It is said that every dog has its day. But, sorry Rover, not today; today is World Turtle Day! You may be asking yourself, “Do we really need a World Turtle Day?” Well, if you care about the environment, and if you think that humans have a responsibility to treat this planet and its creatures with as much care as possible, if you believe that we should ensure that the world we leave our children is in as good shape as the one our parents left us, then yes, we need a World Turtle Day. Continue »
When it comes to tortillas, aficionados are divided into two distinct camps: flour or corn. Most often a single household will have to have both types of tortillas on hand, literally, to keep the peace. While both flour and corn tortillas are great, the biggest problem with corn tortillas is they tend to be dry, or once the package is opened, they get stale rather quickly if not used up right away. And sadly, they are often slightly stiff, or torn even when the package is just opened. It’s practically impossible to buy them in packages less than ten, and are prone to break when you are trying to fold them. In general, mass produced corn tortillas are a little bit of a let down. Continue »
Roasted Beet and Tahini Dip
In our most recent series we are having a look at the cuisine from the Middle East, specifically Syria. And one of the first things we notice is that there a few ingredients that pop up quite often, so we should get to know them, how to access them or prepare them and have them handy. Za’atar, preserved lemons, and sesame oil feature prominently in the culinary traditions of Syria, and today we are examining another must-have ingredient; tahini. Continue »
Calling all expectant mothers, significant others and their friends and families! This Sunday, May 15, The Wychwood Barns on Christie Street is hosting The Bump to Baby Show, a day long event that lets you know what to expect when you’re expecting. The brainchild of Dr. Rachel Schwartzman N.D & Mira Heitz E.C.E, the event will focus on and present products, services, apparel, nutrition and health, wellness and fitness options, and much more.