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PC Cooking School for Kids

Cooking is love made visible.” Some of my earliest memories consist of being in the kitchen with my grandparents, learning how to cook traditional Filipino dishes.  Afritada, Menudo, Sinigang, Tortang Talong, Adobo, Sio Pao are just some of the foods that transport me back to my childhood.  I learned a lot about life and family […]

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Dragons: Race to the Edge #StreamTeam

Our Summer has been flying by!  I cannot believe it’s almost August!  How on earth did that happen?  It feels like just yesterday that Little One got off the school bus on her last day of grade 1!  It’s hard to believe that she’ll be going into grade 2 soon! Our Summer has been jam […]

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Minions are here! #KinderMom

It seems like everywhere I look, I spy Minions!  Minions are here!  Yes, even on Manitoulin Island! Little One was so excited to see special Minion KINDER® SURPRISE® eggs at our local store.  We had to get a few because she wanted to collect them all.  Who isn’t crazy for those adorable, funny little guys? Have […]

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Recipes

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10 Fun Watermelon Recipes

Nothing screams Summer better than watermelon!  I have to admit that I am a big watermelon fan.  On hot Summer days when I feel too hot to cook, I just want some nice, cold, sweet, juicy watermelon.  That’s it.  That’s all. My husband has told me on more than one occasion that watermelon has some […]

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17 Awesome Zoku Frozen Treat Recipes

Do you remember sweltering hot Summer days and running out of the house or jumping out of the pool to run after the ice cream truck whenever you heard that ice cream truck song?  Growing up in the suburbs, my brothers, cousins, friends and I used to race out of the pool and jump over […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam with Maple Syrup

Walking through the garden on an early Summer morning, my feet wet from the morning dew and my skin being kissed by the morning sun, I made my way to our strawberry patches. There’s just something about picking strawberries fresh from the strawberry patches that evokes childhood memories and innocence.  I often feel as though […]

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Lifestyle

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1 Year Until Rio! #WannaPlayChat #RoadtoRio Twitter Party

Growing up, I recall the excitement of watching the Olympics.  I was always amazed and inspired by the hard work, training and capabilities of the athletes who compete in the games.  There was also the sense of unity and pride in one’s country as we’d cheer on Canadian athletes. It only just dawned on me that […]

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Schick’s #DriveFree Twitter Party

Summers have always been a time to hit the open road — For me, at least! Hubby grew up on the farm, so traveling wasn’t always in the books for him.  I grew up road tripping and jet setting, and though I want our daughter to know the joys of living on the farm and […]

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Bye Bye Back Pain!

I have a big birthday coming up this year.  Though I realize that “you’re only as young as you feel” (and as old as you act), and that “age is just a number”, I have to admit that I’ve recently started feeling not as limber than I once was!  I also noticed that I used […]

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Travel

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Sunwing is in search of their new Kidcation Tester!

My very first time on an airplane was when I was an infant.  My parents brought me to Trinidad and Tobago so my Dad could spend time helping out at my grandparents’ shop in Trinidad.  That was the first of many, many plane rides for me. International travel is something my family holds close to our […]

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Dalvay by the Sea #PEI #travel

“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables That quote has always made me think of how blessed we are to be able to soak […]

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Disney World & Family Time

Our Disney story began a few years ago, when Little One was a pint-sized tot, totally in awe of all things Disney.  A friend gave her Wall-E and a family gave her UP.  The rest was history…or, just the beginning!  Soon after, Little One just had to collect as many Disney DVDs as possible.  She also REALLY […]

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Farm Life

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Canadian Beef Twitter Chat! #CDNbeefchat

As a city girl who married a beef farmer, I’ve made it my duty to immerse myself in all things beef farming.  Yes, for those of you who knew me in my former life as a world traveler and literary egghead, you are likely shocked at the life I now live.  On our family farm, […]

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What is a Farm Mom?

The following post is written by contributor, Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  Jill shares stories of the real side of farming and life on a farm. To read more, follow her on her blog and engage with her on Twitter. What is a farm mom? Often she wears many hats. Some farm moms work off […]

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