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Healthy Habits: Food for Studying

The end of the school year is in range and we're all hoping our kids will finish the year strong. The stakes are higher the older they are, and sometimes we (and they) forget about the quality fuel brains require to think and write exams and complete dissertations. These are all subjects at the top of priority lists when kids are toddlers, but they're no less important when children are of an age to strap themselves into … [Read More...]


Here Today, Gone To Maui

If I could only visit one place for the rest of my life, that place would be Maui. My family and I have been to the paradisaical island five times, and while our activities have changed as the children have grown, one thing remains constant: we love it. There are a ton of things to see and do on the island, but after multiple trips, I've narrowed my list to eight places to visit in Maui.  Haleakala Volcano The trip to … [Read More...]


Crush and Covet: Bikes, Beavers & Yoga Gear

After a revealing Facebook conversation recently, I've learned there are two kinds of people in the world: the kind who carry around 20 tubes of lipstick; and those who hold on to 6 year-old lip gloss and a few tubes of lip balm. There is no middle ground apparently. Take a guess at who sits where on the spectrum after reading about our latest crushes. Candace Derickx - At any given time, I own no less than … [Read More...]

Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

  We are going to talk about eggplant today!  Guys, have you ever eaten eggplant?  I think it's the kind of food you either hate it or love it.  I was always curious as to what it tasted like, being purple and all but once I gave it a chance, I found I totally loved the stuff. Not only did I become addicted to Eggplant Parmesan but I was loving those Italian bakery sandwiches loaded up with grilled … [Read More...]

Who’s Hungry?

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Love Bait

By Candace Derickx I can't lie to you and tell you this is an original post. It's not. I'm totally recycling this from my post last year for Bunny Bait. Why you ask? Because I was desperately seeking another occasion to make the crack, er, I mean popcorn. The truth is I've been pining for it since last April. So with a little changeroo of the name, now … [Read More...]


Cedar Planked Brie

I've been serving this recipe for cedar planked brie to guests for over ten years now. It's one of those appetizers you throw down in the middle of the table and watch your guests devour. And why wouldn't they? It has melted cheese, roasted garlic, balsamic vinegar and roasted red pepper. Hello? Its a freakin' flavour explosion. Warning: I will not be held … [Read More...]

Bacon Vodka Caesar: A Complete Meal

Bacon Vodka Caesar: A Complete Meal

Not really sure what I can say here besides, BACON! BOOZE! How about, “You’re welcome?” Yes, that sums things up nicely. Now go enjoy responsibly. Are you still here? If you’re new to the drinks world — or not Canadian — a standard Caesar is made with vodka, clamato juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce served over ice in a salt-rimmed glass with a … [Read More...]


Pistachio Brownie Wedges

I am in the middle of a chocolate overdose as I write this. My dear husband put a request in for these yesterday and unfortunately for him, I've eaten most of them. I. Can't. Stop. I love chocolate and nuts. Oh puhleeze, keep the nut jokes to yourself, you know what I mean. I don't know where I found this recipe. It's from one of those holiday magazines they put … [Read More...]

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Summer is Here, Where Will You Go?

It seems like only yesterday I was sharing my summer vacation plans for 2013 with you. In the blink of an eye, it's a year later and I've already had a couple of fun trips to kick off summer and a few more planned to do … [Read More...]

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Safe Winter Driving Tips from Ford Canada

I love clearing snow off my car and getting into an ice cold vehicle. Said no one ever. Let's face it, winter driving is a bit of a chore. It's also the most dangerous time of year to drive with the elements stacked … [Read More...]


Meet the Davis Family

A little over a year ago I had the pleasure of meeting Heather Greenwood Davis through Twitter and mutual friends. It felt like finding a long lost friend. Heather is smart, funny, sweet, part of my running gang, did I … [Read More...]

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