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The Perfect Christmas Gift for your Family

Ross Petty

I love Christmas. I am one of those people that loves everything about it. I listen to the radio station that plays Christmas music, I welcome the Christmas aisles at the department store, and I decorate my house until my husband makes me stop. Don’t worry, I wait until after Remembrance Day. That’s long enough, […]

Canada Day Coconut Rhubarb Cake

coconut rhubarb cake

Every Canada Day our family goes to the cottage.  This year will be our 10th annual Canada Day party with a bunch of our good friends, 18 to be exact.  People are littered throughout the cottage, the yard, the river and the lake. There is a croquet tournament each year (which I have not won […]

Cream of Cauliflower Soup (Without the Cream!)

creamy cauliflower soup

You know that soup you always order when you go out? That house specialty…Cream of *something yummy* soup? Do you know why it’s SO GOOD? It’s full of butter and cream. (No surprise, really) And I’m not saying you can’t have that delicious soup sometimes. Not at all. But if you’re craving a warm, creamy […]

Why You Should Eat More Greens

green pasta supreme

No matter the time of year, it’s important to eat more green, leafy vegetables. Canadian just don’t get enough of these delicious foods and there are more to choose from than just spinach, kale, and broccoli. Get out to your local farmers market or grocery store and buy something green. Check it out, chop it […]

Run Away and Join the Circus!

shrine circus

Did I ever tell you about that time that I almost joined a circus? I was backpacking across Australia (longer ago than I would like to admit) and I saw an ad for a horse groomer (and camel groomer and goat groomer) for a travelling circus…and I thought: “This could be a FANTASTIC way to see […]

Family Time at Ripley’s Aquarium

family time

Yesterday I pulled my kids out of school to take them to the Aquarium. Some parents think it’s very irresponsible of me…but personally, I believe having some family time can be more important than going to school. Not all the time, but sometimes! And it’s ONE day. A recent study showed children should learn mainly through play until […]