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There is amazing stuff close by – local artisans and independently owned retailers, cool things to do and eat, and great charities to support. It’s good for the economy, the environment and the soul.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Local Skin Care

I had a bar of Soap Utopia Naturals soap in my powder room, and it is kind of surprising how lovely it fills this small room with a natural scent.  Not overpowering like canned air fresheners or the decal you hang from the rear-view mirror.  For a small price, it really has brought me a lot of satisfaction.  I notice it every time I am in there.  What a perfect cottage hostess gift!

100 Mile finds has lots to choose from if you  are looking for gentle, natural skin care.  Batty's Bath has a wide selection of products from soaps and cleansers to an Acne Starter kit - all natural with non-irritating ingredients.  This gentle cleanser is perfect for cleansing extremely sensitive skin.

And finally, lots of us are sensitive to scent.  Beaulance Natural Skin Care has an excellent unscented lotion to soothe summer skin.  Check out these products and more on 100 Mile Finds.

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Harvest is Here

Have you had any local strawberries yet??  They taste SO good.  And that colour - you can only get it if they are picked ripe (therefore not shipped too far).  We have a tendency to go a little crazy with seasonal stuff in our house. I think the kids were sort of glad when the asparagus season ended, although I still fondly miss it.  We never get enough strawberries though.  I like them as part of a savoury salad as well as for dessert, and breakfast.   However you enjoy them, go grab some today and enjoy, cuz they won't last long.

Just FYI here are a couple of good sites to find all the locally grown food you could want this Harvest Ontario is the largest and most comprehensive source for local including on-farm markets, pick-your-own, farmers' markets, farmgate honey producers, local meats, wineries, craft breweries, fairs and much more. 
growing season. 
And Pick your has an at-a-glance page to find local farms to visit and harvest yourself for lots of fresh things (including strawberries).