When you're trying to eat better, increasing the amount of whole foods you eat is the best place to start. But there are some tricks to help you get the most out of your ingredients. Cooking some foods can actually decrease the amount of vitamins and minerals available for absorption, while some foods benefit from … Continue reading Ingredient hacks to boost your nutrition
Did you know that middle school children can't tell the difference between the news and an advertisement? Maybe that doesn't surprise you, or maybe it does. Either way, it should make you consider the effect that advertising has on children. As a soon-to-be-mom (two months left before motherhood, OMGWTF), I have already thought about the … Continue reading Food Advertising towards Children
Above is a very small collection of some of the things I have tried my hand at in Pickling and Fermenting. There are several things missing, such as Kombucha, Kimchi, Yoghurt, Kefir, and various jams of course (A favourite of my mother's was my Rhubarb Chutney, and my father adored my Lemon Marmalade). Top left … Continue reading The (kids) Art of Fermentation
The task at hand was daunting, intimidating, overwhelming, and exciting: Find a fruit. Any fruit! Preferably one I hadn't tried before, and learn all about it. Of course, going to the market had to be thoroughly planned out. Around the corner from me is the Junction Farmers Market every Saturday, but the season had been … Continue reading The Lovely World of Fruit!