Nov

28

How your next meal can help you avoid holiday stress

By Adrienne

The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time for families. From stretched budgets to stretched patience, many people find themselves falling into their very worst food habits come the holiday season – eating a lot of sugary, processed and packaged foods. It’s the very thing that sets you up for the cycle of nasty […]

Nov

2

Reclaiming your domestic diva-ness

By Adrienne

It’s been a long time…too long since I posted. But here’s why. I’ve been working on something big. Really big. Something I think is going to help change lives. It’s a brand new project called Domestic Diva and I’ve been oh-so-blessed to be able to partner with someone who follows the wise woman healer path. […]

Sep

19

Preserving the harvest (tips and a brand new e-course)

By Adrienne

If you are anything like me, you may have a tonne of tomatoes, chard and cabbage sitting in wait. More than one person can possibly eat. Winter’s coming. It’s definitely time to preserve. There are many ways to preserve the harvest though that go beyond a pressure cooker and hot water bath. I’m going to […]

Jun

28

Boston baked beans, rainbow slaw and camping

By Adrienne

Ahhh. Camping season is upon us. I say toss out the canned beans and wieners and try these two recipes instead…. (Real) Boston baked beans 2 c navy beans, soaked for 1-2 days in water and 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or whey 1 finely chopped medium onion 2 tsp coconut oil 1/3 […]

Jun

15

It’s a big year- the urban homestead plan

By Adrienne

Almost one year ago, I left my job in the corporate world in search of a more sustainable, fulfilling life. I didn’t know for sure what that would look like when I walked out of that downtown office tower and braved rush hour traffic for the last time. What I did know, was that it […]

May

20

May long discount on gardening workshop

By Adrienne

If you are anything like me, you are garden CRAZY right now! The warm weather, light rains and all the garden centres in full swing!!!!! If you want to brush up your gardening skills, (especially if you’re a relative newbie, like me) our upcoming ‘Kickstart your Veggie Garden’ workshop will be a great way to […]

May

13

Kickstart your veggie garden with this workshop!

By Adrienne

Join Mark and Paolo of Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Coop on Tuesday, May 31 and learn: -how to plan and plant an edible space -the benefits of raised vs traditional garden beds -techniques like square foot and vertical gardening -much more! If you’ve ever wanted to grow fresh, wholesome veggies this workshop will give you […]

May

2

When good milk goes bad…

By Adrienne

If you buy organic milk, you have probably felt like crying when it goes sour before you finish with it. Don’t despair though. Soured milk in many households just means that it’s time to bake! Sour milk also goes by the more palatable name of ‘clabbered milk’ or, more commonly, these days – buttermilk. In […]

Apr

13

Trusty rice pilaf and a dressing recipe

By Andrea

In this post, Andrea shares a couple of ’very easy, very dependable recipes.’ Of course, they’re kid-tested. Enjoy! Trusty Rice Pilaf 1 cup brown rice, barley, bulgur, quinoa (well rinsed) or naked oats 1 onion (or leek) chopped 2 cups water Olive oil Sea salt Saute chopped onion in olive oil until translucent.  Add grain and […]

Apr

11

Part 2: “Your kids are weird”

By Andrea

In Part 2 of ‘Your kids are Weird’, mother-of-two, Andrea Woytowich, shares her secrets to raising children with exceptional eating habits… Planning Eating well is a priority for us. I plan and prepare meals around our schedule. On some days there is time to prepare and cook a more complicated meal.  On other days, I […]