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5 Ways to Get Excited for Back to School

August 30th, 2014 by

5 Ways to get your Kids Excited for Back to School

As a parent with school aged kids, nobody is more excited about back to school time than me.  Summer has been lovely and it came to an end all too soon, but there’s something wonderful about the routine of fall days too.  If your kids are kicking and screaming that they don’t want to go …more

Aug #4 Quinoa Kale Salad

August 27th, 2014 by

Quinoa and Kale Salad Recipe

I’m a big fan of using kale in salads: not only is it really good for you (and most people I know have gotten used to its stronger-than-lettuce flavour by now), but it’s much hardier than lettuce, which means if you make a great big salad in the evening the leftovers are going to be …more


August 26th, 2014 by

Five Fantastic BBQ Recipes To Try Before Summer Ends

Oh summer, please stay with us just a little while longer! We have more flowers to enjoy, more lakes to swim in and more food to BBQ! Granted, we Canadian’s barbeque well into winter (and some of us BBQ all year long) but it is definitely more enjoyable in the summer. Our houses are too …more

grilled flank steak

August 23rd, 2014 by

5 steps for a Perfectly Grilled Flank Steak

Flank steak is one of those ingredients that you come upon in the meat aisle, ponder for 2 seconds, and then promptly dismiss to move on to something more familiar.  While it needs to be treated rather specifically it isn’t that hard to cook a flank steak on the grill.  Flank steak has a wonderful …more


August 22nd, 2014 by

4 Twists on S’mores Your Kids Will love!

We have one more long weekend coming up before it’s back to school time and a lot of us will be heading out to campgrounds for one last weekend in the great outdoors. There’s almost nothing as tasty as good old fashioned s’mores made over the campfire while camping. That said, there are a lot …more

Health & Wellness
7 ways to make healthy school lunches

August 21st, 2014 by

7 Ways to Make Your Kids’ Lunches Healthier

It’s that time of year! If your kids haven’t been going to day camps all summer, you’ve likely enjoyed having two months where you haven’t had to pack the dreaded school lunch. School lunches are a sore point for many families — as a parent it’s demoralizing to pack a balanced assortment of food and …more

Zesty Corn Refrigerator Relish

August 19th, 2014 by

Zesty Refrigerator Relish

I don’t eat a lot of corn year round.  I push aside the cans in our pantry in search of other ingredients and it never occurs to me that I should buy it frozen.  But when the summer corn season comes we buy fresh, silky ears and boil it up.  I love it simply with …more


August 16th, 2014 by

Three Mistakes You’re Making When You Grocery Shop

Many Canadians complain about the rising price of food, but with as much as 30 to 40% of the food we buy being thrown out, there are plenty of ways we can decrease our grocery bills with some smarter shopping. We all tend to buy things that we don’t end up eating, either because of …more


August 14th, 2014 by

Saskatoon Berry Crisp

Oh, Saskatoon season, how we Canadians love thee! I wait all year for Saskatoon season to arrive so my kitchen can be filled with pies, jams and more! The Saskatoon berry (also known as a serviceberry) is such an integral part of our Canadian farm heritage and almost everyone I know has had Saskatoon pie …more

Three Ways to Use Peaches

August 12th, 2014 by

Three Ways to Use Peaches

When it comes to summer fruits, I am very firmly Team Peach. Peaches are diverse enough to be used in both savory meals and desserts and I’ve been using them as much as possible lately. Whatever you’re planning to do with them, be sure to pick peaches that are ripe if you’re planning to use …more