What We’re Lovin’ for April

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What Jenn’s Lovin’

RICARDO Magazine

If you know me, you know I’m not a paper person. I prefer to consume my content on digital devices. From online print media, to ebooks, to podcasts, to video learning, to recipes and my new favourite; audio books. Paper is just not my jam. There are four exceptions: I love to read paper books at the beach (I love how the pages get worn, puff up and I spill things on them), I love my Chatbooks, I love a few select well worn cookbooks and lastly I love when my RICARDO print magazine arrives in the mail. The magazine is Canadian, visually beautiful, it has personality and it’s filled with exciting to me content. Oh and if you ever get to meet Ricardo in person, well, ‘nuf said…trust me, you’ll love the magazine even more!


What Lynn’s Lovin’

April Fool’s Day!

I am a little bit of a trickster and love playing practical jokes, tricks, and pranks on this special day.  Food tricks are my favourite! I don’t mean anything mean or wasteful like switching salt for sugar, – but rather fun ‘substitutions’ like roasted carrots for hotdogs, a carved watermelon as a cake filling, or apple slices topped with nut butter for donuts. For endless ideas be sure to check out the internet.  Have fun on this special day and let me know what you have come up with!

Why not try simple and healthy (and delicious) like Roasted Spaghetti Squash.

What Ellen’s Lovin’

Chef Ned Bell

Ned Bell and his cookbook Lure is what I’m lovin’ this month as we celebrate Earth month.  Earth Month has me thinking — what are we doing as a community to be sustainable?  For some, sustainability is a buzz word but, for farmers who grow ingredients, it’s a way of life.  I had the chance to learn about farmed fish from Chef Ned Bell. He shared, “when it comes to seafood, sustainable species are abundant, resilient and harvested in a way that does not damage the marine ecosystem.”

Ned encourages people to dive deeper past the headlines and ask why, how and who.  It’s great advice to learn about so many things.

Lure Cookbook - Ned Bell

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131 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin’ for April

  1. it means to maintain a certain level, like with green spaces and wetlands to make sure they survive and are looked after

  2. To me, sustainable means done in a way that we can expect to be able to do it the same way indefinitely!

  3. It means living within the resources of the planet without damaging the environment now or in the future, creating an economic system that provides for quality of life while renewing the environment and its resources.

  4. It means that the resource is renewable and the planet is not being damaged or destroyed by using the item in question. As well. No chemicals are used to harm the environment

  5. The title of the book “Lure” made me think of the old “Andy Griffith Show” Andy Taylor & his son Opie (a young Ron Howard) with their fishing poles heading to the fishing hole.

  6. Oops. I didn’t realize we had to answer a question. Sustainability means raising food sources that can be renewed. Not over fishing everything in sight & young Fish don’t grow old enough to spawn & species go extinct.

  7. To think ahead and use & reuse but recycle as much as possible. I hate waste so donate goods I no longer want & buy other donated goods so the money gets used for good & helping purpose.

  8. Sustainability means growing/producing enough to replace what you use so that you don’t deplete the world more than you invest in it so that it is living and productive for the future, too.

  9. sustainability means using a little of what we need and leaving a lot behind to maintain crops or stocks or resources to grow and flourish for future years

  10. Sustainability means making returning the earth to as natural as possible. Making things better, not worse.

  11. It means to no use everything up at once for there is nothing left for the future. Use only what you need to practice habits that encourage growth of resources.

  12. Write out of the dictionary: avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. Let’s take care of the planet…

  13. Sustainability means being able to provide the necessities of life for me and my family.
    It means not having to choose between paying for food/medicine/housing/etc each month.
    It means not having to rely on others to take care of me.

  14. Sustainability means that my grand children’s children’s children will be able to enjoy all the amazing things and more that we enjoy today

  15. Sustainability means to me (ideally) contributing in a positive way to the environment more than I am taking.

  16. We know we need to use our natural resources but that doesn’t mean we don’t replant or renew or recycle.

  17. Sustainability means:
    Living within our resources of the planet without damaging the environment now or in the future. Creating a world where everyone is able to have full-filling lives.

  18. It means not exploiting the earth’s natural resources to protect our environment for future generations.

  19. To me it means being mindful of how we use our resources so that we can prolong their lifespan and protect them.

  20. It means to renew, to make sure that a product can be grown year after year, without causing damage/failure to the surroundings.

  21. It means not depleting the resources we have, including food sources. We must replenish what we use so that future generations will have a supply.

  22. It means doing as much as you can personally or with local people, without relying on huge companies.

  23. To me, sustainability means living so that what we consume does not vastly exceed what we contribute. It is to take care of our planet so that our planet can continue to take care of us. In a sustainable world, there is a harmonious and healthy equilibrium between the Earth and all of its inhabitants.

