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Lisa’s Letters Home: Party Bags Made Easy

My little baby girl turned 5 recently, and she decided on a beach-themed party. Using quite a lot of imagination and wishful thinking, we had a beach party at our

By Meal Type

Chocolate and Coconut Banana Pops

I don’t know about where you live but it has been insanely hot here. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I love the heat and miss dearly in January.

Fruits

Best of 2011: Blueberry Picking Field Trip

Despite being surrounded by farmland up at our cottage, Scarlett and I rarely visit the farms. However, when we recently had friends up for a visited, I decided it was

By Ingredient

Chef Notes: Amanda’s Homemade Ricotta

I was reminded of how wonderful homemade ricotta cheese is while at a friend’s party this weekend.  Jeff’s parties are famous for many things and the pot-luck dishes are at

Round-Ups

Roundup: Summer Potluck!

There’s nothing better than a long weekend in the summer. With the beautiful weather it’s always nice to be able to head over to a barbecue, or even host one

Articles

What’s So Bad About Hot Dogs?

I know, I know….stop the presses. Hot dogs are bad for you?! Say what? We’ve all heard about what actually goes into the ubiquitous summer grill favourite (lips and… well you know, just

By Season

Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

Ever had a Sonker? How about a Slump? Or a Grunt? Do you even know what I’m talking about? (Oh, that poor Ceri Marsh, she’s finally lost her mind. Too

Strategies

Lisa’s Letters Home: A Brief History of Birthday Cakes

I have a bit of  reputation as The Baking Lady, which is entirely my fault because I post photos of my creations on Facebook. The truth is, I’m not at

Chef's Notes

Chef Notes: What’s better? All-purpose or Self-Rising Flour?

My mother and I have a running battle over which type of flour is better as a pantry staple; all purpose, or plain,  or self rising. A/P flour is exactly

Nutrition

Grill Week Part Deux: Summer Food Safety 101

Who doesn’t love the way summer meals are served? Nobody, that’s who. Dinner is just better when it’s called a picnic or a barbecue. You’re outside, you’re eating with your