January 2012


I hate writing bad reviews. Especially about places that I’ve been really looking forward to trying. Boneta had been on my list for a while. I should’ve taken Alexandra Gill’s very recent negative review as a sign to go elsewhere. But it was Dine Out, I had already made the reservation, and I had my heart set on trying it. And after all, the menu sounded terrific. Well, at least I tried it. And at least it was Dine Out pricing. Keep reading…


Photo by brianna.lehman

If something’s featured in the New York Times, you know it’s made it as a trend. In restaurants across North America, eating with your hands is not only gaining acceptance, it’s actually being encouraged. I’m certain that people from cultures where eating with your hands is the way of life must think we’re crazy for even considering this a “trend.” After all, what could be more natural, more primal? But of course, to the average North American, eating without utensils is novel, if not downright adventurous. Here are 5 reasons to get your hands dirty:

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Tooth Soap Review

January 25, 2012


I’ve been playing around for a while with which toothpaste to use. At first I used a fluoride-free and SLS-free toothpaste by JASON. I then experimented with not using any paste at all. Even some dentists say that all you need to clean your teeth is the mechanical action of the toothbrush, and that the toothpaste is just there to make tooth brushing a more pleasant experience. Although I love the concept of ditching toothpaste, my teeth didn’t feel or look clean. So it was back to the natural toothpaste.

I wasn’t, however, able to find a toothpaste that didn’t have glycerin. Glycerin is said to coat your teeth, thereby stopping the natural re-mineralization process. So I decided to try Tooth Soap, which I had been curious about for a while. I’ve been using it for almost a month now, and I’m quite happy with it.

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Picture from Pig Squash Press

“EMF Pollution… the New Tobacco?” – Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body – Primal Mind

Smart meters have been making their way into BC for the last several months, and are scheduled to complete at the end of 2012. If this were about the stupidity of smart meters, well, let’s just say it would be a long post. There’s enough on the internet about why smart meters should never have been allowed and all the health complaints people have had about them. Yes, complaints meaning problems people have had after they’ve been installed, not just concerns prior to installation. But I digress. Instead, this post is meant to empower – there’s some good resources out there for BC residents who are opposed to Smart Meters. The best resource by far is Citizens for Safe Technology, who have put together a “Smart Meter Action Kit.” Here’s a summary of what you can do to stop Smart Meters: Keep reading…


Batch Cooking (Jan. 22/12)

January 23, 2012


This week’s batch cooking was pretty simple – tarragon chicken salad for lunch, and steak & eggs for dinner (grilled fresh each night). Also made a batch of beef broth to sip on.