A Pledge to Stretching.

“I pledge to stretch my body everyday.” From a morning yawn stretch in bed, to a yoga class, to a midnight headstand, whatever form it takes, I pledge to stretch out my body for the month of June. There are many scientific and biological reasons to stretch your body. Increasing flexibility and range of motion,… Continue Reading

A Summer Full of Flavour.

Flower Foraging. ©LaurenBurkitt

Happy middle of June! Lots of new stuff happening around here and lots of kitchen experiments planned for the summer that I’m excited to share with you. The first thing I’m learning about is edible flowers. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the seawall lately, and decided to start foraging little flowers along the… Continue Reading

A Pledge to the Outdoors.

Sunshine. ©LaurenBurkitt

“I pledge to spend time outdoors every day.” My pledge for May was inspired by a program put on by the David Suzuki Foundation called ‘Canada’s 30 x 30 Nature Challenge‘. Suzuki is challenging Canadians to spend 30 minutes of their day outside in nature for 30 consecutive days in May. Your time outdoors can… Continue Reading

The Sunscreen Post.

Goji Berry Sunblock. ©LaurenBurkitt

Remember that speech dedicated to the Class of ’99 titled “Wear Sunscreen”? If you don’t know which one I’m talking about, or you feel like reminiscing, listen to it here. Every time I hear this song, a different piece of his advice sticks out to me. This time it was actually the sunscreen part. I must… Continue Reading

Zucchini Oatmeal Bread.

Zucchini Oatmeal Bread. ©LaurenBurkitt

Happy Mother’s Day! I was in the mood for baking so I made gluten-free zucchini oatmeal bread with cranberries and walnuts. I combined a bunch of different recipes to make a hearty loaf that wasn’t too sweet. There’s no sugar added to this recipe, just a bit of honey and dried dates. It’s also dairy-free, but… Continue Reading

Mom and Dad.

Fifteen years and not a day has gone by that I don’t feel your love. Thinking of you today and everyday, I love you Mom.