The Great Canadian Poutine Bar – a Canada Day menu for a crowd

The Great Canadian Poutine Bar – a Canada Day menu for a crowd

It’s HERE! SUMMER!! Time to celebrate with your friends and family. Gather your favourite people, because Danni and I have created the perfect Canada Day menu for a crowd.

Canada Day Long weekend always feels like the start of the summer for us because without a doubt, May Long has not produced the beautiful, summer- like temps we all are anticipating. I have to say, there is nothing like the first “freedom weekend” of summer to pull out all the stops. Not only are we celebrating Canada’s birthday but also, the fact that the kids are done exams and carefree for two entire months.

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Healthy and Quick: Strawberry Blender Muffins

Healthy and Quick: Strawberry Blender Muffins

Ladies (and gents too!) I have a problem. It’s time to admit it. When summer comes, I become obsessed with the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies available both at the grocery store and Farmer’s Markets throughout the city.

Now, the obsession itself is not really a problem – fruits and veg? How can that be a bad thing? BUT, the problem really rears its ugly head when I am somehow compelled to purchase cases of said veggie or fruit, just because I am SO (in the moment) motivated and inspired by the sheer freshness of it all. I imagine that our family will be able to ingest all this fresh fruit prior to it going bad, or that I am going to can, freeze, or create anything and everything to use up my purchase.

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Mother’s Day Lemon Shortbread Tarts

Mother’s Day Lemon Shortbread Tarts

Here we are – almost into mid May and Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  For those of you in denial, or still staring at the last remnants of snow in your yard, it is THIS WEEKEND!   In our house, logistically,  Mother’s Day is a bit of a challenge every year.  How do we see and celebrate all the moms in our family and do the day and them, justice?  My mom, my husband’s mom, our sister’s and brother’s wives, and of course – the most important mom, ME (!) Continue reading “Mother’s Day Lemon Shortbread Tarts”