Pasta

Meal Plan June 27, 2016

You may think we’re throwing a curve ball into this week’s plan by including a slow cooker dinner but listen up! Summer is actually the best time to use our

Videos

Why I Love This Video & Know You Will, Too

This makes me happy for three reasons: It stars Esme and Scarlett, Ceri and Laura’s enchanting daughters. Not only do I think it’s pretty cool that Ceri and Laura get to work with their families from time to time, I find few things more enjoyable than listening to kids chat with each other, particularly when it pertains to a rather complex topic. (Scarlett giving Esme modelling/acting

Recipes

Spaghetti with Pancetta and Spinach

My life as a mother is definitely made easier by social media outlets like youtube, Instagram and Twitter. It’s also made a lot harder by those on-line distractions. The obvious way it has made my life more difficult is I have a feeling I’d be better mother if my daughter didn’t have to ask me three times to look up

Uncategorised

Video Interlude: Ceri and Laura make fish tacos with strawberries (really?!)

Did everyone receive our newsletter last week? (It’s never too late to sign up! Just scroll down a little and look to the right….) I included one of my favourite videos of Ceri and Laura showing us how strawberries and fish go perfectly together. Something I never would have thought of. I am not usually a fan of fruit in

Articles

Sponsored Post: Triple Flip Girls Clothes

My daughter Scarlett at a pretty young age started asserting her style. As a toddler, there was a long period of tutus and rain boots, then a no-pants, only skirts or dresses, pre-schooler stage and, if you ask me, a way too lengthy leggings only era in early second grade. Now, at 9, she still loves to establish her personality

Herbs

Meal Plan May 24, 2016

Hey Meal Planners, what’s up? I couldn’t decided whether Monday was part of the weekend (Canadians have a long weekend for Queen Victoria’s birthday) or the week. I decided to keep it in next week’s plan but am putting a burger there so if you’re taking a long weekend it will fit in with your vibe. And what a burger

Strategies

Running Out of Lunch Ideas? Try These Dinner Hacks

It never fails: Just as I begin to see the light at the end of the school year–and the dog days of summer ahead–lunches seem to get more redundant. I am so sick of making the same old thing over and over again, and I’m sure my kids would say that my level of enthusiasm and creativity has all but diminished. Have

Interviews

A Quick Bite with Stacie Billis

Without a doubt, one of the best things about having SPC has been the new world of amazing food and family writers it has introduced me to. Pre-SPC, I read and followed lots of them but now I’m lucky enough to call some of my favourites friends. In my previous life as an editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine I would

Spices

Meal Plan May 16, 2016

My goal with this week’s meal plan is pretty simple: a smaller grocery bill. I know I’m not breaking any news by saying that grocery prices are going through the roof. How can it be that I’m feeling like a winner if I keep our weekly bill under $300?! It’s bonkers. So, I’ve put together a lineup of dinners that