Friday, April 29, 2011

Cath Kidston Red & Blue London Heart Locket Necklace

Heart locket by Cath Kidston

Union Jack design and side hinge to locket

Slim chain with antique brass finish

Image 4 of Cath Kidston Red

Love it!

Somaearth @ Green Expo in Peterborough

Saturday April 30 Green Expo, Peterborough

Come and meet me in person at my booth for the day!

10 am - 6 pm  Adults: $7 Children 12 and Under: Free
Family Rate (two adults/two youth 13-17): $20
At The Evinrude Centre
911 Monaghan Road
~140 km northeast of Toronto (an easy 90-minute drive)

I will be participating in the Green Expo in Peterborough on April 30 for the day, exhibiting my work. If you live near by, this would be a good opportunity to meet me and talk to me about any questions you might have about natural building. There will be a number of other interesting people there with tables, like Tina Therrien of Camel's Back Construction, or Stephen Collette of Your Healthy House........

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Finally, a candy fit for a princess is now available in Canada! With recent reports from the UK confirming that HARIBO products are a favourite of princess-to-be Kate Middleton, royalists across the country are clamouring for the gummy treats.

According to The Daily Mail, Middleton stops in to pick up favoured HARIBO brands Starmix and Tangfastics from her local shop twice a week making the low-fat treats a must have indulgence in her pre-wedding diet. Now available in retail outlets across Canada, the candies are the perfect pleasure to enjoy while watching the Royal Wedding.
Haribo Gummi Candy Gold-Bears, 5-Pound BagHaribo Gummi Candy Gold-Bears, 5-Pound Bag

“We are so proud to be able to bring this European favourite into the Canadian marketplace,” says John Hufsky, owner of Husky Food Importers & Distributors, “HARIBO prides itself on the high quality of its products and we are glad that the Royal couple enjoy these sweet treats as much as we do.”
In 1922 Hans Riegel laid the first foundation for HARIBO by creating the world’s first gummi bear, since then HARIBO confectionaries has become the leading brand of gummy candies in the UK and around the world. HARIBO Starmix is fantastic medley of gummy rings, fried eggs, hearts, bears, and cola bottles while Tangfastics are fizzy sour fruit flavour and sweet foam gums fantastically topped with sugar and unique shapes including cola bottles, cherries, bears, and lizards. HARIBO candies are now available in large variety of flavours in over 100 countries worldwide.

Kate Middleton’s preferred treats, along with other HARIBO products can be found in the following stores across Canada:
· Shoppers Drug Mart, Blockbuster and independently owned fine food stores across Canada
· Sobeys Urban Fresh (Toronto)
· London Drugs, Overwaitea, H.Y. Louie, IGA, Choices, Thrifty Foods (Western Canada)

Husky Food Importers & Distributors began operations in 1967 when Werner Hufsky, its founder, had a vision that he would import and distribute quality European food and confectionary products for the Canadian European Ethnic Market. In the early 1990’s Werner’s two sons Gordon & John continued what their father had established. Husky Foods now offers warehousing, logistics and sales with offices and distribution centers across Canada including British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and The Maritimes. Husky Foods participates in all channels of distribution. Our diverse and high profile list of brands takes us to different channels across the country. We are committed to the brands we represent and strive to establish strong relationships and solid partnerships.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cascades Adirondack Chair

NEW OUTDOOR DECOR PRODUCT: 100% recycled plastic outdoor furniture from Canadian company Cascades
Adirondack Chair

Made of 100% recycled plastic, the Adirondack chair from the Cascades Urbain DesignMC series is perfect for spending evenings with family or friends around a fireplace, or simply soaking up some summer sun! It also boasts an ergonomic design for an extremely comfortable fit.

A fantastic accessory for the back yard, patio deck or cottage, this chair is built tough to withstand all of our Canadian seasons. Available in olive green, walnut or sand ($340 and $20 for shipping).

