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September: The New January


I’ve been talking about this a lot with my clients and colleagues lately and it seems to be true. Do you agree? Is September the new January? September has always been centred around “Back to School” and focused on kids, but in recent years, doesn’t September seem to be a time for everyone to press […]

Chipotle Maple Corn on the Cob

maple chipotle corn

I admit it. I’m one of “those” people. You’ve seen them. At BBQs, cottages, fairs, or rib-fests around the city… You know who I’m talking about. The ones eating ALL THE CORN. They chow down like they’ve never had corn before, claiming “it’s the BEST CORN EVER!”, making strange grunting noises while they eat. That’s […]

Dairy-free Homemade Popsicles

dairy free popsicles

It’s hot. I’m not complaining. I’m really not. I will take sweltering-scorching-everything-is-sticking-to-me heat over winter any day. I will. Which means I get to complain about the cold… But that’s not what this post is about. It’s hot. Which means I get to be outside more and ice cold treats are MANDATORY. But that shouldn’t […]

Seasonal and Local: June

farmers market

June is the month when the weather really begins to warm up and we start thinking about barbeques, eating outside and fresh, local produce. It’s still too early to find corn and tomatoes at the side of the road, but asparagus is still in full swing and now we can add some other delicious fruits […]

Free Fun with your Kids

bike riding

The air is warm, the flowers are coming up, we can finally fire up the BBQ and stand beside it while the food cooks instead of running inside and setting a timer so we don’t forget our food is outside. I love this time of year. The kids come home from school and we immediately […]

WILD for blueberries!

Sometimes in the middle of winter, I need a little reminder that spring and summer exist. Nothing crazy, no lavish vacations (although that would be nice), just something to wake up my senses and say: “Oh yah!! Sunshine is super awesome.” When I lived in Petawawa, I was lucky to live near a wild blueberry […]

Summer Quinoa Salad

We have made the move. From small town to big city. And I couldn’t be happier. I have been wanting this move for years and it’s finally happened. FINALLY! It’s almost surreal. So now that we’re home, naturally, we want to see all of our friends. And when they come over, it’s so nice out, […]