an ode to my CSA

This is the second year that I have supported a CSA (community supported agriculture) and it is one of my favourite things to do in the summer. We ended up doing a different CSA this year than last year, due to the farm stopping their CSA program, but I have really enjoyed the ability to…

zero waste in the kitchen

The kitchen is a place that we spend a lot of our time and also a place that can create a lot of waste. Some of this waste should be headed straight to the compost from your food scraps, but a lot of packaging, plastic, and containers can make their way in (and out) of…

a week of eating – how I use my weekly veggie box

In my efforts to shop more locally and also to reduce waste and get more veggies into my diet, I started getting a local CSA (or community sourced agriculture) box from a farm called Crisp Organics. Every week we get a box full of fresh veggies (and sometimes fruit) and I love knowing exactly where…

declutter with me: pantry and fridge

Last month we took a look at the kitchen and decluttered many small appliances and utensils and cleared out a lot of room in drawers and cabinets. This month we are sticking with the kitchen but moving on to more consumable items that are stored in the pantry as well as the fridge and freezer….

changing up my eating habits

This January I have made some major lifestyle changes, specifically in terms of food. Together with my husband I gave up for the month: Candy Chocolate Baked Goods Ice Cream AND Meat Now in general I eat pretty healthy. I love fruits and vegetables and my meals are mostly balanced, but I do have a…

how i meal plan

When life is getting crazy and I don’t feel like I have any moments for anything (see more in my post from last week about feeling burnt out) one thing that really helps is having a plan for dinner. Due to our schedules my husband cooks most weekdays as I don’t get in the door…

buying in bulk

A lot of waste happens in the kitchen. This waste can take many forms; from packaging to food that has gone bad and needs to be thrown away and these are things that can both be lessened by buying in bulk. Now buying in bulk is something that is really growing in popularity in both…

how I learned to love cooking

Growing up I never cooked. Time and time again my mom would try to get me in the kitchen to make dinner for the family and while I did when I had to, I never volunteered or really enjoyed doing it (sorry mom!). When I moved out and got married however I suddenly became the…