6 Halloween Recipes with Tales of Haunted Canadian Restaurants

6 Halloween Recipes with Tales of Haunted Canadian Restaurants

Canadians are huge fans of Halloween! Eight out of ten Canadian parents planned to celebrate Halloween with their children in 2020, according to the Retail Council of Canada.

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

The easiest and most versatile method of food preservation, is to freeze it. Many fruits and veggies can be frozen without any preparation, or you can wash and chop them so they’re easy to take out and use for healthy recipes. While we’re all aware that freezing food is an option, there are a surprising […]

Chef Dad: Gifts for Foodie Fathers

Chef Dad: Gifts for Foodie Fathers

We’ve brought together an outstanding selection of Foodie Father’s Day gift ideas for Canadian Dads!  Each winning product includes a link so you can easily find it online in Canada. These products were chosen from brand submissions and/or items we already use, based on quality, value, and features. Submissions: We publish numerous holiday gift guides […]

Clever Recipe Substitutions and Switches for Healthier Summer Eating

Clever Recipe Substitutions and Switches for Healthier Summer Eating

We love to indulge our tastebuds in the Summer and the heat leaves us with less energy to cook healthy meals.  That combination can set us up for one big diet fail.  These easy recipe substitutions and switches can prevent seasonal sabotage over the Summer and throughout the year.

Food Preservation Guide – Getting Started

Food Preservation Guide – Getting Started

Welcome to our series on food preservation. It’s a five-part series of articles that will take you through all food preservation options, including freezing, fruit preserves, dehydrating, canning and pickling. We’ll include recipes too! This introduction summarizes your options, shows you where to find bulk produce at the best prices, and offers other helpful preservation […]

6 Easy Berry Bushes for Your Canadian Garden

6 Easy Berry Bushes for Your Canadian Garden

Berry bushes bring nutritious sweetness into your edible landscape. There are suitable varieties for every size of yard or patio, from fence climbers to patio pots. They’re usually planted in Spring and grow almost anywhere in Canada, so you’ll often find them in garden centres this time of year.

Peanut Butter Bird Nests – No-Bake Recipe for Easter

Peanut Butter Bird Nests – No-Bake Recipe for Easter

These peanut butter bird nests are as tasty as they are adorable! They’re eggcellent for Easter entertaining or gifts.  Cadbury mini eggs are the house favourite, so both the cookies and leftover eggs disappear in record time. We also tried Smarties mini eggs but I found them to be a bit too large.

Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Food is especially important to the Irish. Even now, many generations after suffering through times of starvation.

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking

Adding a little Valentine’s Day love to your baking can start with cookie cutters, but you can also decorate treats with naturally nutritious (and tasty) red, pink and purple food dyes that you make yourself.

8 Fun, New Kids’ Books That Inspire Health and Happiness

8 Fun, New Kids’ Books That Inspire Health and Happiness

Resolutions are made and broken this time of year. For parents, many of our resolutions involve nurturing a healthier body and mind for our kids. Forcing it on them can backfire, but making it a fun choice when they’re young can result in a lifetime habit.