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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 Matcha Tea Is Making The World A Better Place

Far from being a new food fad, matcha tea has been around for centuries. It has formed the cornerstone of Japanese tea ceremonies for over 900 years. It is being touted as a wonderfully nutritious brew with a ton of health benefits and the kind of calm focus that puts the jitters of a caffeine high to shame.
01/20/2016 04:32 EST

Instructions For A DIY Home Energy Audit

Electricity bills have been steadily rising with no respite in the foreseeable future. Increasingly, home owners are turning to efficient building envelopes to create homes that utilize less energy. While a professional home energy audit will be more accurate, you can do your own and get a general idea of which issues to tackle first.
12/29/2015 04:53 EST

Mowing the Lawn Is Bad For Your Health

These acres and acres of lawn are really harmful to the environment, to the eco-system and to your very own health. You see, the pollution from all those mowers is horrendous; for lawn an enthusiastic gardener mows, they produce the same pollution as driving a car between 160 and 320 kilometers (between 100 and 200 miles). .
07/11/2015 08:57 EDT

Small Towns Beat Big Cities

Here, I can still buy a house at an affordable price and my groceries don't require a second mortgage. I'm not sure if there is more to do here or if you just get to hear everything that's going on but there's nothing sleepy about small towns. And sure it takes you 45 minutes to buy a loaf of bread because you have to chat to everyone, and you get embroiled in the minutiae of the lives of others no matter how much you resist the dark side of alluring gossip, but at least you're getting in the game.
05/23/2015 08:20 EDT
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Campfire Bannock Recipe

Bannock has been a staple among the Aboriginal people of Canada for centuries where it was made from moss, lichen, ground plant bulbs, nut meal, corn meal and cattail pollen to name a few. Consequently, there are as many bannock recipes as the day is long.
04/02/2015 12:33 EDT
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Do You Know How These Foods Affect Your Mood?

Bananas contain dopamine and a wealth of B-vitamins which help to boost mood. They are especially rich in vitamin B6 which helps to calm the nervous system. Bananas are packed with magnesium which promotes a positive mood. Blueberries and black berries contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that help your brain to produce dopamine.
02/13/2015 01:00 EST
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These Surprising Veggies Will Boost Your Libido

The French may no longer practice the tradition of dining on asparagus three times a day before your wedding night to increase libido, but there is some scientific evidence to back up the idea of aphrodisiac asparagus. Asparagus contains calcium, vitamin E and potassium which cleanse the kidneys and urinary track while imbuing a burst of energy.
09/08/2014 12:15 EDT
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16 Brilliant Camping Hacks to Make Your Life Easy

Freeze water in water bottles to keep food cool over the first couple of days and for drinking towards the end of your trip. Substitute your tent pegs for solar lights to shed some light on your campsite and this prevents you from tripping over guide ropes. Need fire lighters? Doritos chips or crayons will burn for a couple of minutes and will act as great fire lighters.
05/19/2014 02:03 EDT

Head to Dawson City, Yukon For Some Real Country Living

Stepping out onto a street in Dawson City feels like you're on the set of a snowy western movie. Born during the Yukon gold rush, Dawson City is a charming community with historical sites for tourists, pristine wilderness for the outdoor adventurer and breathtaking beauty for the amateur photographer in all of us.
04/10/2014 08:34 EDT
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Your Mani-Pedi May Be Toxic

Some mani/pedi salons go to great lengths to ensure that their employees enjoy fresh, healthy air. But if you can smell chemicals, then you are breathing in the kinds of noxious fumes that contribute to allergies, cancer and respiratory problems.
04/01/2014 08:49 EDT
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Ten Awesome Things To Do With Your Published Blog

Regularly visit sites similar to your own and engage with their readers who ask questions or share posts. These active readers are exactly the kinds of people you want on your site too and you already share an interest. You should also engage people who share your posts on their social media platforms by asking questions or liking their content too.
02/25/2014 05:14 EST