Category Archives: Local

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

Going Wild

…as in…wild animals! For readers “not from around here,” I thought I would sum up all the animals you might see in Nova Scotia, common or rare. The number is limited, so there’s no need to leave any out! I

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

In and Out of March

… A Teen Ritual, A Retro Pastime and Cheap Local Eats … So, I had an odd number of ear piercings; no big deal. I had the requisite single pair of ear piercings when I was 13, then added a

July: It’s a Wrap!

July was a good one! I was busy enough to forget all about the house painting. I ignored the closet under the stairs (the catch-all) and didn’t put anything back on the walls except my robot collection. Eventually it will

July: It’s a Wrap!

July was a good one! I was busy enough to forget all about the house painting. I ignored the closet under the stairs (the catch-all) and didn’t put anything back on the walls except my robot collection. Eventually it will

What I Don’t Have

As I continue with my very lengthy home inventory project, I am recording the things I own, and giving some thought to things I don’t own. I started wondering – what is in a typical household, and how is mine

What I Don’t Have

As I continue with my very lengthy home inventory project, I am recording the things I own, and giving some thought to things I don’t own. I started wondering – what is in a typical household, and how is mine

Down East

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If your cruise ship docks in Halifax on a sunny July morning, as they often do, I’d meet you in the early-to-mid  morning at the Seaport Farmer’s Market. Like most downtown farmers’ markets, it

Down East

I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If your cruise ship docks in Halifax on a sunny July morning, as they often do, I’d meet you in the early-to-mid  morning at the Seaport Farmer’s Market. Like most downtown farmers’ markets, it

Where I Live

Most of you know I live on Canada’s East Coast, but not everyone is familiar with what it’s like to be a Maritimer, so I thought I would write this for my further-away readers. Last year I created a website

Where I Live

Most of you know I live on Canada’s East Coast, but not everyone is familiar with what it’s like to be a Maritimer, so I thought I would write this for my further-away readers. Last year I created a website

The Locavore’s Dilemma

I’ve always had questions about the local food movement. I’ve been trying to eat local for several years now. I changed my ways in two stages: first, I stopped eating most processed foods, and then I tried switching to more

The Locavore’s Dilemma

I’ve always had questions about the local food movement. I’ve been trying to eat local for several years now. I changed my ways in two stages: first, I stopped eating most processed foods, and then I tried switching to more

Be Prepared – Suburban Edition

A few months ago I posted about preparing for storms and power outages. This was instilled in me because (a.) my dad is a safety officer, and (b.) I grew up in a less-developed area where more self-sufficiency was needed.

Be Prepared – Suburban Edition

A few months ago I posted about preparing for storms and power outages. This was instilled in me because (a.) my dad is a safety officer, and (b.) I grew up in a less-developed area where more self-sufficiency was needed.

Garbage Without the Yuck

My city (Halifax) has an excellent program for garbage pick-up, recycling and composting. They say that 60% of all solid waste is diverted from landfills through the program. The basics are: Residences have garbage pickup every 2 weeks. All food

Garbage Without the Yuck

My city (Halifax) has an excellent program for garbage pick-up, recycling and composting. They say that 60% of all solid waste is diverted from landfills through the program. The basics are: Residences have garbage pickup every 2 weeks. All food

Local Food Spot Check

Tonight I decided to see how much food in my house right now is local, regional or even from my own country. This was a spur-of-the-moment decision so I had no chance to prepare to be virtuous! I am providing

Local Food Spot Check

Tonight I decided to see how much food in my house right now is local, regional or even from my own country. This was a spur-of-the-moment decision so I had no chance to prepare to be virtuous! I am providing