My Spin on Things

These posts are part of Mair’s “My Spin on Things” blog.

Snacks vs Treats

Somewhere in foodie evolution the word snack has become the word treat. That small word play has turned into a 570 calorie increase in our diets which could explain the unhealthy weight gain Canadians are experiencing. When I was growing up the word snack meant a piece of fruit or some veggies. And you had […]

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Freezing your Herb Crop

In the middle of winter the smell of fresh basil or oregano can evoke memories of hot summer days. I start my basil from seed in late May or early June. Then the heat, sun and rain do wonders to my wee basil seeds. Every year I can hardly wait to use this amazing aromatic […]

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What to Pack for University

Eight years ago my son headed off to university. As a mom I had very mixed feelings. Part of me was so proud of him as he began his new and exciting journey, and then my mommy instinct kicked in. MY BABY WAS LEAVING! HOW WILL HE SURVIVE WITHOUT ME? HELP! I think it’s fairly […]

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Bikram Yoga or How I Managed Not to Faint in 104 F

I typed Bikram Yoga, a hot version of Hatha Yoga, into Google and came up with 100,000 hits in .16 seconds. It appears that I was out of the loop. Always up for a challenge, I signed up. April 19, 2004 11:30 p.m. – The dress code for women is bike shorts and a sports […]

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