In-Store Demos: April 25-26th, 2015

  • Nanny Hudson's Homestyle Ketchup »

    April 26th, 11-4pm

    The fresh tangy taste of Nanny Hudson’s Homestyle Ketchup is so versatile, it can be used as an ingredient in recipes to enhance the taste of meat dishes like meatloaf or as a condiment for those well-loved comfort foods like egg, grilled cheese, stews and casseroles.

    The fresh tangy taste of Nanny Hudson’s Homestyle Ketchup is so versatile, it can be used as an ingredient in recipes to enhance the taste of meat dishes like meatloaf or as a condiment for those well-loved comfort foods like egg, grilled cheese, stews and casseroles.


Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

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Unless you have a nut allergy , you should probably be eating more of them. Dieticians and nutritionists everywhere are almost unanimous in extolling the virtues of the Mediterranean Diet, promoting fruits, vegetables, legumes and pulses (like beans and lentils) whole grains and nuts, suggesting that these foods should be a regular part of your everyday diet, while limiting amounts of dairy and meat.

Many of us do go out of our way to ensure that we get enough fruit and vegetables in our quotidian meal plan, and foods high in whole grains are a relatively easy sell and buy- you can even drink your whole grains !

But we often overlook nuts when it comes to adding this delicious, readily available source of unsaturated fats,  protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre to our diet.

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The Incredible Mister Flax

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Is flax the most amazing, wonderful and most useful plant of all time? The answer to that is a resounding “yes.” Let’s look at some of the incredible attributes of this most versatile plant and examine some astounding ways that this little plant with the pretty blue flowers has influenced humankind, our diet, our health, how it has clothed us and housed us and influenced our development for 30,000 years. Continue »



Snowdrops Start Off A New Garden Season

snowdrops in bloom

Snowdrops are always the first to emerge. Galanthus elwesii. Crocus shoots are showing green tips.

With above zero temps and rain instead of snow, it’s safe to believe it’s spring. Although we had some well-past-their-welcome snowflakes in early April—causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth from gardeners—the growing season is now upon us and can only get better from here on in.

A new garden season always gets the blood pumping in a gardener’s veins. Now, it’s daily checking to see what’s popping up, scanning for green shoots—any green shoots!

Spring bulbs are the first shoots we spy, and snowdrops show their faces first. The large flowered variety, Galanthus elwesii, are the best in my garden: they pack a bigger punch, even in a small group. I’d love to have a huge swath of snowdrops, but in my tough, sandy garden full of competitive Norway maple tree roots, I am lucky to see a few snowdrops here and there. To behold a real flower emerging from the soil, after the winter we’ve had is an exquisite thrill. Plus it’s good exercise to bend low—in the case of snowdrops, very low—in order to see the delicate flowers close up. Consider it your gardener’s spring warm up?

 

 



In-Store Demos: April 11-12, 2015

  • Habitation Essentials »

    Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12th, 10-4pm

    habitation essentials is a line of premium hand-crafted household cleansers. Replace 18 common household products with just two highly effective ones. And with our convenient and economical re-fill system you will clean faster, more safely & get better results than ever before.

    habitation essentials is a line of premium hand-crafted household cleansers. Replace 18 common household products with just two highly effective ones. And with our convenient and economical re-fill system you will clean faster, more safely & get better results than ever before.