The Sweetly Passionate Jaime Oliver

I sat through all of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution program a few years ago in one night. I was weirdly obsessed with his passion, anger and frustration with the American (North American) lifestyle. I was equally obsessed with America’s disinterest in what they ate, what it’s doing to their bodies, and how little they care to find solutions to the problem. Of course there were people desperate for help, but they were, they are, faced with a government that is doing very little to support them. Thank god now for the Obamas. I love the focus that Michelle Obama is putting on this topic and I admire how she’s making a point of appearing on television to talk about the issue. Expertly, she is trying to get young kids interested in taking care of their bodies and what they eat. It’s an amazing strategy.

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DAVIDsTEA For Summer


I honestly didn’t realize I was a tea person until a friend introduced me to David’s Tea. I’m not sure if I fell in love with the tea first or the tea experience. Regardless, I now love both! Every David’s Tea store is a thing of beauty. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by a little cup of their Tea Of The Day and the aroma of some of the most delicious loose leaf teas you will ever drink….or smell. Most people who think they just want to pop in to grab a cup end up wanting to stick around and enjoy the people and the atmosphere. Oh, and I haven’t even started talking about the teas! With names like Read My Lips, Luscious Watermelon, and The Skinny you are immediately intrigued. David’s tea has done such an incredible job at making tea drinking fun, healthy and delicious! Like in fashion, David’s Tea has a new tea collection every season. This summer’s collection looks delicious…and I can’t wait to sit on my porch and try them all iced! It’s definitely one of my little pleasures in life and without fail puts a smile on my face. Right now they only have locations in Canada….but I’m sure in no time they will branch out to the US where I am sure it will also be a huge success. Oh, and did I mention that the Bloor West Village location is my favorite and has the best Ginger Cookies in the world? Well, they do.