WOW! Lapis, You are fairly close to where I am, yes, I miss Banff and Lake Louise very much, and the FRESH AIR is just so sweet! I really want to just take a week off, be there, to do sketches and paintings, hiking and cycling etc... or simply be there to enjoy the beautiful landscape, a very healing and inspiring place to be! You are very lucky Lapis!
I'm planning to get out of Calgary soon as I can for many reasons, don't like Stampede LOL, pollution is not as bad comparing to the big cities where I had lived. So, I'm actually very thankful for being here.
How did you "quit" starch? did you quit intentionally or it just happened naturally? I'm super curious!!! I don't like bread too much, but I don't reject grains and noodles etc, especially in winter. It's funny, I crave for starch, eat it, but the aftertaste always kinda turn me off.