Our Proud Producers: Dr.Bonner’s Magic Soap

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Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps are the number one selling brand of natural bar and liquid soaps in the U.S., certified fair trade and organic. The popularity of these products grew naturally and organically, as it were, through word of mouth, taking a few generations to spread from its humble beginnings, to hippie counter-culture to achieving mainstream success; from the road not travelled to life in the fast lane. Continue »



Is Pasta Evil?

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I recently got an email from Barilla that included some summery pasta recipes created by their nutritionist Andrea Holwegner. I’ve been avoiding pasta lately and it seems like everyone I know is as well. I haven’t been avoiding it for any factual reasons though, just this sort of rumour cloud that if I eat a single noodle I’ll become obese. I decided to interview Holwegner and get some straight facts from a nutritionist about pasta. Admittedly, she’s in the employ of a pasta maker, but Barilla is the number one store bought pasta in Italy and pasta has been around for a long long time, so let’s give her a chance and see what she has to say. Continue »



Oil 101 – Almond Oil

 

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One of the health bonuses  of eating meat and fish is they are a good source of fats and oils, but we all know that there are a numerous fruit, nut and vegetable oils available to all of us that will add nutrition, flavor and pizzaz to  the most ascetic of diets. Continue »



Coming Up This April

 

Here’s a round up of a bunch of fun events coming to Toronto this month. Time to shake off the cabin fever and get out in the world to enjoy our chilly spring weather and some of these fun festivals and shows. Continue »



Interview with a Beekeeper

On Saturday, February 2nd The Toronto Beekeepers Co-op (TBC) will conduct an educational day of urban beekeeping at Foodshare in the former Brockton Academy Building on Croatia Street.

Designed for beginners, this is Beekeeping 101 and will examine all you ever wanted to know about beekeeping but were afraid to ask:  how to create bee friendly gardens; interactive hive and equipment demonstrations; bee biology and lifecycles; hive management and apitherapy – the use of bee products in medicinal healing- are some of the topics that will be covered. Continue »