday life. From the moment we wake up in the morning, coffee is on our minds, it’s delicious aroma tantalizing our senses and slowly waking us up to take on the day. Maybe it’s just me that feels so passionately about coffee, but either way, … More Would you drink cannabis coffee?