Category: Health and nutrition

October 4, 2011 I have been told that once you eat five or six olives, you become addicted. That is true. I used to avoid eating olives. I’m not sure why, but I automatically said, “I don’t like olives,” whenever I was offered any. I would pick them out of my Greek Salad. And, if […]

September 25, 2011 I stayed up late last night preparing samples of the new Flax Snack Bar that my friend and I created together. I had spent a few hours over at her place the night before. We created quite the mess in the kitchen experimenting with different variations of the recipes in her book, […]

September 23, 2011 I spent the evening with a friend, Victoria Laine, experimenting with different combinations of flaxseed, nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate. Victoria is a nutritionist and was willing to help me discover more ways to integrate flaxseed into the daily diet. I was also entertained by Victoria’s stories of her recipe creation days. […]

September 14, 2011 I am having a crash course in the benefits of flaxseed. Whole seed versus ground seed versus oil. Golden seed versus brown. I thought I knew a lot about flaxseed before. As is usually the case, I am finding out that there is so much more to learn. Flaxseed really is a […]

September 11, 2011 I spent another great day at the farmer’s market. This time I was at the Callingwood Farmer’s Market in the southwest area of Edmonton. I did not have a lot of people at my stall. I was at the end of the line and not many people bothered to walk all the […]

September 7, 2011 I did not want to go for my run today. My friend had to convince me that it would not be too hot. It was around 30o Celsius. It was definitely too hot. But we were going to run on the ravine trails. And I believed her when she said it would […]

September 3, 2011 Today I worked my first St. Albert Farmer’s Market. I love the atmosphere of the farmer’s markets, and I was happy to be a productive part of it. My three teens integrated themselves into the scene as well. They were able to deal with most of the customers’ questions and needs. My […]