Don’t Steal Nature

One of my latest discoveries, which means that I am late in discovering them, is a TED talk by Emma Marris on the definition of nature. I had never actually considered the view she is opposing, namely that nature is only what is untouched by humans, but I still like the points that she makes….

Holy Not-so-Cakey Day

Again, I have skipped making a cake this week-end (bad, bad me). On a normal Easter week-end, I would be making cozonac, a traditional cake that takes hours to make. Given that this is only worth the time if there are many people eating it, or if you are happy for you and those in…

A Quick Rant on Sugar

In my latest readings about health and food and diet (you know the lot), I have come across an article published on grubstreet.com. It makes for an interesting, fairly light read, and I like that it has a very down-to-earth attitude. And it comes with a general rule of thumb that I totally agree with:…

Schools Should Say No to Sugar

With Easter coming up in a few days (or weeks for some), I feel another food horror story coming, as Kid 1 will have an Easter breakfast at school. He’s had a school Christmas dinner and from his account, it was more like a Christmas dessert. But I’ll wait and see. Still, why do I…

To Eat or Not to Eat?

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently reading and watching documentaries about food (within busy mom schedule limits), and although I am very far from having satisfied my curiosity on the subject, I wanted to take some time and reassess what it is that I am doing here. While I am not giving advice…

Nature Is in Our Nature

When describing what Holy Cake Day is, I said that it is a three-fold issue: limiting sugar, spending time with the people around us, and reconnecting with nature. I have talked about the sugar part in other posts (Cravings, Oh, Honey…, Am I the Crazy one? to name just a few), and will most likely…