Where Did the Summer Go?

Where did this summer go? It seems May was just a couple of weeks ago and I can hardly believe it is now September! Although we didn’t do any major travelling, this was an awesome summer! The weather cooperated and with the exception of a few brutally humid days, it was perfect. Not a great photo at all, but our daughter grabbed a selfie of us. This was the first time in more than two years that we had all been together! Our son (a teacher) was home for the majority of the summer, which … [Read more...]

Bayer Has Everything You Need For A Happy Summer

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I am so happy that summer has arrived. Like many of you, this is my favourite time of the year. Summer has such a relaxed and laid-back vibe about it. This is the season for spending time at the cottage, the beach, tending to gardens, camping, travelling with family, barbecuing, deck time and evening bonfires. Really, what's not to love about all those summer … [Read more...]

We Have Been Given A Gift Of Time

Did you know that we have been given a gift of time? In case you thought it was just your imagination, it's not. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is considerably longer than winter. It’s true. I know, in the dead of winter it doesn’t always seem that way, but…take this year, for example, summer is almost a full five days longer than winter. And the really good news for all of us warm weather worshippers? Winter is getting shorter by one half-minute per year and will … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad ~ Simple & Delicious

This recipe for Broccoli Salad has been floating around since long before Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and probably even the Internet itself!  I have several variations scribbled on bits of paper and tucked into "old-school" recipe boxes and books. There is a very good reason for the longevity of Broccoli Salad. It is simple to make, delicious can be made ahead of time (bonus!) and is easily customizable to suit your own family's likes and needs. Set your imagination free and … [Read more...]

How to Barbecue a Safe Burger

Many of us will be barbecuing in the upcoming summer months; steaks, chicken, fish, pork and lots of hamburgers.  Did you know, eating undercooked ground beef  may result in a type of food poisoning commonly referred to as hamburger disease? The medical name for hamburger disease is Haemorrhagic Colitis. This disease is a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria called E.coli 0157:H7. Also known as just E.coli, it can be found in many foods including meat, and especially in ground … [Read more...]