Where does your food come from? A few years ago, I would have answered this question by naming my favorite grocery store. In the not too distant past however, I began to have a deeper interest in food, particularly in it's origins....more
Feeling a bit under the weather today so wasn’t sure if I was going to make my deadline today or not. But, here I am..refusing to let a little cold stop me from my committment!!I saw this earlier today on Facebook and loved it:...more
Big box stores, national chains, non-Canadian-owned corporations doing business in Canada... you can't get away from them these days. They have their place, of course - I myself have been known to take advantage of their bargain prices and wide selection - but what saddens and concerns me is their profound effect on smaller, locally-owned "Mom and Pop"-type stores, which seem to be harder and harder to find every day.
Are you done with your holiday shopping yet? This year, the “Buy Local” message seems to be more prominent than ever. It’s a message with which I generally agree. My nieces and nephews always get gifts from the awesome independent children’s bookstore, and I like to check out small boutiques for things such as artisan foods and local honey. So when a “Buy Local” email was forwarded to my inbox, I was really disappointed to see the racist undertones in the message.
2011 Holidays -- Birth of a New Tradition...more