Ok you guys – can we just talk for a minute about @nadagrocery??? The kids and I were so excited to be in the vicinity that before we left for our run at 6:30AM, we loaded up our Zero Waste grocery gear, so we could check it out, and it did NOT disappoint!! Oh my gosh! The space is open, clean, bright and white. There are swings and colouring books for the kids, and everything is so beautifully displayed, yet there is absolutely not more out than needs to be.
My daughter was thrilled to fill a jar with local honey from East Van, and my son filled another with organic, extra virgin olive oil from a gorgeous decanter. In the end, we had EXACTLY what we needed for week, no plastic, no ties, no anything that we didn’t absolutely need. The tare scales at the front ensure that you are not charged for your jars… it is Zero Waste heaven!
My son said that he wants to shop there every week, because it’s not too busy and it is so peaceful.
And my favourite part, after all of the above?? We left the store with our reusable bags and baskets full, and only spent $148… on all organic foods. Seriously.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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