Category Archives: Nova Scotia

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

10 Things I Hate About Winter

I have a love/hate relationship with winter. But having winter is better than the alternative – not having it! Here’s my list of pros and cons. 10 Things I Hate About Winter Dark before 5 p.m. Having to idle the

10 Things I Hate About Winter

I have a love/hate relationship with winter. But having winter is better than the alternative – not having it! Here’s my list of pros and cons. 10 Things I Hate About Winter Dark before 5 p.m. Having to idle the

Weather We Won’t Get

Weather around here has been distinctly unseasonable. Well into December, today brought a fine rain and a temperature of +8 C (about 46 F). The average December high temperature is +2 C, and we get snow flurries, although snow usually

Weather We Won’t Get

Weather around here has been distinctly unseasonable. Well into December, today brought a fine rain and a temperature of +8 C (about 46 F). The average December high temperature is +2 C, and we get snow flurries, although snow usually

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

I Have NDD

I have to face it. I have NDD. That would be Nature Deficit Disorder. Although I jest, I have seriously not spent any time in the real outdoors in several years. I go for walks here in the suburbs, I

I Have NDD

I have to face it. I have NDD. That would be Nature Deficit Disorder. Although I jest, I have seriously not spent any time in the real outdoors in several years. I go for walks here in the suburbs, I

2012 Goal Update: Month 7

Here’s how I fared on my 2012 goals in July! Kulture – Concerts On Canada Day, Rom and I went for a stroll at Fisherman’s Wharf in the hot sun, on a weathered boardwalk over the dune grass. You could

2012 Goal Update: Month 7

Here’s how I fared on my 2012 goals in July! Kulture – Concerts On Canada Day, Rom and I went for a stroll at Fisherman’s Wharf in the hot sun, on a weathered boardwalk over the dune grass. You could

Grocery Grand Tally, Half Year Report!

As promised, I have put together a report on all of my grocery spending and purchases for the first half of the year. Let’s see what conclusions can be drawn! First of all, for 2 adults, we spent $2813.73 on

Grocery Grand Tally, Half Year Report!

As promised, I have put together a report on all of my grocery spending and purchases for the first half of the year. Let’s see what conclusions can be drawn! First of all, for 2 adults, we spent $2813.73 on

Canada’s National Cuisine

Canada Day is nearly upon us (July 1) so my thoughts have turned to all-Canadian food. Visitors from other countries usually ask us which foods we consider uniquely Canadian, or whether there is such a thing as Canadian cuisine. The

Canada’s National Cuisine

Canada Day is nearly upon us (July 1) so my thoughts have turned to all-Canadian food. Visitors from other countries usually ask us which foods we consider uniquely Canadian, or whether there is such a thing as Canadian cuisine. The

Why I’m in the Suburbs

I didn’t always live in the suburbs. I started life on a quiet city street, and my family moved out of town when I was 7. We lived in a community that was comprised of houses lining both sides of

Why I’m in the Suburbs

I didn’t always live in the suburbs. I started life on a quiet city street, and my family moved out of town when I was 7. We lived in a community that was comprised of houses lining both sides of

2012 Goal Update: Month 4

First things first…entertainment! I said I wouldn’t do repeats this year. I wanted to see live shows by bands I hadn’t seen before. I broke this rule already by going to see Sarah Slean for the second time in 4

2012 Goal Update: Month 4

First things first…entertainment! I said I wouldn’t do repeats this year. I wanted to see live shows by bands I hadn’t seen before. I broke this rule already by going to see Sarah Slean for the second time in 4