Entries by Sara Cooke

Shining UV Light on Nail Art

Getting your nails done – getting a manicure and or pedicure/nail art – can be a very relaxing experience and usually tends to be a great deal more involved than just getting some nail polish. However, if you’re wanting to do a basic nail at home with regular nail polish and a gel UV top […]

Colour Temperature and Our Visual Environment

Light is what sets the tone for our visual environment. Through lighting spaces and architecture, objects and materials become visible, creating an aesthetically pleasing effect to the eye and adding a particular ambiance to an area. When it comes to illuminating an area there are three types of lighting to consider: Ambient lighting – light that […]

Organic Trends For Our Furry Friends

Having a cat as an addition to your household/family can be rewarding in many ways, but taking care of a cat can be very costly. It starts with nutritious food, then cat treats that aid in digestion and clean teeth, not to mention decent cat litter, and lest we forget the dreaded veterinary bills. If […]

Alkaline Foods for Health and Well being

What is alkaline and why do you need to be more alkaline to be healthy? It is thought that being too acidic -which in turn causes inflammation- can be a key factor in developing many sicknesses, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowels, and cancer, to name a few. Being too acidic is also not good for bone mass as the acidity can break down your bones thereby causing diseases of the bone such as osteoporosis.

With all that in mind, the question now becomes, how do we know if we are too acidic? You must test your ph levels. PH means “potential for hydrogen”, in other words, the amount of acidity or alkalinity that can be measured in a solution.


Some of the top 10 superfoods are very recognizable and likely eaten in your household on a daily basis. They are: Goji berries, broccoli, cauliflower, salmon, spinach, kale, green tea, tomatoes, strawberries, beets and ginger. Of this list, all can be grown in an indoor garden. You may be thinking, “how can I ‘grow’ salmon indoors?”.

Organic Versus Conventional

Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is the growing and cultivating of plants without the use of synthetic or chemical pest control, weeding, or fertilization, as well using organic seeds and/or seedlings.

Conventional Gardening

Conventional gardening uses synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to enhance and control the growing environment as well as using conventional seeds and seedlings that may or may not be genetically modified.