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Enjoy National Blueberry Pie Day With a Yummy Slice and Sweet Advice

National Blueberry Pie Day is celebrated annually on April 28th, and Driscoll's, grower of only the finest berries, is making sure pie lovers have access to everything they need to make this day memorable. From pie tips offered by the nation's leading bakers to contests and coupons, Driscoll's will ensure an unforgettable experience.

On April 27th from 7 PM - 8 PM, acclaimed cookbook author and Bon Appetit contributing editor Dede Wilson will host a live chat on the Driscoll's Facebook page ( Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a contest where five lucky winners will receive a Wilton pie pan, a copy of Ms. Wilson's Unforgettable Desserts and Driscoll's coupons.

Monday, April 25, 2011

everydayliving recommended: Jeff Argue Landscaping

Muskoka Chairs - Available colors - Backyard Vacations - Toronto ...Backyard Vacations - Muskoka Chairs -  Colours - Toronto - Muskoka - GTA - Barrie - Midland. -

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King-Texas Blues Greats who backed SRV

Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King

May 12 Perth Studio Theatre (tickets please 613-485-6434), May 13 Regent Theatre Picton (tickets phone 877-411-4761) and May 14th Legion Hall, Orr Street, Cobourg (Tickets at Victoria Hall Box Office 905-372-2210).
With Texas Blues Legends Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King, it's like getting 2 greats for the price of one and as the name says, Joe is a Smokin' guitar player. Over the years they have gigged regularly with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Freddie King, BB King among others. This will be an evening of smokin' Texas Road House Blues

"Powerful, hard-nosed, authentic roadhouse blues...Punchy Texas shuffles, fierce boogies, tough slow blues and mighty fine roots rock" – Living Blues

"Kubek is one of the fiercest electric guitarists currently plugged in." - Billboard

Upcoming shows - Larry McCray (Powerhouse guitarist and vocalist from Arkansas) Gordon Best Theatre Peterborough June 3 (tickets at Moondance phone 705-742-9425). John Primer (guitarist for Muddy, Wolf, Willie Dixon) July 15 Wilno Tavern, 16 Tweedsmiur Tavern, Tweed. Johnny Winter August 5th Picton Regent Theatre. John Mayall November 27 Cobourg Victoria Hall, November 28 Market Hall Peterborough. All shows 8pm.

Other shows of note
The Jimmy Bowskill Band "Take a Ride Tour" - May 11, 2011 Algonquin Theatre Contact Huntsville Phone: 705-789-4975, May 12 Uxbridge Music Hall tickets 905-852-4282, May 13 Market Hall Peterborough, May 28 Knox Church

Stratford, tickets (519) 271-0373. All shows 8 pm.
JACK DEKEYZER 2 Juno Awards, 7 Maple Blues Awards including a lifetime achievement award. Truly a blues legend and one of the finest blues guitarists in the world. OPENING ACT AL WOOD AND THE WOODSMEN OPENING, OPENING ACT - MOJO SHOOTER KBS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Saturday May 7,Confederation Place Hotel Doors Open 7:00 PM. Tickets $20 KBS Members $25 Non Members available now by calling 613 384-8168

There’s going to be a Silent Auction Table with lots of great items to bid on, there is going to be door prizes, raffles, party favors , special contests and more.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Safety Tips

Health and Safety Watch wants to ensure that Canadians have a happy and healthy Easter holiday. The organization is reminding everyone that eggs must be stored, prepared and handled properly to prevent cross contamination, the growth of bacteria and food-borne illness. Many don't realize that due to their porous nature eggs are susceptable to bacteria like Salmonella. So, while the eggs you decorated may look good enough to eat, it is not safe to consume hard-boiled eggs left out at room temperature. HSW has outlined important steps to follow if you want to re-use them:
•Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling any eggs.

