Saskatoon Berry Pie

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    As a kid we spent a lot of time at the lake. Lazy summer days full of swimming, bonfires and hiking in the hills are my fondest memories of my childhood. Come July we would hike our way to the wild Saskatoon berry trees to … [Read more...]

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

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  This long weekend the family and I seeded our garden. Having freshly grown vegetables and fruit nurtured by your own hard work and sweat has meaning beyond words. It not only gives us the ability to feed our kids quality foods but make … [Read more...]

Campfire Recipes: Egg & Nutella S’mores

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  This weekend marks the first camping weekend where Parks Canada opens up and campers alike swarm to get their tents up and campfires stoked for memories to be made. My family loves to go camping; there hasn't been a summer in many years … [Read more...]

Homemade Granola with Raw Honey

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  Our family eats a lot of granola. It wasn't until recently when a friend of mine helped me make granola in my kitchen that I realized how easy it really was. I love that I can add only the best ingredients to my granola and avoid all the added … [Read more...]

Luxury Family Vacations Moon Palace Resort Mexico

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It's been six years since Hubs and I walked down the aisle. Either we never had the chance to take a honeymoon or we just preferred to take the our blended family along. Whatever the reason, it was more than time to spend a little alone time together … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Ecotourism Family Vacations

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Last week my parents returned from a 5 week holiday to Costa Rica. A place known for beauty, culture and dedication to preserving the natural environment of endangered species. Up until hearing about their plans to travel to Costa Rica I had not … [Read more...]

Tips for Flying with an Infant

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  To fly with your baby or leave him/her with grandparents is a tough question, one that comes down to personal choice and finances. Many parents don't have the option, it's family travel or nothing. For myself, I have travelled with my … [Read more...]

Easter Bookmark Printables

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With Easter right around the corner, you can almost here the hippity hop of the Easter Bunny. In our home, we especially enjoy reading all our Easter books. To help you celebrate Easter and a good read, I have some adorable Free Easter Bookmark … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

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With St. Patricks Day coming up I try to have  green themed food. Most green themed food I find is full of sugar and food colouring so I wanted to share a healthier version of green food. Family gatherings call for family favourite recipes like this … [Read more...]

Love Called Me this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is coming up which has me thinking about what that day means. I'm not sure if I buy into the commercialized version of what Valentine's Day has become. I do love to get flowers occasionally but not because a holiday says so; … [Read more...]

Strawberry Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

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  Like most kids, my kids love fruit rollups. What I don't like is the added sugars and unnatural colours that come along with pre-packaged treats. Fruit leather is actually very easy to make and you don't need a dehydrator to make it, although if … [Read more...]

Fighting a Cold

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As the holidays wind down and your guests depart all the energy you exuded over the past few weeks can leave you feeling spent. Not the best way to start the new year, but it’s exactly this time that we tend to be most prone to getting sick – when … [Read more...]

Creamy Shipwreck Casserole

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My parents were shift-workers, my father a Fire Commander at the local Fire Hall and my mother as a Licensed Practical Nurse. There were many times my parents were passing in the wind, missing holidays and working many nights. Easy meals became a … [Read more...]