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 [...]
Year after year this upcoming Hallmark Holiday presents more of a creative challenge than the last. We keep on trying for a bigger surprise, a flashier card, a more elaborate meal and an even more extravagant evening. We get so caught up in topping years past that we often forget it is the little things [...]
I know this sounds ridiculous, but you’d be surprised how many of us forget to breathe!
We literally cut off our breath and as a result take in way less than normal amounts of oxygen. Oxygen is food for the brain, and nourishes every organ, cell and fibre of our being. Stress and living in our [...]