Sodium lauroyl isethionate, stearic acid, sodium tallowate, sodium palmitate, lauric acid, sodium lisethionate, water, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, tetrasodium etidronate, maltol, titanium dioxide. Mix these together and what do you get? A Dove beauty bar. Notice how I didn’t say soap? That’s because it’s a detergent… Continue reading Soap’s Up!
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!
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
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
Cutting your toddler’s hair: not for the faint of heart. You’ll want to pick a time of day where your toddler will be in a good mood. I figured the best time for us would be immediately after nap time. While H was sleeping I prepared my work space with scissors, a comb, water, and… Continue reading Playing With Scissors
When I was a kid I loved making art. Sometimes I would even try to sell it to the neighbours. Ah yes, a market vendor in the making. This past year, after a long hiatus, I rediscovered my fondness for painting and developed my own style while creating greeting cards. I had some ideas in mind… Continue reading Foxes and Squirrels and Deer, oh my!
A few years back I started up a vegan baking venture. I, myself, do not currently eat vegan, although at one point my vegetarianism leaned very closely to veganism. Even though I do enjoy eggs and dairy, I tend to find alternatives when making cakes and cookies. Why waste two perfectly good eggs in a… Continue reading Star Wars: The Cake Awakens