Home Made Yogurt? You betcha…


Why make homemade yogurt when we can buy it so readily and easily in such a wide variety of flavours? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Well for starters it’s a fermented food, meaning that it is super awesome for your digestive system because it contains live probiotic bacteria  (you know it’s all the rage) that will [Read More]

Noly Cookies – AKA Homemade Granola Cookies

Noly Cookies are not only healthy but the are also a great environmental alternative to packaged granola treats. All natural ingredients and no excess packaging to dispose of. You will always feel good about serving these to your family.

  What do you get when you cross a cookie and a granola bar? Noly Cookies (name credit to our 2 year old)…that’s what. What the heck is a Noly (rhymes with holy) cookie you ask. Well…we love making home-made granola bars and  home made cookies. They’re wholesome – you control the ingredients, it gets [Read More]

Project: Maple Syrup – Stage One, The Tap.


I don’t know about the rest of you but I didn’t grow up with chemical laden table syrup as a staple pancake topping. I have always had the fortune of enjoying pure ontario maple syrup. My Nan purchased large containers of this every year and my parents would always get in on the order. Sure [Read More]

Why you should avoid packaged laundry detergent and how to make your own


  So let me ask you…do you wash your clothes? I’m guessing the answer is yes…if your answer is no then I think we should be having a different conversation. So now let me ask you…have you ever thought of making your own? I hear what you’re thinking right now and believe me…if you tried [Read More]

Clean Without Chemicals – Citrus Cleaner


Did you know that many people spend 90% of their time indoors and that indoor pollution can be anywhere between 2 – 100% more polluted than outdoor air? Think about all of the chemicals being used in your home…toilet cleaners, glass cleaners, floor cleaners, air fresheners, furniture fresheners, oven cleaners, all purpose cleaners and on [Read More]

Home-Made Shaving Cream


For the last couple of years I have been trying to make whatever items I can instead of buying them and perpetuating the cycle of waste, toxins and quite frankly the spending of our hard earned dollars. Regular shaving cream is full of undesirable ‘stuff’ like parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, propolene glycol [Read More]