We’re half way through the summer, and the August Civic long weekend is here!
We’ve had some great weather this year in Toronto, unpredictable at times, but for the most part, it’s been perfect for backyard grilling. If you are looking for a new bbq recipe to try this weekend, and the standard hot dogs and [...]
On my recent quest to get healthier I have been looking for realistic ways to reduce the amount of wheat (gluten) in mine and my family’s diet. I received a Quinoa recipe book for Christmas and have been testing a few recipes from it over the last couple of months. I came across one that I think [...]
It’s that time of year again! The sun is starting to shine, birds are chirping and of course, the rain is soon to come. Why not take advantage of one of those April Shower days and make the best of it? The kitchen is a great spot to hit first on the spring cleaning list. [...]
AyA has always been a green minded company and we are always looking for ways to be innovative with our green initiatives. One of the earliest and most interesting initiatives was teaming up with Gordie Warnoff from A Higher Plane. Since 2007 Gordie has taken AyA’s offcuts and created beautiful cutting boards, knife blocks, bowls [...]
JOIN THE LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT TO DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS. UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FARMER & CONSUMER HELPS MORE THAN JUST YOUR HEALTH
A great way to support your local farmers is by taking advantage of the various “Farmers Markets” that come to cities during the warmer seasons of the year. Many supermarkets [...]
Respect your mother! Mother Nature that is, and a week dedicated to her is just around the corner. Started in 1972 by the United Nations, Environment Week focuses on what we can do to help make our planet more beautiful and less toxic.
The week consists of theme days including Environment Day on June 8th to [...]
Saturday March 26th marks the 5th annual Earth Hour; a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund. Earth Hour begins at 8:30pm local time, and encourages everyone to shut down their power for one hour in awareness of climate change and the need to do something about it.
Historic monuments such as Toronto’s CN Tower, [...]
As spring is just around the corner, it’s time to finally open up those windows and get some fresh air into our homes.
With the kitchen being the heart of the home, we spend a lot of time here, and with food preparation and traffic, this is the biggest area for unwanted bacteria or health concerns. [...]
Here we are, two months into 2011. We are back in the habits of a regular work week, the holiday trimmings are packed away, the sight of snow is losing it’s appeal and our commitment to our resolutions is melting away faster than the pounds we had promised to shed! It seems those first few [...]