When I asked her to do a takeover, Diane was just the woman on the exercise bike next to me at the gym. After her takeover, I discovered so much more - gardener extraordinaire, hard core homesteader, paddler, cancer survivor, bike rider, life enthusiast, and wickedly funny hashtagger. She also shared her breakfast muffin recipe, … Continue reading Instagranny, Diane Zaste’s, breakfast muffins
Hello convenience shoppers. I am talking to you. (That bag of pre-mixed-and-washed salad you are tossing in your cart? You’ll get no judgment from me.) But please, let me try to convince you, even if you’re an entry-level do-it-yourselfer, that it is possible to reclaim kitchencraft. All you need is a couple of mason jars, … Continue reading Reclaim Your Pantry: easy things to start making yourself
Truth be told I'm not a morning person. The only reason I just about make it out the door to work at 8am is because I get out to walk the dog at 7am (and Gary shouts at me - a lot!). Therefore, anything I can do to save time and to ensure that I … Continue reading Overnight Oats
Can we say no to disposable plastic this year? Guest post by Kathy Jenkins and the SLRD's Zero in on Waste team As with the start of each school year, there are always so many things to organise. Shoes, pants, shirts - check. Backpacks, crayons, markers - check. Lunch kits, healthy snacks, water - check. … Continue reading The zero waste lunchbox challenge
The inimitable Zoé Martin had put this post together for us ready to run just after Christmas, but the line-up was stacked and the editor was out merry-making and screen-time-avoiding, so, we saved it for a week or two, anticipating your resolve on resolutions might have faded, the holiday leftovers might be consumed, and you … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Nutella Bread Pudding
Treat colds and coughs at home with homemade Elderberry Syrup!
Is it possible to make bannock healthier? So you can enjoy traditional fry bread, without compromising your health? (All yummy treats in moderation, right?) Check out this great video from Coast Salish physician, Dr Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer with the First Nations Health Authority, for some alternatives.