•Clean and sanitize your work area before and after working with your Easter eggs. Clean food contact surfaces with warm water and a detergent. Rinse with water and sanitize using a bleach solution of 200 ppm (1 teaspoon of bleach / 1 litre of water).
•Cool hard boiled eggs after boiling by running cold water over the eggs and refrigerating them immediately.
•Use only clean, uncracked eggs.
•When colouring use non-toxic food grade dyes (liquid food colouring, fruit drink powders), and store eggs in a covered container.
•Refrigerate eggs at 4°C or less before and after dyeing. Eggs should never be left out at room temperature for longer than two hours if you intend to eat them.
•Coloured eggs can be safely refrigerated for one week.
•When hiding the eggs, keep them away from potential sources of contamination including pets, or dirty surfaces.
•Discard eggs that are visibly dirty, cracked or that have not been stored in the refrigerator within two hours.

HSW seeks to keep Canadians abreast of advisories, warnings and recalls, and also offers tips on what to do with recalled products, information on any illness or injuries reported, and general advice on a variety of health hazards.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This Earth Day, give the gift of ‘good karma’

This Earth Day, give the gift of ‘good karma’ with Life is good’s Good KarmaTM label, featuring 100% environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton, bamboo rayon and tencel jersey. Inspired by the wild and natural beauty of Africa and made from organic materials, the silky soft tees, tunics and sleepwear will have you feeling good inside and out. To show the earth some love, visit to buy the ultimate gifts for Earth Day.

Organic Shirred Tee – Flowers Tree
Colour: Aloe Price: $40

Organic Shirred Tee – Hearts Tree Colour: Palm Price: $40

Tie Dye Bamboo Tunic Colour: Palm Price: $50

Tie Dye Bamboo Tunic Colour: Indigo Price: $50

Organic Sleep Tee Colour: Indigo/Twilight combo  Price: $40

Organic Sleep Short  Colour: Indigo/Twilight combo  Price: $35

Not familiar with Life is good? Since 1994, the Life is good Company has been spreading good vibes through its colourful collection of apparel and accessories, and the contagious smile of Jake, its optimistic cultural hero. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, there are more than 330 Life is good stores in Canada. To find a store near you, visit
Life is good commits the full power of its oversized mission: to spread the power of optimism, through good people, specially-designed products and its Life is good Festivals, which support the Life is good Kids Foundation. Since 2003, the company has raised over $5 million for kids in need.

Visit  for more information.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Snick: A Very Colourful Piece of Australiana" by Michael Schneider


New autobiography offers humorous look at growing up Australian

"Snick: A Very Colourful Piece of Australiana" by Michael Schneider details the adventures and misadventures of a life well-lived

Monday, April 18, 2011

Zone06 All Natural and Organic Skin Care Cream

Zone06 All Natural and Organic Skin Care Cream - Paraben Free - 1.7oz

Zone06 All Natural and Organic Skin Care Cream - Paraben Free - 8oz


Product Features

All-purpose Natural & Organic Skin Care Cream featuring the remarkable Self-Heal Flower (Prunella Vulgaris), natural flower essences as well as pure herbal extracts.

An organic skincare cream that is both Gluten and Paraben free.

Both men and women find that our products provide excellent results for all skin types.

Non-greasy moisturizer that is both renewing and soothing

Great for gardeners, outdoor athletes or any time your skin needs a boost.

ASOS LINK Chain Detail Ballerina Shoe

LINK Chain Detail Ballerina

Love it!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Smoke-free winner to unveil reward

Toronto, Ontario, April, 2011 – Winners of the 2011 Driven to Quit Challenge will come from all regions of Ontario to accept their prizes for quitting tobacco use. For the first time ever, the grand prize winner has his or her choice of vehicle, which will be unveiled at the event. More than 36,000 Ontarians took The Challenge in 2011, a record number of entrants.

