Holiday Party Crostini Station

Here’s an idea for your upcoming holiday party – a crostini station. Lots of options for the guests and easy to put together with a variety of cheeses, artisan breads/crostini/flat breads, spreads, roasted vegetables and fruit. You can even fancy up the station by including a chalk board or framed menu and displaying the items in vintage wine crates or…


Mamma Mia Farm Tour with Canola Eat Well

* Photo credit: Unless otherwise noted, all photos are by Jeffrey Chan courtesy of Canola Eat Well. One of the best things about blogging is meeting people from a variety of industries that I wouldn’t otherwise meet in my day to day life. I recently spent a day, with some fabulous ladies, learning about canola farming and the use of…


Highlights of our Hyannis Holiday

We vacationed with our friends in Hyannis, Cape Cod earlier this summer. With 4 young children between the two families, we were looking forward to spending quality time with our kids and catching up with each other. My husband and I had traveled to Hyannis over 6 years ago. We had positive memories of Hyannis and remember it as a laid-back…


Decadent Smores Brownies

I grew up spending many of our summer holidays camping throughout Canada and the US. Over the years, we camped in and around Ontario, from Toronto to the East Coast, from Toronto to the West Coast and from Toronto all the way down to Florida. In fact, my parents enjoyed camping so much that one of our two family cars…


Canadian Welcome Basket

Last year, we travelled to Andalucia, Spain with our friends from London, Matt and Claire. We enjoyed a week in a villa in the picturesque village of Mijas, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. This summer, Matt and Claire visited us in Toronto with their two beautiful girls. In preparing for their arrival, I wanted to put together a small welcome…


15 Must Read Tips for Visiting the Blue Lagoon

One of the highlights of our 72 hour trip to Reykjavik, Iceland was our visit to the Blue Lagoon. It was our first pit stop after a short 5 hour flight from Toronto. Jet lagged and groggy, my husband and I, along with 4 of our friends, happily waded into the 38 degree geothermal waters of the man-made lagoon….


BE INSPIRED by SweetAmbs’ Amber Spiegel

If you’ve read some of my cookie related blog posts, you’ll know that my favourite cookie designer is Amber Spiegel (SweetAmbs). I discovered her incredible cookie creations when I first started my royal icing cookie journey 4 years ago. At the time, I had taken a month off work and wanted to focus my energies on learning…

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