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When Ticks Come Out In Ontario

When do ticks first emerge in Ontario? Probably the most common tick in Ontario is the black-legged tick or deer tick. When these ticks emerge will depend on how cold the winter was and how warm the spring is. Obviously…

A Partial Solution to Dealing with the Covid19 Pandemic - CovidU

--This short story describes a method to help us all deal with Covid19-- The attempts to “flatten the curve” had helped, but the pain had been needlessly prolonged by the numerous me-centric, ignorant and/or inconsiderate individuals who felt that social…

One Cause of Sudden Onset Dementia or Mental Fog

Disclaimer - I am not a medical professional. It never ceases to amaze me some of the small tidbits of information that I've somehow missed as I meander through my life. This article describes one of those things - specifically…

Goodbye Habitant Pea Soup

It's been a tradition for decades. Fall comes, the weather in the northern hemisphere turns cold. We like to have a quick an easy lunch item around. For decades we've turned to Habitant Pea Soup. And there's always been the…

Bulk Wheat Berries For Sale In Canada stars

You've decided to live a more healthful life. One of the articles you've read says you should eat more whole grains. You look into flours and start to learn that most of the goodness is refined out of them. You…

Costco Cinnamon Contains a Toxic Substance stars

I watch out for potential health issues when I’m buying food. Suffice to say I have researched almost everything that my family consumes - at one point or another. And part of the reason for the research of course is…

Shrimp weight comparison with and without shells

What Percentage of a shrimp's weight is meat? To test this out, I purchased a 500g (approx 1.2 lbs) of size 16-20 headless, zipperback, frozen shrimp. After thawing them out, I weighed them: 492 grams. I then peeled them and…

Black Spaghetti

Black is the new spaghetti There's always something new coming out in the food world. This week 'black spaghetti' caught my eye. Black spaghetti, also known as Nero di Seppia, is made of durum wheat semolina and coloured with, wait…

Dear Mr. Christie. Quit ripping me off.

Triscuit crackers (plain or low-sodium) used to be a staple in my household, but no more. These basic crunchy squares were baked and not fried. Lower in sodium than most other crackers. Had a short and understandable ingredient list. And…

Black Widow in Ontario, Canada

In a large organic garden just north of Toronto, Canada you'll find most of the usual suspects – tomatoes, peppers, carrots, etc. As well in this typical garden, you'll find some lesser known plants, such as the “cukamelon” plant -…