• DIY PROJECTS,  KITCHEN

    HOMEMADE DILL PICKLES

    Canning foods is an extension of sustainable living, shopping at the farmers market, and reusing packaging materials. It is one of my favourite ways to preserve food, and reuse old store bought pickle jars. With all the cucumbers growing in…

  • GARDEN,  KITCHEN

    CANNING & WHY YOU SHOULD START

    Walking down the path on a crisp morning, with water dripping on my toes, gripping the handle of a sturdy watering can. From seedlings soaking up the sun to harvesting the fruits of your labour, gardening is a rewarding process.…

  • DIY PROJECTS

    DIY BEE HOUSE

    Bees are one of the most important and iconic pollinators, and they are in need of more habitat, food sources, and nesting locations. They are the pollinators of countless crops and native plant species, and carry out their job of…

  • KITCHEN,  PINTS

    LOW WASTE SNACKS

    Processed and store-prepared snacks are one of the biggest culprits for being wasteful. They come in lots of packaging, most of which is difficult to recycle due to multi layering and mixing of plastics used to make them. Packaging makes…

  • DIY PROJECTS,  GARDEN,  PINTS

    UPCYCLING – FOR YOUR GARDEN

    To reduce the rate in which we generate waste, reusing materials has a huge role to play. Reusing, which includes upcycling of materials, comes third in the 5R’s strategy, right after reduce and before recycle! The world of reusing might…

  • KITCHEN,  PINTS

    FOOD WASTE & HOW TO LOWER IT

    Holidays are among the highest times of year for food waste, and food waste is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases caused from food being tossed in the trash and taking up space in the landfill. In a…

  • DIY PROJECTS,  KITCHEN

    CUT TRASH & MAKE BEESWAX WRAPS

    Earth Day is meant to bring awareness to environmental issues and inspire ways in which we can all make better choices for the Earth. During the month of April, people all over the globe participate in small actions to better…

  • DIY PROJECTS,  KITCHEN

    NATURALLY DYED GREEN COOKIE ICING

    St. Patrick’s day has always been one of my favourite days to enjoy, from the memories as a child creating leprechaun traps, to making green-themed baking, to enjoying a relaxed green beer as an adult. Let’s be honest, it’s also…