I am having a hard time thinking of Thanksgiving right now – due to the crazy dump of snow we got here in YYC over the weekend. But today is officially October 1, and in Canada that means Thanksgiving is quickly upon us. Danni and I know that if this “back to school” season you were seeing kids off to high school or uni, you most likely have your Thanksgiving menu rattling around in your head. You don’t really need our help with the perfect pie recipe or a”how-to” on gravy. (Although if you need a little inspiration check out last year’s Thanksgiving fun) BUT what about wine?
Creating a list of “Top 10 Reads” is always tricky – especially for summer. For some reason, summer always brings out the worst in my book choices. I think it harkens back to my years spent in school. I spent so much time reading “good” literature, and at many times, books that were really a slog. So when summer hit, I broke out the Danielle Steele. Well, not quite, but I really preferred the stereotypical, mindless beach read. It was fun, I could put it down at any time and it didn’t involve much brain power. Never fear, this list does not have Danielle Steele on it, but it might have one or two beach reads you can take to the lake. Danni and I have each contributed five books we love, or are sitting on our nightstand waiting for us. Here is our list of top 10 reads to check out this summer. You might just find a little something you like.
April is Earth Month and that gets us all thinking on how we can help the keep the earth healthy for many more generations to come. We can do that by using the three R’s…Reuse, Recycle and Reduce. I know we have all done our best by recycling with the help of curbside pick up that is now offered by our local municipalities. We try to be more mindful to reuse as many things over again, rather then run out and buy new items. But today we are going to focus on reducing by providing some of our favourite hacks on reducing food waste in the home.
DID YOU KNOW..?
58% of all food in Canada is either lost, wasted or thrown away
Annually this accounts for $1700 per year per household
When we throw food into the landfill, it creates a methane gas which is actually more damaging to our environment than carbon dioxide
So here are some hacks. Try one every month to help reduce your food waste.