Category Archives: food

The Marketplace

The Marketplace by MCC CE is the latest venture from MCC BC. For the uninitiated, Mennonite organizations LOVE their acronyms: MCC CE is Mennonite Central Committee Community Enterprises. The BC is British Columbia. (The reality is that no matter how … Continue reading

Posted in consignment, food, MCC, repurposing, upcycling | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Marketplace

Festival Finds

One of my favourite events of the year happened this weekend: the MCC Festival for World Relief. This is where thousands of people gather at the Tradex to eat, bid, buy, donate and visit all in support of MCC’s work … Continue reading

Posted in auctions, community, food, garage sales, MCC, movies, second hand, thrift, thrift lifetstyle, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sustainable Festivities

One of the events that our family will never miss is the MCC Festival for World Relief held each year in Abbotsford in September. This huge event has auctions, crafts booths, and garage sales. There’s a children’s area (and kids … Continue reading

Posted in auctions, compost, environment, food, thrift, thrift lifetstyle | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Talking Turkey

When I surf the web and see the plethora of recipe/cooking blogs available I am so encouraged. It seems that scratch cooking is making a resurgence and for those of us who are thrift-minded this is a good thing. At … Continue reading

Posted in christmas, Christmas recipes, food, recipes, thrift, thrift lifetstyle | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

The Apple of My Eye

I’m fortunate enough to live in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, which means that I am actually close to a lot of the food I eat. One of my favourite places in the world is Willow View Farms. The … Continue reading

Posted in christmas, Christmas recipes, farmers, food, thrift, thrift lifetstyle | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Simplifying Life in the Kitchen

My hubby and I have been on a two-week cleanse diet: no caffeine, no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, no red meat, no processed foods. While that sounds kind of onerous, I realized pretty quickly that this is not a … Continue reading

Posted in food, simple living, thrift | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Food: thrift or nutrition (can you have both?)

I had the distinct pleasure of having dinner last month with two of my favourite people: Daniel and Anna –Marie. I served a yummy stuffed zucchini, cut veggies and fantastic banana cookies and fruit for dessert. It sounds fairly simple … Continue reading

Posted in food, recipes, thrift, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments