I recall years when I swam on Victoria Day weekend, or at least got dunked, and my kids usually do the same. A right of spring I suppose and a way to kick off that summer feeling.
No one but the dog has been in the water so far this year.
But just because we're having a read more
My earliest ice cream memories are of the sound of the bell on the ice cream truck.
I remember the thrill and anticipation.
But I don’t remember the actual ice cream truck. And I have no memories of actually buying an ice cream at the side of the road.
It all mak read more
Go ahead, invite a crowd for supper
Here on the East Coast the forecast for the Labour Day weekend is fantastic. It’s hard to think about the kids going back to school when it’s 28 F, which is just fine with me. I plan to soak up all that summer has to offer this holiday w read more
Do you have any cookie recipes from your childhood that can transport you back in time?
This recipe does that for me. The smell of these cardamom scented gingersnaps baking makes me feel like I’m about five years old again, and nibbling one takes me back to the kit read more
Packed with protein, fibre and lots of flavour, Almond Butter Energy Bars bars are perfect for those days when you’re on the go.
This is how I coax my kids to go on hikes when we’re away on vacation…
Find a local bakery and let them choose snacks for the hike.
These oven baked spareribs are an effortless treat. They take all of five minutes to put together and then bake in the oven for about 2 hours. All you need to do is baste them a few times.
This is a recipe from my childhood, one of those memorable meals that my mom would ma read more
3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
¼ tsp. thyme
1/4 cup Crosby's Fancy Molasses
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 dozen cooked meatballs
Blend the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and add to the meatball read more
Did you discover any new family favourite recipes last year?
Having a good stash of wholesome recipes is the key to eating well. Whether you love to cook or or just love to eat, creating a list of go-to recipes can make life a whole lot easier.
If you want to create, or read more
I had to scrape ice off my windshield this morning.
I’m thinking, may be it was just a bad dream and our rush to the school bus at 7:30 this morning really didn’t include dealing with ice on the windshield.
It was a shock, like a bonk on the head.
That, my friends, read more
Make a healthy version of a chocolate cake: Chocolate beet cake is moist, chocolaty and refined-sugar-free.
Baking with natural sweeteners
Plain old sugar has its place in baking. It’s easy to cook with and does the job of sweetening whatever it is you’re making but I t read more