Monday, 29 February 2016

Episode 133 - February 27, 2016

I got tired of hearing stories about government-sponsored Syrian refugees stuck in hotels and needing help so I decided to volunteer and if that interests you - you can help a family too! Pay chats with Virginia Johnson who is working to match volunteers and families who could use some help settling in Canada. Tune in to find out how you can donate time to show people around, and if you have furniture to donate, the Furniture Bank could use your gently used goods and pass them on to someone who could use it.

What are the do's and don'ts when it comes to home renos? Designer Melissa Davis shares her money and time-saving tips when it comes to hiring a designer, trades and what to look for when getting help renovating your home. Plus the surprising low-cost decor fix she says gives you a great return on investment!

Monday, 22 February 2016

Episode 132 - February 20, 2016

Do you remember how exciting it was to get a new book when you were a kid? Give that feeling to a kid who loves to read but may not be able to own a book of their own.
A Good Book Drive is hoping to collect 1000 new kids books for the Children's Book Bank in Toronto.
Radio host Lana Gay and Lindsay Timmins (Children's Book Bank) join the show to share stories of how a new storybook can make a huge difference in a kid's life.
And somehow two of three people in studio end up crying...

If you find health, dental or travel insurance confusing - you're not alone. Gavin Prout from Special Benefits Insurance Services breaks down what to look for when searching for personal insurance and the difference in coverage plans. Plus, why you'd be a fool to leave the country without travel insurance.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Episode 131 - February 13, 2016

You don't have to live in the country or have a big yard to have some chickens! Food writer and author, Signe Langford joins the show to tell you all you need to know about having backyard hens and the perks of always having fresh eggs.

The best way to keep your gals healthy and comfortable and tips on cooking the best eggs (and when fresh isn't always best.) Plus, the best type of eggs to buy at the grocery store.

And if you're looking to add some art to your home or want to invest - the Artist Project is a great place to meet budding artists and pick up some unique pieces.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Episode 130 - February 6, 2016

Chef Claudio Aprile (Origin restaurants) joins the show to talk about food, his favourite hidden gems, and the new season of MasterChef Canada.
Plus, a hint at his new restaurant....

Ladies who love beer, or just think they might kind of like beer - have a welcoming environment to enjoy and learn about local craft beer with bevies put on by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies. Renee Navarro talks about starting the series of events with 4 other Toronto women, how you can attend an event, what's there, the brews you can try and what to expect. (Spoiler: a really good time, unique craft beer and new pals.)But men are not left out! Tune in to find out more!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Episode 129 - January 30, 2016

What food are you going to see more of that is actually full of nutrients?

Pay chats with Jarrod Goldin from Entomo Farms about farming edible insects, why they're good for you and why they're better for the environment. Plus, Pay tries the new desserts from Summerhill Market made with ground crickets and mealworms.

Want to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a lower price than what's at the grocery store? Want to get your kids to learn about growing and preparing healthy food? Find out what programs and services FoodShare offers and how you can score healthy food at a discount.
And if you're looking for a way to support their programs AND have a tasty night out - consider buying a ticket to Recipes for Change on February 25th.