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Green Niackery: Fun with Kombucha Tea

Green Niackery: Fun with Kombucha TeaWith Easter already upon us and spring supposedly here, it’s a good time to bring up little-known but really fun uses for kombucha SCOBYs. It’s high time to start planning for spring gatherings and summer parties, too. This Easter weekend offers just the right opportunity to test out some of [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Solving Not Found Issues with Atahualpa

MiscellaNiackery: Solving Not Found Issues with AtahualpaOf the three free WordPress themes I recently reviewed, Atahualpa is most certainly my favourite. But that’s not to say that Atahualpa is perfect. I’ve still had to overcome my fair bit of challenges while working with Atahualpa. I’m particularly proud of my php-free workaround for solving Not Found issues [Read more]

Green Niackery: Kombucha Revisited — Correcting Misconceptions

Green Niackery: Kombucha Revisited — Correcting MisconceptionsAfter about thirty months of consuming kombucha tea on an almost daily basis, I can still confidently attest to its beneficial properties and recommend it without hesitation to healthy individuals looking to regulate their metabolism, improve their digestion, restore their intestinal health, revitalise their energy levels, and boost their immune [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Enabling Democracy through Media

MiscellaNiackery: Enabling Democracy through MediaThere is a conception that media should objectively inform society's members, especially in the case of politics, since the health of democracy depends on the voter base. Generally, media's role in enabling democracy is to provide facts which the population can use to form opinions and make decisions. And yet, [Read more]

JourNiackery: Snowshoe Hike on the Loudon Peatland Trail in Mashkinonje Provincial Park

JourNiackery: Snowshoe Hike on the Loudon Peatland Trail in Mashkinonje Provincial ParkMashkinonje Provincial Park's got some great snowshoeing trails, so we were surprised that the Blandings Access Point wasn't ploughed the few times we drove passed there this winter, and it looked like it hadn't been done all season. But on our snowshoeing trip, it wasn't a big deal—we just drove [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Comparison of Three Free WordPress Themes

MiscellaNiackery: Comparison of Three Free WordPress ThemesWith all the time I spend on my sites, I feel like I know my themes, their nuances, and to some extent, their makers. I spent a lot of time finding the right theme for each site, and while each has its pros and cons, I’m more than satisfied with [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Rants Against Foreign Aid Miss the Point When It's All About People

MiscellaNiackery: Rants Against Foreign Aid Miss the Point When It's All About PeopleI received one of those chain email forwards the other day that got me all riled up. The message had an interesting subject line: Who Died Before Collecting their Government Pension? With CPP a hot-button issue right now, I thought it would be something relevant to current affairs, or at [Read more]

JourNiackery: Layering Winter Wear for Warmth

JourNiackery: Layering Winter Wear for WarmthStaying warm outdoors in winter is all about layers. Layering winter wear for warmth is simple once you know the trick: a thin, absorbent, and fast-drying base layer that fits snug to the skin a loose insulating layer in the middle a warm, breathable, and protective layer on the outside [Read [Read more]

JourNiackery: Snowshoe Hiking to The Lake Above in French River

JourNiackery: Snowshoe Hiking to The Lake Above in French RiverEasily accessible though possibly a little tricky to find, a couple of hours is all the time needed to go snowshoe hiking to The Lake Above. At the very end of Mayer Road in Noëlville, the snowmobile trail leads to The Lake Above side trail, which, if it hasn’t been [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Annual What's-Bugging-Me-Right-Now Message to Politicians

MiscellaNiackery: Annual What's-Bugging-Me-Right-Now Message to PoliticiansOver the past few years, it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for me to get in touch with my elected representatives to let them know what’s bugging me right now, this year, this month, last night, and next year. I send this to my MP and MPP, without any [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Canada Post Fakes Death to Commit Suicide

MiscellaNiackery: Canada Post Fakes Death to Commit SuicideOld news. Canada Post dropped a bomb of an announcement over our heads last month—the price of stamps will be rising dramatically, home delivery is being phased out, and approximately 8,000 workers will lose their jobs, allegedly through attrition. By now, many people have likely moved on to the next [Read more]

MiscellaNiackery: Freezer Cooking Savoury Vegetarian Pies

MiscellaNiackery: Freezer Cooking Savoury Vegetarian PiesThere was a week in December when I thought my rolling pin was a natural extension of my arm—Go-Go-Gadget Rolling Pin! We were busy making all kinds of savoury vegetarian pies, mostly to freeze and some for holiday meals. Things didn’t work out quite like we imagined, but our pies [Read more]


  • On the path to an Earth-friendlier lifestyle
  • BeeKeeping

    Keeping Bees at Creekbend Farm
  • OrganicGrains

    Biodynamic Grains with LoonSong Garden
  • Sipping

    Happy sipping with Boreal Forest Teas
  • Lather

    Natural Luxury with Plain Jane Soap
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    Community Sponsored Agriculture with Dalew Farms

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  • French River

    56 Things to Do in the French River-Lake Nipissing Area
  • Mashkinonje

    A Guide To Visiting Mashkinonje Provincial Park
  • TrekkingPrep

    Gear & food for a trek
  • La Cloche

    Killarney Provincial Park's La Cloche Silhouette Trail
  • Hiking ON

    Fave photos of Hiking in Ontario

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  • Franco Nord

    Aurélien Dupuis's Writings
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    Upcycled Art with Pique Passion Mosaics
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    The Pressing Case For a Nuclear Weapons Ban
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    French River Story Mill
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    Identifying Milk Snakes

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    Amy Miller's documentary in Simplified Living Magazine
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    Greening the Lunch Box, Simplified Living Magazine
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    Multi Tool for the Indie Traveller in BootsNAll
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    Adventures in Eating Ethically from Found Press Media
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    Objections to buying negative product when clean water is free, from Straight Goods News

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