Sunday Dinners, Are They A Tradition In Your Home?

I did not grow up with this awesome concept, but each week my husband's family always had  "Sunday dinners".  It is a tradition we have continued in our home, pretty well since our first child was born. … [Read more...]

Happy Easter Everyone!

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Holiday Food Safety to Protect You, Those Pregnant and Your Entire Family From Foodborne Illnesses {Healthy Living}

Holiday Food Safety ~ The festive season is rapidly approaching, in fact it has arrived!  Accompanying this fun season is lots of baking, entertaining, and dinners with family and friends.  While it’s always important we all follow proper food safety steps, it’s especially important for women to pay close attention to food safety during pregnancy. To protect themselves and their unborn baby, pregnant women should follow the four key steps to food safety:  Cook; Clean; Chill and Separate.  These … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Wholly Guacamole & Beanitos to the rescue!

For many the back to school chaos has started; lessons, basketball, piano, soccer, cub scouts, choir, football, hockey, girl guides and the list goes on...!! Most are taxiing kids from one event to another and trying to balance all the activities with work, school and dinner.  On weeknights, no one has time to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a nutritious and quick dinner.  Let Wholly Guacamole and Beanitos come to the rescue and save your back to school dinners!   … [Read more...]

Quesadillas ~ Simple, Quick and Delicious! {Recipe}

Quesadillas are perfect for busy school nights, prepare the ingredients the night before; when you get home, simply spread the flour tortillas with cream cheese, top with your favourite ingredients, pop them into frying pan for a couple minutes on each side and voilà, dinner is served! This recipe is adapted from -  Fresh with Anna Olson … [Read more...]

It’s not too late to get involved in this fun and worthwhile event {LIVING GREEN}

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to get the message out regarding the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up... Impacts of Shoreline Litter on People  Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Impact of shoreline litter and aquatic debris  Mark your calendars – September 15 – 23 is the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup's not too late to get involved!!   … [Read more...]

Mark your calendars – September 15 – 23 is the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup {LIVING GREEN}

  Help keep our waters healthy for everyone The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. You can make a world of difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter in your community. 2012 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Fact Sheet … [Read more...]

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Poor Shannon :( {w/LINKY}

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Today, January 27th, is Family Literacy Day!

About Family Literacy Day Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. … [Read more...]

First Post of the New Year ~ 2012 ~

All the New Years Eve celebrations are over at our house, just the remnants of our small get together left to clean up!  I always have mixed feelings surrounding New Years Day.  On one hand it's the beginning of a new year, complete with all the hopes and dreams that a new beginning brings.  On the other hand I feel sad that all the special excitement, family time and fun that is Christmas is now behind us. We traditionally have a big ham dinner on New Years Day, however, this year, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Christmas "Kitchen" Party!

"Music is a moral law.  It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything"       Plato Monica … [Read more...]