The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

Every now and then, our hearts and lives are touched by someone so amazing and unforgettable.  Our lives become fuller and have more meaning just because this person is a part of our lives. Rosy Soobrattee was one of those people. Rosy and I “met” through an unusual sequence of events.  A few years ago, when I was a food blogger for Season 1 of  Food Network Canada’s Recipe to Riches, I was asked to recreate Rosy’s Creamy Kulfi (which was turned into a President’s C […]

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“Oh, no!” hair moments + a giveaway!

“Oh, no!” hair moments + a giveaway!

Some girl friends  and I were chuckling when we took our kids out for a beach day recently.   Why?  Well, Summer is the time for light, flowy dresses, sleeveless dresses, tank tops, shorts, sandals, pedicures, and gorgeous tresses that look fabulous cascading down your shoulders as you saunter along the beach.  Am I right? We giggled at the sometimes not so glamorous aspect of being busy working moms.  Sure, we take the time to take care of ourselves.  We go for our style and trims at the hairdr […]

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Blueberry Lemon Tapioca #GayLeaFoods

Blueberry Lemon Tapioca #GayLeaFoods

I am not going to lie. I did not come up with this recipe. This was the brain child of my five year old daughter. Yes, Little One decided it would be a great treat to make because A) “Blueberries and lemon go well together because they’re best friends” (according to five year old!), B) Little One loves tapioca pudding because it’s not too sweet, and C) She likes whipped cream and was coming up with ideas for things we could put whipped cream on!   Print 4.8 from 6 reviews […]

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Starry Night ~ Cupcake Art

Starry Night ~ Cupcake Art

One of my favourite songs is Don McLean’s Starry Starry Night. The painting, Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh happens to be one of my favourites as well. For my friend’s birthday, I said I’d take care of the birthday cake. Since my friend and her husband are both artists, I thought Starry Night would be fitting. I was inspired by New York Times Best Seller, Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Tint your icing according to the instructions in the cookbook. Sorry, g […]

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Mmm! Greek Yogurt at @TimHortons!

Mmm! Greek Yogurt at @TimHortons!

If you ask my friends and family what my favourite food is, they’ll likely tell you that it’s Japanese, Thai, Korean AND Greek!  I love them all!  In fact, I love Greek food so much that for my birthday a few years ago, my friend and my husband threw me a surprise birthday party with a Greek theme!  They converted my house into a Greek Acropolis!  Guests even showed up wearing togas! It was incredible!  The food (cooked by my friend’s amazing husband) was amazing! When I heard […]

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Grab your tissues! Hugginz by Angel will make your heart melt!

Grab your tissues! Hugginz by Angel will make your heart melt!

With all the touting of praises for TELUS, my friends always ask me if I work for TELUS!  The truth is…no!  I am, however, a loyal customer and have been with TELUS since I returned from working in Japan back in 2000!  Not only do I find their service to be top notch, but I love all the other things TELUS does for their community. Their exemplary initiatives like WeDay (thanks for including me in the event) and  TELUS Day of Giving make it hard not to want to sing their praises! For TELUS […]

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DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent

DIY Natural Mosquito Repellent

Summertime is an exciting time.  Families are busy spending lots of time outdoors.  Camping, hiking, canoeing, boating, beach time, pool time, and playing in the park and backyard time give us plenty to do outdoors.  The one thing I don’t love about Summer is…being attacked by mosquitoes! The mosquitoes haven’t been too bad for me this year, but they simply LOVE my five year old daughter.  Just two days ago, she got bit by the eye by a mosquito and had 14 bites on her arms and […]

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Main Street Cafe in Kagawong #Manitoulin Island

Main Street Cafe in Kagawong #Manitoulin Island

There is a very special place on Manitoulin Island that captures the hearts of those who visit.  Kagawong is a stunning jewel nestled between the cliffs of Mudge Bay.  The view is spectacular and there are always adventures to be had.  Whether it be walk on the trails or a dip in the water, or hanging out at the Bridal Veil Falls and then going to the Chocolate Works for a decadent treat, Kagawong is a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike. One place I think you should visit when i […]

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Perivale Gallery – #Manitoulin Island

Perivale Gallery – #Manitoulin Island

There was a time in my life when I dreamed of becoming a curator of an art gallery.  I studied art history in my Liberal Arts program in c.e.g.e.p. and took more courses in university as part of my electives for my B.A. program.  It was just a dream, as I knew I wanted to teach English.  Who would have thought that decades down the road, I would be working in social media? As an art appreciator, Perivale Gallery is a place I recommend to visitors of Manitoulin Island and local residents alike. L […]

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Lice Squad to the Rescue! #giveaway

Lice Squad to the Rescue! #giveaway

Oh, boy.  When Little One first started school, one of the things I worried about the most was…LICE!  Growing up, I don’t recall too many kids having issues with lice.  Perhaps they had it and it was no big deal.  I’m not sure, but we never really heard much about it. I know that lice is in kids can be quite common and that it isn’t serious health-wise (and more of a nuisance than anything), but just thinking of lice makes me itchy!  Some of Little One’s peers have […]

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