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5 Creative, Original Ways to Reconnect with Nature for People of All Ages

5 Creative, Original Ways to Reconnect with Nature

Have you heard the term Nature Deficit Disorder before? Coined in 2005 by Richard Louv, Nature Deficit Disorder described the effects of a lack of access or contact with Nature on people, and particularly children. Research since then has identified connections between time in Nature and improved problem-solving skills, self-esteem, mental health, and motivation. All […]

No Time to Waste? Try this Quick, Creamy Vegetarian Green Tomato Curry

Green Tomato Lentil Curry

When it’s 5 p.m., and I’m only just then starting to think about what I’ll be eating for dinner in a mere hour or so, this is a typical meatless meal that I make. I love quick curries and stir-fries, which are often just a mishmash of whatever vegetables I happen to have in the […]

How to Plant Garlic (with a small yard or a big one!)

Many people take it at the first sign of a cold or flu. Me? I like it because of its taste (and because it wards off vampires!) This time of year, when the weather is seesawing between late fall and early winter temperatures (and the sometimes crazy weather that falls in between – like sunny […]

How to Grow Fresh Superfood Sprouts… in the middle of winter for just pennies and a few minutes a day

Fresh sprouting seeds

I’m aware that the headline of this post reads like a direct marketing piece but it’s really not. Which is exactly why you should keep reading because fresh sprouts seem nearly too good to be true! In winter, one of my favourite ways to enjoy fresh superfood greens is to grow my own sprouts. They […]