There are many ways to “green” your Christmas giving. Here’s a list of eco-friendly gift ideas: More often than not the only things “green” about Christmas are the trees and wreaths. For most it’s a season of excess, much of which is wonderful, but much is wasteful too and not […]
There are economic and environmental perks to buying local… As we head into the busiest shopping season of the year consider this shopping resolution:Buy local as often as possible. Diverting just 10 percent of your shopping dollars will make a huge difference in our local economy. Small businesses are the […]
Sparkly chocolate gingerbread cookies are festive and delicious. When we were growing up our house was like a commercial bakery leading up to Christmas. Mom made at least a dozen different kinds of cookies, along with Christmas breads, mincemeat, plum pudding, light and dark fruit cake, cherry pound cake and […]
Best Before and Expiration dates are two completely different things. Here’s how to understand the difference… “When in doubt, throw it out.” That’s an easy approach to deciding if food in the fridge is still fine to eat or if it should get tossed in the compost bin. But what […]
Christmas traditions – decorating Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies to hang on the tree. When I was little, I often misheard song lyrics, which I suppose isn’t that uncommon. It happened with all sorts of songs but there was a favourite childhood Christmas carol that I didn’t get quite […]
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