On this trip to Japan, I don’t have access to farmers I know who sell meat from pasture raised animals or a kitchen so I had to rely on some affordable easy accessible packaged goods. I wasn’t going to make a bunch of food and bring it with me only to have TSA take it away from me.
Known as the ‘glitter of food prep’ (as in, it gets everywhere), it may seem like the last thing you want to prep. So why eat it? If you’re gluten intolerant, I find it works really well instead of cous cous when making tabbouleh. It’s pretty neutral in flavour so it can be subbed for grains in popular grain-based salad recipes.
Spring also evokes CLEANING. I’m going to treat you with my favourite home cleaning recipes I’ve collected over the years that have replaced chemical products that live in most homes. My favourite go-to DIY cleaning products use pantry items and all purpose soap for the most part. All you really need are a few spray bottles, 3-4 essential oils, all purpose unscented soap and baking soda.
Years of tweaking this and that helped temporarily but nothing stuck. I was determined that a solution out there existed.
Ahh, are we starting to see green yet? I mean, there’s no grass growing in snowy Ottawa, but St. Patrick’s Day is everywhere on cookie icing to shamrocks for sale in grocery stores. Do you celebrate? I can’t say I’ve ever had green beer but I do know that in my Ottawa pub-going student days, I would love the joyousness that the Irish holiday would bring to the city.