It’s ironic that a day that brings light to environmental issues is being celebrated with consumption, but there are ways to mitigate your footprint while indulging in your beverage. It’s also a nice reminder that you can bring your reusable mug into most coffee shops and receive money off your purchase on any day, not just Earth Day. At Starbucks, you save 10 cents when you do this.
Because I like caffeine and I love free (along with 1.2 million of you), I’ll be bringing my carafe, erm, reusable coffee mug to Starbucks that day.
Earth: you rock!
Wait, that’s not right.
Let’s try: Earth, you’re such a gas(eous entity)! Now I can’t be accused of scientific inaccuracy…just terrible attempts at writing “jokes.”
See you over coffee!
- Anh Chu
At the risk of sounding crass and alienating some of you, truth is, my friends and I came up with the idea for “boob juice” months ago. It was an idea which was never meant to see the light of day unless my writing career died and I really needed the money, which this boob juice empire would generate a copious amount of, obviously.
Unbelievably, someone has actually gone to the lengths to make ice cream using, you guessed it, breast milk! Being sold in London’s trendy Covent Garden, this gimmicky dessert is called the “Baby Gaga.” Creator Matt O’Connor calls the 14 pound sterling (23 dollars!) treat “organic, free-range and totally natural.” Read More
Celiacs have a tough go of things. More than just an allergy or unfavourable reaction to gluten, it is a chronic autoimmune disease with real, sometimes severe reactions (fatigue, diarrhea, malnutrition, etc.). While gluten-intolerance sounds innocuous, gluten is found in everything from soy sauce to beer, as well as the obvious such as flours and processed foods.
Gluten-free cooking is essential to living a healthy life. Chef Judy Wood of Meez Fast Cuisine is holding a gluten-free gourmet cooking class on October 17th. Check it out and register. If you miss it this go-round, be sure to let her know so that future classes can be set up.
Happy gluten-free eating!
From September 20th until September 26th, buy a “smile” cookie from participating Tim Horton’s for $1 plus tax and your purchase will help a local charity, hospital or community.
In Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere and Cochrane, all the proceeds will go towards the Calgary Health Trust, which will be using the money to benefit Calgary’s three neonatal intensive care units. One dollar is a small amount individually, yet it can add up quickly if we all participate.
If you’re already a Tim Horton’s regular, picking up a smile cookie should be easy-peasy.
The program began in 1996 as a fundraiser for the Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario and has grown to be a major fundraiser all over North America. If you’re not in Calgary and area, find out where your $1 purchase will help out.
Please help spread the word, and smiles.
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Justin Leboe, formerly of Rush, (the restaurant that makes it’s own water), and touted as one of Calgary’s best Chefs by his peers, is starting his own restaurant. Details forthcoming.
Nicholas Yee of The Holy Grill is starting a year-round, all-natural hotdog stand, likely to be stationed outside of Mountain Equipment Co-op. If anyone can make this work it’s Nicholas and his brother Johnathan. Hot dogs in -30 degrees? At least something will be warm.
Last night was NOtaBLE‘s grand opening, the culmination of Michael Noble’s 30-year career. There were tears and emotional moments where I felt like I had crashed a wedding. There was also an open-flame rotisserie with at least a dozen chickens being roasted to perfection (you’ll want to sit here in the winter, but something tells me you’ll have to book it way in advance). Apparently this chicken is also used in their house-made ravioli. The food? Lip smacking good and I can’t wait to go back. Stay tuned for a detailed post.
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