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SPRINGTIME PLEASURES

Finally….spring is showing signs of extending her stay!  After one of the harshest winters I can recall here in Ontario, I see fat, early robins hopping around my lawn, listening to the earth to find that elusive worm.  And aren’t they a…

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TREATS for ALL, FOUR LEGS OR TWO

We all are fully aware how important a balanced diet is, and especially the importance of partnering it with regular exercise, and we try daily to abide by this - including our pets in this regime gives us a further sense of well being. Part…

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The Cookbook Season in Review

Most cookbooks launch in the autumn & early winter, to get us geared up for holiday cooking, and while I don’t have a cookbook of our own to share with you this season, I am excited to share my top picks. Perhaps these are gifts for family or…

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Naughty & Nice

I think it’s the spirit of Christmas that has us believing that suddenly cookies have no calories, and that anything served with a dip is its own food group. But can this festive season be naughty AND nice at the same time? I don’t mind…

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Fall Baking Trend Report

With cooler weather driving us indoors, baking takes on a new appeal. While we often use the new year as the time to discuss new trends, in the baking world, fall seems to be when we look at styles and whims related to baking. Some of these…

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Autumn Nesting

Can you feel it? Not that the morning and evening dusk light has changed (it has) or that even a hot & sunny September day lacks an edge to it (it does) or that traffic patterns on your street now have picked up pace (they have) but it’s that…

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