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Collaborating with HGTV.ca on a Canada Day Bash Profile

I have been so busy lately that I forgot to tell you about this great experience. In an interview, I shared my thoughts on designing a fun Canada Day Party. You also get from the team of HGTV.ca useful tips to make your Canada Day Bash the best outdoor party with ideas for invitations, drinks, music and safety.

I do not want to say more, just go and read the fabulous article written by Nadine Anglin that you will find on HGTV.ca Web site. Thank you again for this opportunity.

Link: Party Profile: Canada Day Bash by Nadine Anglin on HGTV.ca

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Support for the Stop the Net campaign by WWF Canada

WWF Launches Campaign against Bycatch

Everybody has a cause; mine is the wildlife and nature. I am taking about it on my blog because what I have to say concern food.

I am against some green organizations that only want to make headlines but do not have a coherent track record. That is why I opt to support the WWF Canada organization. They protect endangered species (tigers and polar bears for example), make genuine gestures to protect nature and they do take into account the needs of the human population.

WWF Canada sets a small number of annual goals, based on the overall impact of these initiatives on the environment and the wildlife. Since I started supporting them, WWF Canada had an impressive track record.

Stop the Net campaign by WWF Canada

WWF Canada just launches a new marketing campaign for something that is dear to my heart. We are taking about the commercial fishing practices. The problem is how many fish, turtles, mammals and birds get killed when the net is thrown out to get your choice for dinner. This is called bycatch. We know that some level of bycatch is unavoidable but the current practices are far further up.

You have to understand that the commercial fishing practices for ground fish species have not really evolved over the last 400 years. The number of boats and the size of the population have grown exponentially over that period.

Overfishing, poor stock management plus the bycatch have depleted the stock level of many ocean fish species. WWF Canada wants to rectify the situation by increasing regulations in Canada and with our NATO partners. They also want better tools to insure the stocks of fish for all species are at acceptable levels.

To know more, I invite you to go visit the Stop the Net campaign Web site. You can watch TV ads, radio ads and print ads. To help you make your opinion, you get access to many reports on this important matter. WWF Canada cleverly set its messages in tasteful advertising materials. Go take a look, the upcoming generations will thank you.

Link: Stop the Net campaign from WWF Canada Web site
Via: WWF Launches Campaign against Bycatch on TreeHugger blog

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Welcome to My World, O My Beloved. Don’t Bring Your Stuff

Illustration by Juliette Borda

The illustration by the award-winning gouache painter Juliette Borda captures the feeling. The title says it all. Henry Alford publishes today on The New York Times a humoristic article on the reality of a grown up couple moving in together.

I am proud of my home décor. I like to be the one in charge. So I can relate to this funny story portraying the challenge of inviting your lover to live in your apartment. Past memories have surfaced. The best situation is to move to a new dwelling where both partners can put a little of themselves into the place.

Take a moment; relieve the stress of your day by getting a few laughs with this story. You are invited if you bring nothing.

Link: Web site of illustrator Juliette Borda
Link: Welcome to My World, O My Beloved. Don’t Bring Your Stuff on The New York Times
Via: House & Home Roundup: 03.22.07 on Apartment Therapy NYC blog

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Less skiing, more blogging

I hurt myself while skiing last Saturday. As I cannot walk without crutches for the next two weeks, I will be putting more time in front on my computer. Instead of cooking, I will share with you my favourite recipes, some of my own creations and some from other chefs (professionals and amateurs). Stay tune!

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Welcome to my blog

my blog about entertaining at home and stylish living

my blog about entertaining at home and stylish living

I am glad to start a new blog in English. I have produced a blog in French, my mother language, since 2005. Since most of my articles talked about cooks, books, TV shows and blogs written in English, it makes more sense to start writing in English. So here I come.

For more details about the purpose of this blog, read about At Home with Kim Vallee.