We treat ourselves to a raclette oven

The raclette oven is popular right now. It is an electric hot plate with, below, a space that accommodates small pans. Slices of cheese are melted in the pans, while meats, vegetables and more are cooked on the griddle. This type of oven serves 4 to 8 people, depending on the number of pans included and the size … Read more

Choose your credit card

Things have changed a lot since the appearance of the first credit cards in the United States in the early 1950s. At the time, these pieces of cardboard only allowed you to eat in restaurants that were members of the Diners Club. Today, there are more than 200 credit cards available in Canada, according to the … Read more

Tips for reducing food packaging

Purchases to avoid Individual servings. Example: small pots of yogurt or puddings surrounded by cardboard, cheeses, cookies, and baby carrots in snack formats. Fruits and vegetables or meat and fish are placed in styrofoam trays and covered with plastic wrap. Soda, juice or water bottles are held together by plastic ties or in plastic wrap. Toothpaste … Read more

Simple tips to save energy

Heat as needed Heating represents on average 50% of the energy bill. However, it is possible to lighten the bill, while improving our comfort. To do this, we set the thermostats to 18 oC at night, or when we are away for more than two hours and to 21 when we are at home. The temperature of … Read more