Tags archives: friends

  • Where the 'frock' did 20 years go?

  • So a few weeks ago it was my 20 year high school reunion. via GIPHY I know right?! Where on earth did 20 years go?! Oh I know. University, life, jobs, houses, a decade trying for a baby...you know, the usual. Here's the thing though.... I'm one lucky gal because all my besties from high school are still my besties. We see each other on the regular and used this fun night as extra spec[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Meet Boomer

  • Meet Boomer. Boomer (or Boomie) is part of my girlfriend Julie's family and has been a source of constant joy ever since his entrance.   I got to spend some time with Boomie when I spent a few days at her house helping with childcare, and just fell in love.  He's a fun dog who joined me on my runs, and kept my feet warm sleeping with me at night. Boomer, like Hermann and Eddie, LOVES his[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Christmas trees & traditions

  • Christmas is definitely a time of year for traditions. Both for celebrating old ones and creating new ones. A tradition in my family is the tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree. Whether it was with my Mom and step Dad, or my Dad and step Mom, the drive to the tree farm and the adventure that ensued was always amazing. Being a family of two, DH and I continued that tradition heading[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Braised beef short rib poutine

  • I love beef short ribs. Love is an understatement. Nothing really beats warm, melt in your mouth, beefy short ribs on a cold Winter night. The house smells pretty amazing as they cook away all afternoon, and is a great smell to greet guests with after a day of skiing. We had friends over last weekend and I made us quite the treat! Braised beef short rib poutine. I mean, what gets more decadent [...]