The Dichotomous Wife

homemaking in a modern world


I’ve been a magazine junkie ever since I landed my first decent-paying job as a teenager and could FINALLY afford to buy stacks of them each month on my own dime. Even though I’ve slowed down my consumption in recent years (and my interests have strayed from high fashion to home décor and organization), I still look forward to a good magazine reading binge. […]

Green Veg and Fruit Smoothie

While doing a bit of filing and shredding this weekend in preparation for tax season, I ran across a not-yet-posted recipe created in our kitchen LAST SUMMER. Pretty sad, right? Let’s use this as the perfect excuse to make a delicious smoothie, put on a playlist of upbeat tunes, and go tackle some more Spring […]

Took a Big Two-Month Break

Because, well, sometimes you just have to. It all started with a wonderful mini-holiday to Niagara Falls at Christmas, and then turned into two months of nothingness and low productivity. I got sick shortly after we returned, then my husband was sick, things at work got crazy-busy, and then I got sick again with a two-week […]

Tip #6: Know Your Fats

In the quest for increased shelf-life and cheap, spreadable products (such as margarine), modern food science has really tinkered with the substance and quality of fats used in our current food supply. Much of what is consumed in terms of processed foods every day has been rendered unhealthy at best, and at worst, unsafe — even to the point […]

TDW Favourites Are Back!

Yay! My list of favourites has been revived, re-edited, and (finally!) re-posted! If you know of a product or service that you feel I would love, adore, and generally want to marry (if I weren’t married already), please leave it in the comments below! If you own or work for a small business that is making or […]

Merry Mary

A new TDW signature cocktail just in time for the holiday season! Enjoy this “cleaner” version of the timeless Bloody Mary with guests and loved ones. INGREDIENTS: 4 oz. vodka (the upper-shelf stuff, such as Grey Goose, is best) 12 oz. organic tomato juice or vegetable cocktail (low sodium) ¼ to ½ tsp wasabi paste 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice (reserve wedge […]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth

WAIT…! DON’T THROW THOSE OUT! Whoa there! You almost threw perfectly good ingredients into the trash! (So glad I got here in time!) Things like the celery greens and bell pepper tops you never use, the weird “rooty” ends of carrots, and any other ugly, sad, and/or questionable pieces of vegetable you would normally cast aside can still be of […]

Went to the Aga Khan Museum

And I have to say, it was one of the cleanest arts facilities I have ever been to in my life! The structural lines were clean, the exhibition curation was clean, and even the bathrooms were sparkling clean! What’s that? Why was I there? Sorry… right! Sam and I bought last minute tickets (nothing like the […]