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Nikki Fotheringham


Nikki Fotheringham is a freelance writer who specializes in green living, life in the city, food and travel. She is a regular contributor to several blogs including Eat.Drink.Travel Magazine and Jib Strategic and she is the editor of She lives in Toronto with her husband and a very bad dog.

How I Saved $724 A Year On Laundry Costs

I'm a green queen, but I've always been surprisingly complacent about the cost and environmental impact of my laundry. After learning how harmful the chemicals in detergents and softeners are, I examined my laundry habits and was pleased as punch to find that I could be much greener and save a bunch of money in the process.
10/04/2016 03:06 EDT
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9 Easy Ways To Beat The Blues

Whether it's the weather, trouble at work or a broken heart, if you are dragging yourself through the day like a little slug of sadness we've got nine ways to improve your mood that are free, easy and involve chocolate and hugs.
09/28/2016 02:50 EDT
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Labour Day Weekend Camping Trip Recipes

As you get your camping gear together and head out into the woods for one last hurrah, we've put together a little weekend campfire recipe collection for you. Just because you're off playing in the dirt, doesn't mean you have to resort to the sadness that is instant noodles.
08/18/2016 05:48 EDT
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3 Mind-Blowing Recipes For S'mores Day

August 10th is International S'mores Day people and while you never need an excuse to enjoy this most Canadian of campfire desserts, you almost have an obligation to enjoy this sticky treat tonight. While we page homage to the classic s'more, we've also prepared some delightful alternatives for those who like to walk on the wild side.
08/10/2016 03:14 EDT
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Natural Ways To Rid Your Home Of Flies

House flies and fruit flies (resisting the urge for a time flies pun here) are driving most of us mad this time of the year. Fly paper is pretty disgusting and you don't want pesticides in your home either. Luckily, you can make your own fly traps that use items you already have in your home or fly repellents to keep your home fly free.
08/02/2016 10:37 EDT
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How To Pickle Your Surplus Vegetables

Pickles make everything better. These little jars of happiness will keep for years and also make great gifts. Pickling could not be easier and will mean you get to preserve all your favourite veggies. Here's how to save money, reduce your environmental impact and become everyone's favourite pickle fairy.
07/20/2016 12:32 EDT

Bacon-Wrapped Onion Ring Campfire Recipe

Yup! That just happened! Ol, take a deep breath. Since we are so close to Friday, we thought we would give you another reason to look forward this weekend's campfire cookout. This is a side dish that Ron Swanson would approve of. And yes, these bacon-wrapped onion rings are every bit as delicious as they look!
06/16/2016 04:15 EDT
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Educated Consumers Want Companies To Go Green

As consumers get more savvy, they are increasingly demanding products that are organic, ethically sourced and produced in an environmentally responsible way. Consumers are increasingly aware of the negative effect chemicals have on their health and will buy organic iterations of their favourite products whenever they can.
05/27/2016 03:36 EDT
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4 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Be Happy

You may not think that science has ventured into just how we acquire the old "syrup of yahoo," but it has. You may also think that what makes people happy differs greatly from one person to the next, but we are surprisingly homogeneous in our tastes. If you're not making the most out of every day, here's some proven ways to motivate more mirth.
05/24/2016 02:03 EDT
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The Best Women's Retreats Near Toronto

Retreats are filling a real need for women who live a busy, stressful life. They provide a small reprieve from the clamour of life and an island of 'you' time that allows you to learn new life skills, detox, meet like-minded women (some of whom will be friends for life) and recharge your batteries. Think of it as a camping trip for your soul.
05/17/2016 03:40 EDT
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Tips For Growing Great Organic Tomatoes

I'm not talking about those scraggly little bushes that manage a few insipid fruits that the bugs get to first. I'm talking big booty tomatoes that are bursting with flavour and juice. Growing your own tomatoes can be really rewarding and, if you keep it organic, the taste will blow your mind!
05/09/2016 04:26 EDT
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How To Fillet And Clean A Fish

Yay you caught a fish! Well done Indiana Jones, now you can really impress your camp buddies by cleaning it and serving it for dinner. It's easy to fillet or clean a fish, just take your time and work carefully and you will master this great life skill in no time.
04/29/2016 04:02 EDT

How Do Photovoltaic Cells Actually Work?

Solar power is an abundant renewable source that could be the solution to our future energy needs, but just how does a solar array produce the electricity that powers our lives? A "photovoltaic" cell is the basic building block which converts sunlight to electric energy that we can utilize to power our homes and businesses.
04/19/2016 02:18 EDT

What's In Your Starbucks Matcha Latte?

There you are standing in the Starbucks line, stifling a guffaw as the chump in front of you orders a Frappuccino with whipped cream. Why so smug? Well, because you have cracked the secret to enjoying delicious Starbuck's beverages that are actually healthy. That's right, your matcha tea latte with soy milk is delicious and it's going to help you look amazing in that bathing suit too. But hold on a second -- what if your latte isn't the health tonic you assume it is?
04/14/2016 03:31 EDT