fermenting · homemaking · sustainability

Kombucha, Kefir and Kraut: Get your ferment on!

I gotta say – I love yeast and bacteria…and as one past fermentation workshop participant mentioned “your passion for yeast and bacteria is infectious!” hmmm good thing it is a beneficial bacteria considering it’s infectious… Kefir and Kombucha are two of my favourite foods, with sauerkraut in the running too. I love how good they… Continue reading Kombucha, Kefir and Kraut: Get your ferment on!

Baking · homemaking · sustainability

Bulking Up: creating less waste, saving money and reducing packaging by buying in bulk

In the early 90s in Newfoundland, there was a now-defunct department store called Woolco (ultimately bought by  “Volde-mart“) where I first encountered bulk food. The first time I walked into the store, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Bins full of gummy bears and Smarties that were begging me to dive in with both hands. Ok, so maybe… Continue reading Bulking Up: creating less waste, saving money and reducing packaging by buying in bulk

Baking

Gluten-Free Goodness: banana chocolate chip muffins

This past weekend I made a batch of gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins. While I don’t have celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, I do like experimenting with different grains and flours, and I do see the benefit of including a variety of grains in my diet instead of just eating the same wheat-full… Continue reading Gluten-Free Goodness: banana chocolate chip muffins

Crochet

Wychbury Ave’s Happy Hookers: learning how to hook

What better way to build community and start a revolution at the same time than with tea and yarn? Our grandmothers had it right from the start and we would do well to get back to their way of thinking, so last October I started up a beginner’s crocheting workshop. The trend of making, baking and… Continue reading Wychbury Ave’s Happy Hookers: learning how to hook