Category archives: Food

  • Take a peak inside my drawers ;) w @ElectroluxCAN

  • I love food.  I love eating food, making food, looking at food, smelling food, and yes I even like buying food! It's such a pleasure to plan out meals, make a list, find the items you need, find items you didn't know you needed (thank you Costco!), and then re-stock the fridge. Here's the thing though. While I love grocery shopping, I really have no interest in doing it daily. Which is why I am[...]
  • Tips for easy dinner party hosting

  • I love hosting dinner parties. I love everything about it, from menu planning through to doing the dishes afterwards. A few weekends ago we hosted a great group of friends we've known for....well, forever it seems. With friends like these I want to spend as much time as I can visiting rather than worrying about food. Advance preparation is key. So, here are my tips for easy hosting duties. (Bra[...]
  • Dear 2015, Let's Do This!

  • I greeted 2015 eagerly and optimistically, and I'm reading to go:) Which is a good thing, there's lots to do! It felt so good to take almost a month away from the online world.  I was even  entirely offline for eight glorious sun filled days in Cuba #heaven.  A digital detox of sorts.  The time away fueled me, gave me time to think, reflect, and focus on what this new year will bring. I[...]
  • A summer garden party with #MolsonCDN67

  • Last weekend we had the pleasure of hosting six great friends and all their kids for a late afternoon of hanging out in the yard, enjoying good food, and great company. I was asked by #MolsonCDN67 to give their lo-cal (only 67 calories...get it?) beer a try and was generously provided some beer glasses and compensation towards a backyard get together. (Thanks Molson!) We had a full spre[...]
  • Perfect Jalapeño Poppers

  • I love spice. So when I see the perfect jalapeños for making poppers, I scoop them up! Which is what happened yesterday. All you need are jalapeños, cream cheese (I used the new PC Greek Yogurt one - and loved it!), shredded cheese, panko, green onions, an egg, and some paprika. After cutting and seeding the jalapeños, fill them with a mixture of cream cheese, shredded cheese, and sliced gr[...]
  • Weekend Brunch @StateandMain with the #GuelphBlogBrunch ladies

  • Last Sunday was another delightful edition of the #GuelphBlogBrunch.  Each brunch is at a different restaurant, so when State & Main reached out and suggested we try out their new Guelph location, we jumped! And speaking of jumping, en route that morning I spied a cute little night stand on the side of the road...so naturally, I stopped the car, jumped out, and swiftly claimed it for my[...]
  • Packing an easy picnic and what plumbing had to do with it

  • Last week we experienced some adventures in plumbing. As I've mentioned before, this is an old house....but, let's start at the beginning. A few weeks ago our kitchen sink decided to stop draining - well, it went really slowly and it left the sink a mess after doing the dishes. So...we called a plumber. It's amazing how exciting this was to me, mostly because I got a fancy new faucet for m[...]
  • Easy Summer Meals

  • I love to barbecue. We use our barbecue all year long and in the warmer months it is pretty much a daily affair. Most of my favourite summer meals are easy meals involving the barbecue and something quick and easy like a salad. Most weeks you'll find us enjoying burgers at least once, most times twice - I don't like freezing buns unless I have to. We usually enjoy our burgers with a side of [...]
  • Fiestaware obsessed

  • I have an obsession with dishes. This may be putting it mildly. There is more than one complete set in our house, and I'm guessing I have enough plates to serve 70 people+. So, yes, a mild obsession. Other people get to stock their cupboards with sippy cups, I get the fun stuff:) Some of my favourites are my Fiestaware. It's the bright colours, the way they mix and match, the way a [...]