Tags archives: Food

  • Take the party outside! My tips for simple outdoor entertaining.

  • Literally the moment Spring has sprung, I just itch to sit outside and read a book, to eat outside, really to do anything outside. I love the changing of the seasons and welcome all the freshness that Spring brings, like forsythia. As avid entertainers, one of my favourite spots to entertain is in the yard during the warmer months. A good meal, great friends, maybe a bonfire, and a healthy[...]
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

  • You know when you find a meal that is not only super tasty but also super easy to put on the table? I know....I know, they are few and far between.  Or at least, I make it a few times and then I get bored.  Or the awesome-factor of the food wanes and it's no longer a super great meal it's just food.  Food is fine, but I prefer to pat my belly when I'm done and say, "mmmm, that was gooooood." We[...]
  • Cuba travel tips for Canadians

  • Updated January 2017 We've been lucky enough to travel to Cuba three times recently and I must say, I love it.  We've had fantastic weather each time and overall had very smooth (and worry free) travel experiences.  What definitely made this most recent trip even better however, was all the knowledge we had going in based on our previous experiences.  A few friends asked for some tips, so I fig[...]
  • Winter Weekend Menu: Girls just wanna have fun edition

  •   Girls weekend! Didn't just reading that make you happy? That's what girls weekends do, they make you happy.  If you haven't had one in a while send a note to all your friends and plan one right now.  This very second.  You have my permission to look away from this post for a sec.  It will be worth it.  BUT then, come back here and finish reading the post because I've got your wint[...]
  • My most used cookbooks

  • Just like a good novel, I love a good cookbook.  Over the years I've amassed (and purged to refine) quite the collection.  With such an amazing world of food blogs, recipe sites, magazines, and friends, the cookbook still holds a strong attachment for me.  I love adding my notes and changes on the pages.  Some cookbooks get pulled out for dinner party planning, but others come out on a much more r[...]
  • Responsible Dog Owners and what they look like

  • What does a responsible dog owner look like? While we all have varying degrees of standards of what we find is and isn't acceptable, there are some basics I think we can all agree on.  And if you don't agree, clearly you're wrong.  Just kidding.  Kind of.  When it comes to a dog's health and happiness, I don't mess around. So, here are things a responsible dog owner does before even gett[...]
  • I'm McLovin' the new #CertifiedMighty

  • You might have guessed this post has something to do with McDonald's, and you'd be right.  McD's is my guilty pleasure.  A pleasure I'm happy to indulge in and shout out loudly.  So when I was invited to join them at their Canadian head office for the launch of their new burger, I jumped.  I love burgers.  We all know this. I also love Big Mac's.  Anyone who has taken a road trip with me kn[...]
  • Simple Summer Entertaining, Fiesta-style w/ @ElectroluxCAN

  • My head hurts just a wee bit, but I'm smiling ear to ear from a great visit with great friends on Friday night.  DH and I hosted a dinner party of 14, and boy was it a FIESTA! It was the perfect summer evening and we were able to eat outside, which was heavenly. (I would like to thank my DH for posting this pic to his Instagram. For the record, I am not picking my nose. Seinfeld fans ... #no[...]
  • Lilacs and other loves lately...

  • This time of year is one of my favourites.  It's lilac season.  Their scent is .... perfect.  It also reminds me of having tea parties with my Nana in her back yard.  The lilac bush in her yard was GIGANTIC. I fill the rooms in our house with fresh bundles every couple of days until they sadly decide it's time to go for another year. Having them in the bathroom is the best kind of 'natur[...]
  • 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[...]
  • My dog is a celebrity!

  • So I've been keeping a secret in for a while and I can't even say how exciting it is to write this post, to share the BIG news!!  There is no font or ALL CAPS big enough.  This is so exciting!:) Hermann-Maier is a celebrity!!! Our sweet Hermann, the oldest of our dogs, is going to be appearing on EVERY package of Rayne dog food!! Well, to be more specific... the kangaroo variety he and Eddie[...]
  • Tips for feeding a happy healthy dog

  • Brace yourself, I'm about to brag. Our dogs are very well behaved. This isn't really my doing though, it's DH's.  He is officially "Master Trainer".  And for the dogs, he rules the roost. For us the dog training bible is The Art of Raising a Puppy, by the Monks of New Skete.  And the key to dogs is consistency, both in routine and appreciation for good behaviour (and discipline for ne[...]