The Tiffin Project in Vancouver – Exciting News!

As I opened this weeks Straight on the way to work I was thrilled to see that Hunter Moyes has taken on an ambitious project.  Hunter has launched what he is calling the ‘Tiffin Project’, and it is a wonderful idea.

The idea is to promote bringing your own take out container, and in turn you will save a bit of money on your favorite take out.  You can read the article here, and we will try to stay on top of developments from the ‘Tiffin Project’.  Looks like you can get your very own Tiffin at Harvest Union, and I know you can get them from our good friends at ‘The Soap Dispensary’

Bringing your own containers when you take out is a simple and very effective way to cut waste, and certainly cuts back on plastic.  Tiffins, reusable mugs and glasses, and reusable cutlery are all simple steps that reduce waste!


Make your own Toothpaste (Suprisingly Yummy!)

When we started the project there were few things we feared more then the day our toothpaste would run out.  Well, it didn’t take long, and after a bit of tinkering we have come up with a winning toothpaste recipe that is both fairly tasty, and healthy for teeth and gums.  A couple of notes on the toothpaste:

1. Toothpaste is perhaps a misnomer, it is more of a tooth solid, you will need to scoop it out with a spoon (very important – do not use your toothbrush, our friends at the local dentist office said it can lead to nasty bacterial build-up).

2. The toothpaste isn’t foamy like the stuff from the tube, but it leaves your mouth feeling really clean, and the cinnamon gives it a nice taste.

3. We use some essential oils to make your mouth feel fresh.  We sourced out some organic essential oils, but the are not meant for internal use, so as tasty as the toothpaste is, it won’t make for a good snack – please do not eat the toothpaste.

You can find the recipe on our blog here, and check out our video below!  Please let us know how you like it, and feel free to experiment, we would love to hear the flavor combinations you come up with!