What started out as an experiment at our house, has grown into a pet project and a labour of love. Let me confess up front – I am not a gardener. I hate gardening. Actually, it’s more that I hate the heat that comes with the dog days of summer, and gardening in the heat has never brought me great joy. Until now.Read More
I’m a slow runner. I’ve never broken records, I’ve never placed first in my age group, and I don’t run marathons, but I’m a runner and I love it. I won’t pretend that, at 51 years of age, my body doesn’t complain – it does – but I keep running. Why? Because running teaches me to put one foot in front of the other and to keep moving forward, and in times like these, I need that reminder. Every. Day.Read More
Our weekly meal prep has changed in recent months along with the changes happening around the globe. From shopping in large grocery chains, to now ordering the bulk of our groceries from a local farm community, we are eating fresher and better than ever while supporting local businesses and farmers.Read More
It’s not an exaggeration to say running has changed my life. It has given me peace, time to think, time to heal, strength, confidence, and it has taught me the pride of chasing a goal and achieving it. The fact that I love running has caught no one off guard more so than myself.Read More
Taking accountability and being responsible for your actions can help keep you on track to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. But how many of us do that? We’re just about halfway through this (crazy) year. Are you on track? Have your new year’s resolutions been long forgotten? Are you proud of your actions and progress, or are you making excuses to yourself for why you can’t make the necessary steps to achieve your goals? Do you find yourself setting the same goal over and over, achieving very little every time you do?Read More
Getting yourself in shape – building strength, endurance and achieving a healthy weight – is hard enough to do once, but I’m about to do it for the second time around. This time, I’m taking you on the journey with me.
That’s right…you’re my accountability partners. I’m using all of you to keep myself accountable and on track, and hey, maybe I’ll motivate you to make a few changes while I’m at it.Read More
Summer and deck weather have finally arrived in Ontario, and that means it’s grilling season!! These pesto and cheese-filled peppers are a quick and easy appetizer that come together in minutes and make a great appetizer, snack or light lunch all summer long.Read More
Served with crisp salty chips, this smoked trout dip recipe is a flavourful elegant dish with hints of smoke that pairs beautifully with a tall glass of your favourite wine. This recipe comes together easily and quickly, allows for you to alter the texture to your preference, and is special enough to serve to guests at a dinner party.Read More
Meat and cheese boards of all kinds are always a big hit in our house. Platters loaded with fuss-free finger foods….what’s not to love??
Typically served as an appetizer, a charcuterie board consists of a variety of meats and cheeses, but can also include other accompaniments like fruits, nuts, breads, crackers, jellies, or sauces.Read More
“If you are what you eat, then you might as well eat something good.”Ratatouille
Disney is a dream destination when it comes to food – at least, I know it is for me. It’s the first thing that comes to my mind when someone mentions Walt Disney World.
No one does it better than the chefs at Walt Disney World. Magic flows through their entire culinary team and they produce some truly unforgettable dining experiences for guests in and out of the parks, regardless of the meal, occasion, or dietary request.Read More