  24. It means working as diligently as you can to better the resources of the earth that we are leaving behind for our children.

  25. Sustainability means protecting our natural resources and using them judiciously so that they will be present for future generations.

  26. Sustainability means creating an economic system that provides for quality of life while renewing the environment and its resources.

  27. I think it means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs!

  28. So many things come to mind: Greening our world. Making it better for the next generation. Recycling as much as possible. Reducing my consumer footprint. And my favorite thing to do: Re – purpose things. For example, take a broken mug and turn it into a pretty little houseplant pot!!!!

  29. To me it means using natural resources as little as possible. Recycle or reuse everything that we possibly can. We are stewards of this earth and should respect it.

  30. Don’t over drain our resources. Use only enough so that the remaining product isn’t in danger of disappearing.

  31. To me sustainable means not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources at the same time supporting long term ecological balance.

  32. Sustainability to me means using the resources around us conservatively and wisely so that they can be maintained for years to come.

  33. Sustainability means not being wasteful. Not making more garbage than necessary, not overbuying groceries, eating every part of animals and produce, not taking our luxuries for granted- heat, water, electricity.

  34. means living within the resources of the planet without damaging the environment now or in the future. Using only things you need. Minimize wastage.

  35. Sustainability means to not use things faster than they can reproduce and without damaging their ability to reproduce.

  36. Hi.. I am leaving another reply as I don’t see my name on the list. Sustainability means living within the resources of the planet without damaging the environment now or in the future.

  37. Sustainability means limiting the use of non-renewable resources and using renewable resources wherever possible so resources are available for future generations.

  38. Sustainability means leaving the earth and the fields that products I buy in are farmed in in the same, if not better condition than before they were farmed. It means supporting responsible farming practices and protecting our environment for generations to come. It means putting my money where my mouth is as a consumer, and buying products that support responsible farming.

  39. Sustainability means being able to have resources for our children and childrens children. Protecting our resources for the future!

  40. Earth month makes me proud to be part of the globe. There is so much that we can do and must do for our future generations. As a parent, it is very important that I do my part and I hope that others feel the same way. I want to leave this planet a better place then when I arrived. Start with awareness. Pay attention. Stop being wasteful. Share things. What might be garbage to you may be something useful to someone else. But my favorite thing to do is re-purpose something. For instance, a broken clay pot becomes a bunch of clay shards to plant at the bottom of your other plant pots to help with moisture and watering.

  41. Sustainability is important for many reasons including: Environmental Quality – In order to have healthy communities, we need clean air, natural resources, and a nontoxic environment. Growth – UNTHSC’s enrollment continues to grow, so we require more resources such as energy, water, and space.

  42. I love hiking and being in nature. I’m always respectful of the environment and try to leave it cleaner then I found it.

  43. I love the earth by recycling and re-using as much as possible. We also participate in our neighborhood clean-ups every year.

  44. It means to not use everything up at once so there is nothing left for the future. Use only what you need and practice habits that encourage growth and conservation of resources.

  45. Sustainability means to living within the resources of the planet without damaging the environment 🙂 I love the Earth by recycling and keeping the Earth clean 🙂

  46. Sustainability is so important for future generations and it hits home to me as a parent who wants the world to be a better place for my own children. It is as easy as re-purposing something in your house that no longer works as it should. For instance, I have taken broken mugs and teacups and fashioned them into pretty little planters for houseplants. I have also taken old kettles that are grungy and use them as watering cans outside.

  47. I love the earth by not leaving my garbage around. I love reducing, recycling and reusing. I love refurbishing using natural products.

  48. Recycling and using refillable water bottles as well as using cloth bags for groceries, planting trees, all for a cleaner better earth!

  49. My family and I make a conscientious effort to always do whatever we can to recycle, reduce and reuse what we can; we use water carefully, power as well. Just this week, we installed solar panels on our home (super expensive up front, but the cost savings will be amazing and we feel great about helping the environment and reducing our footprint).

  50. I love the earth by donating old clothing & household items, recycling, composting & just enjoying the beauty of what our planet has to offer. My favorite thing is to go camping & explore the trees, lakes, & wildlife. So peaceful.

  51. I try to reduce my carbon footprint. I recycle, buy local, donate things I no longer need. Decrease use of water and electricity!

  52. I recycle and reduce my carbon footprint wherever I can. I also try to purchase local and sustainable products.

  53. I try to reduce the amount of plastic I use! We use metal re-usable straws in our household, as well as re-usable bags for groceries!

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