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  • Money saving grocery apps

    I still use flyers and coupons, but I also use websites and apps to make life much easier, and save that much more money on my grocery bill each ...

  • The labels they are a changin’

    Here’s an overview of what is likely to change. The format of the table is going to be easier to read and emphasize certain elements that are ...

  • Morning-after advice for George Street partiers

    Smart food and beverage choices before and after a night out can help prevent and lessen the effects of a hangover. I’m certainly not condoning ...

  • Peeling back potatoes

    But it’s not just summer that they abound, as potatoes tend to frequent our dinner plates all year round. Despite changing food and nutrition ...

  • Time to enjoy the bounty this province provides

    To celebrate, I decided to dedicate the column this week to the best food-related outdoor activities our province has to offer this summer.Aside ...

  • Breathe easier with homemade popcorn

    It’s a lighter choice, and depending on the product, it can be lower in fat and sodium. However, there are some health concerns when it comes to ...

  • Ramadan and the act of fasting

    Throughout this time, all Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for the 30 days. This includes all food and drink ...

  • Why bees matter

    I can’t imagine my cupboard without honey. To me, a world without it would be anything but sweet. Now, imagine our island never producing another ...

  • The health halo effect: not so angelic

    Has that ever happened to you?It’s called the health halo effect. It’s when a food or beverage is perceived to be much healthier based solely on ...

  • New advice for parents: don’t baby your babies

    Instead of starting solids at four months, babies should start the transition to solid foods at about six months, or when a baby shows readiness. ...