Oil pulling, coconuts & Diwali

As I sat across from my naturopath a few weeks ago, I finally remembered to ask, “what do you know about oil pulling?” Her honest reply? “You know, that’s the second time in two weeks that I’ve heard of it and I know very little about it.” We agreed that …

Fat Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras. Fastnacht. …or as it was always called in our house, Pancake Day. Based on that, you can tell that we weren’t a very religious clan so this day’s only significance was my British-born mother’s insistence that her family observe the long-standing tradition of eating breakfast for …

Foodie Penpals – November 2012

This November was my second time participating in the Foodie Penpals exchange put on by The Lean Green Bean. Last month, Laura reported on the package I’d sent to her. I’d chosen a Halloween theme and packed her box with treats for her and her family. This month, I sent …

nourish

sometimes something very teeny tiny appears to be the greatest gift of all. while, in this case, it’s something as simple as a tweeted link, it shows thoughtfulness, caring and an interest in sharing. it wasn’t much, but it meant a lot to me. while he may have got it …

one in a million

like a million kids around the globe, i was lucky to find a shiny red bike under the tree yesterday. i’ve been thrilled with it since the moment i laid eyes on it. it’s funky and cool and is bound to be the centerpiece for some super fun times in …

candy cane cupcakes

what better thing to do on the sunday before christmas but bake? i love candy canes. so a month ago, almost to the date, i experimented with my idea for bringing the candy cake and uniting it with the cupcake. perfection, am i right? it worked out pretty well and response from …

i have a little ache in my essence

i was in a rather chatty mood at my appointment with my naturopath yesterday. you should know that i looooooooove my naturopath. as i lay there on the table, needles stuck in toes to knee, wrists and belly, i tossed random comments and questions out to the room. what do …