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“Live Small, Live Better” by fellow Hamiltonian Emma Cubitt

http://blog.seanbonner.com/2010/02/01/ive-given-up-using-soap/

 

Does using soap and shampoo actually cause the problems of oily skin and body odour we use it so valiantly to defy?

 

Sean Bonner thinks so.  I’m not ready to try it yet, but perhaps another time

http://blog.seanbonner.com/2010/02/01/ive-given-up-using-soap/

 

Does using soap and shampoo actually cause the problems of oily skin and body odour we use it so valiantly to defy?

 

Sean Bonner thinks so.  I’m not ready to try it yet, but perhaps another time

Yogurt

I made yogurt last week!

it tastes awesome, lasts a month in the fridge, and best of all, costs about $4-5 per gallon (the price of milk only)

http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2009/10/how-to-make-homemade-yogurt-2/

Looking forward to more delicious dairy experiments; maybe cheese-making is next?

From Tourism Hamilton:

 

Hamilton’s Favourite Coffee Spots Map

 

On April 8, 2012 we asked our twitter followers for your favourite spots for a good cup of coffee in the City of Hamilton. We’ve mapped the responses!  Tweet us if you see your favourite is missing – @tourismhamilton!

 

http://www.tourismhamilton.com/visitor-services/hamiltons-coffee-spots-map

Although I haven’t met them yet, the people over at Grace Lutheran Church seem awesome.  Not only did their congregation help with the formation of Hamilton’s Good Food Box, which provides healthy and affordable groceries to hundreds of Hamiltonians, they are also working with Greening Sacred Spaces Hamilton, a movement to turn the yard-space of religious institutions into land for local vegetables.

Grace Lutheran is hosting a Food Fair on Sunday from 1:30 – 4:00pm, offering tips about growing, canning, and processing home-grown food.  Check it out — hope to see you there!

 

I’m realizing the limitations of blogging about simple living without a camera; while it’s nice to talk about ways to live a little more simply in the City, it’s a pain to not have photo evidence of this stuff.

but… Sprouting Lentils:  sprouting lentils is really easy, and provides you some really fresh toppings for a salad.  They’re very nutritious, containing Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, B15, B17, C, K, choline, folic acid, inositol, PABA Minerals: boron, calcium, chlorine, copper, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur, zinc.  They also cost about 7 CENTS per cup.

The internet tells me that all kinds of other beans can be sprouted for increased nutritional value.  One of my friends feeds them to his dog and saves a tonne of money on dog food, as does The Sprout People:

Once they’re done they look a little bit wormy, like the Google Image below… mine are a little bit greener on the tips, even leafy.  They also taste great in a stirfry.  Enjoy!

(information about vitamins in lentil sprouts from: http://low-cholesterol.food.com/recipe/how-to-sprout-lentils-204489)