Nikki Fotheringham
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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.

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Educated Consumers Want Companies To Go Green

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 3:36 PM

Canadians are accustomed to only hearing bad news when it comes to the environment, but the growing consumer demand for products that are manufactured in an eco-friendly manner is driving a welcome change in the manufacturing industry.

As consumers get more savvy, they are increasingly demanding products that are...

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4 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Be Happy

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 2:03 PM

You may not think that science has ventured into just how we acquire the old "syrup of yahoo," but it has. You may also think that what makes people happy differs greatly from one person to the next, but we are surprisingly homogeneous in our tastes. If you're not making...

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The Best Women's Retreats Near Toronto

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 3:40 PM

Retreats are filling a real need for women who live a busy, stressful life. They provide a small reprieve from the clamour of life and an island of 'you' time that allows you to learn new life skills, detox, meet like-minded women (some of whom will be friends for life)...

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Tips For Growing Great Organic Tomatoes

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 4:26 PM

I'm not talking about those scraggly little bushes that manage a few insipid fruits that the bugs get to first. I'm talking big booty tomatoes that are bursting with flavour and juice. Growing your own tomatoes can be really rewarding and, if you keep it organic, the taste will blow...

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How To Fillet And Clean A Fish

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 4:02 PM

Yay you caught a fish! Well done Indiana Jones, now you can really impress your camp buddies by cleaning it and serving it for dinner. It's easy to fillet or clean a fish, just take your time and work carefully and you will master this great life skill in no...

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How Do Photovoltaic Cells Actually Work?

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 2:18 PM

Solar power is an abundant renewable source that could be the solution to our future energy needs, but just how does a solar array produce the electricity that powers our lives? The short answer is that, through a solar panel, photons (light particles) are able to knock electrons...

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What's In Your Starbucks Matcha Latte?

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 3:31 PM

There you are standing in the Starbucks line, stifling a guffaw as the chump in front of you orders a Frappuccino with whipped cream. Why so smug? Well, because you have cracked the secret to enjoying delicious Starbuck's beverages that are actually healthy. That's right, your matcha tea latte with...

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Natural Ways To Whiten Your Teeth

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 11:06 AM

Pearly whites are easy enough to come by these days with over-the-counter whitening strips, dental trays and whitening treatments. But these can have adverse effects on your oral health and result in teeth sensitivity, receding gums and brittle teeth (yikes!) One study even suggests a connection...

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Campfire Recipe: Fried Bass With Vinegar Crisps

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 10:54 AM


Backwoods camping and you snagged yourself a nice fish? You can have good old English fish and chips without the fuss of making a batter or needing vats of boiling water. Now all you need for this awesome campfire recipe is a bag...

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Campfire Bread In A Can Recipe

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 2:00 PM

The ability to make bread on your camping trip is an awesome super power that will provide fresh, warm, delicious bread no matter how long your trip is. You can bake this campfire bread in an empty can or use your camping pot. Baking bread is super easy and breaking...

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The Best Natural Insect Repellents For Your Next Wooded Excursion

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 11:41 AM

Venture into the woods in the summer, and your conviction to 'be more natural' goes flying out the window as the bugs come flying in. Soon you're interspersing your body slap 'bug dance' with sprays of chemical repellents that are all good and well until some gets in your mouth....

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10 Camping Hacks To Make Cooking Outdoors Easier

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2016 | 12:44 PM

As Jack Frost throws the last of his winter tantrums, our thoughts turn to spring and the start of the camping season. While most of you fend off the winter blues with camping plans, we feel like it's time to recap some vital thoughts on campfire cooking.

For starters,...

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8 Brilliant Things To Do Before You Go To Work In The Morning

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 8:14 AM

Want to start your day off just right? Doing just a few of the things on this list will help you get your day off to a good start and you'll have better focus and patience for the rest of the day.

Stretch like a cat every...

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How Matcha Tea Is Making The World A Better Place

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 3:32 PM

Matcha powdered green tea is so hot right now. If it weren't green, it would be the new black. From Hollywood stars to Starbucks, everyone is going gaga about matcha. But just what is all the fuss about anyway?

Far from being a new food fad, matcha tea has been...

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Instructions For A DIY Home Energy Audit

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 3:53 PM

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. Investing in making your home more efficient and more comfortable will save you money in the long term and will reduce...

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5 Things You Can Cook On A Stick That Aren't Weiners

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 1:37 PM

Whether you're braving the cold for a night under the stars, or you're warming yourself by the fireplace, there's no need to waste all that sweet, sweet heat. Cook yourself up a meal over those roaring flames and enjoy that special 'barbecue' taste you only get from an open fire....

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6 Brilliant Winter Camping Hacks

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 3:19 PM

Just because Jack Frost is camping out on your front lawn doesn't mean you can't head out into the wild yourself. Winter camping can be a great way to get outside and an even better excuse for extreme cuddling.

This is the winter of our discount tent

In preparation for...

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Mowing the Lawn Is Bad For Your Health

(25) Comments | Posted July 11, 2015 | 8:57 AM

I woke up this morning to find that summer had slipped in quietly during the night and made itself at home; a most welcome houseguest. And as I took my morning walk in the sultry air, the usual birdsong was joined by the white noise of cicadas and the pervasive...

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Small Towns Beat Big Cities

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2015 | 8:20 AM

I've moved out. Way out, to the very edge of things. Here the spring grass sprouts underfoot and the songbirds are so robust you feel like banging on the wall and telling them to turn that down. But you don't.

It's spring now and the apple trees are thick with...

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Campfire Bannock Recipe

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 12:33 PM

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.

The modern version of...

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