WHAT?           2011 Driven to Quit Challenge official prize presentation and photo opportunity

WHO?             Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

WHERE?         Hyatt Regency Hotel
                        370 King ST W Toronto, Ontario
                   King I Ballroom

WHEN?           Monday, April 18, 2011
                        8:30 a.m.       Continental breakfast
                        9:00 a.m.       Event commences
10:00 a.m.     Individual interviews and photo opportunities

The Hon. Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport

Martin Kabat, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Catharine Gapp, Senior Manager, Health Policy and Patient Access, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (McNeil Consumer Healthcare, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Inc.)

Photo Opportunity:
The event will feature a giant inflatable cigarette standing 15’ tall alongside the Challenge
grand prize vehicle. Challenge winners will be in attendance.

About The Driven to Quit Challenge
In its sixth year, The Driven to Quit Challenge is a health promotion campaign that encourages Ontario tobacco users to make a quit attempt with the support of a “buddy” for their chance to win. Since 2006, The Driven to Quit Challenge has inspired more than 165,000 registrants to make a quit attempt. For more information, visit

About the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

Friday, April 15, 2011

MS Walk in your community-----

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Ajax-Pickering Sunday, April 17, 2011
Barrie Sunday, April 17, 2011
Belleville Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Bowmanville Sunday, April 17, 2011
Brampton Sunday, April 17, 2011
Brantford Sunday, April 17, 2011
Brockville Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Burlington Sunday, April 17, 2011
Caledon Sunday, April 17, 2011
Cambridge Sunday, April 17, 2011
Chatham-Kent Sunday, April 17, 2011
Cobourg - Port Hope Sunday, April 17, 2011
Collingwood Sunday, April 17, 2011
Etobicoke Sunday, April 17, 2011
Guelph Sunday, April 17, 2011
Hamilton Sunday, April 17, 2011
Kawartha Lakes Sunday, April 17, 2011
Kincardine Sunday, April 17, 2011
Kingston - Napanee Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Kitchener - Waterloo Sunday, April 17, 2011
Leamington Sunday, April 17, 2011
London Sunday, April 17, 2011
Markham - Stouffville Sunday, April 17, 2011
Midland Sunday, April 17, 2011
Milton - Halton Hills Sunday, April 17, 2011
Mississauga - Lakeshore Sunday, April 17, 2011
Mississauga - Streetsville Sunday, April 17, 2011
Muskoka Sunday, April 17, 2011
New Tecumseth Sunday, April 17, 2011
Newmarket Sunday, April 17, 2011
Niagara Falls Sunday, April 17, 2011
North Bay Sunday, May 29, 2011
Oakville Sunday, April 17, 2011
Orangeville Sunday, April 17, 2011
Orillia Sunday, April 17, 2011
Oshawa Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ottawa Sunday, May 15, 2011
Owen Sound Sunday, April 17, 2011
Peterborough Sunday, April 17, 2011
Richmond Hill - Thornhill - Aurora Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sarnia Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sault Ste. Marie Sunday, May 1, 2011
Scarborough Sunday, April 17, 2011
Simcoe - Norfolk Sunday, April 17, 2011
St. Catharines - Thorold Sunday, April 17, 2011
St. Thomas Sunday, April 17, 2011
Stoney Creek Sunday, April 17, 2011
Stratford - Perth Sunday, April 17, 2011
Strathroy Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sudbury Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Thunder Bay Sunday, May 29, 2011
Timmins Sunday, May 1, 2011
Toronto Sunday, April 17, 2011
Uxbridge Sunday, April 17, 2011
Welland Sunday, April 17, 2011
Whitby Sunday, April 17, 2011
Windsor Sunday, April 17, 2011
Woodbridge - Vaughan Sunday, April 17, 2011
Woodstock Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ontario Division
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
175 Bloor Street E., Suite 700, North Tower
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8


Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Modern Zanzibar Cuisine

Modern Zanzibar Cuisine

Modern Zanzibar Cuisine

With his Comoran ancestry and culinary background in the Åland Islands, Finland, Sweden and Paris, chef Benn Haidari is excellently placed to tell the world about the exotic modern cookery now coming from the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, off Tanzania's Sawahil coast.