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Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

Ukrainian Christmas and Classic Borscht

This Saturday, January 6, we will gathered in our home to celebrate Christmas as we do every year at this time. My ancestors were Ukrainian immigrants instrumental in settling western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century.  They came from humble means to […]

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

I’m honoured to be a featured guest poster this week over at Confessions of Parenting!  It’s so easy for things to get away from us during this busy time of year.  Check out my top tips on having a healthy holiday season to prevent that […]

Christmas Cookies Part V

Christmas Cookies Part V

So if losing our dear Panda wasn’t enough, we’ve had some kind of nasty virus go through the house from something Little Miss picked up at TreeHouse, the local indoor playground. As bad as toddlers are about sharing, I wish they were a little more […]

Christmas Wish List 2017

Christmas Wish List 2017

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I’ve heard I’m not the easiest person to shop for. I can’t eat most things in gift baskets, boxes […]

Christmas Cookies Part IV: Noatmeal Raisin Cookies

Christmas Cookies Part IV: Noatmeal Raisin Cookies

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. This week is unfortunately a double-feature.  I say unfortunate because I had intended to post last week but was […]

Christmas Cookies Part III

Christmas Cookies Part III

As kids, what was the one thing we always wanted to do while helping bake cookies? Eat the dough. And what was the one thing that we were never allowed to do? Eat the dough. There is an entire flavour line of various treats built […]

Christmas Cookies Part II

Christmas Cookies Part II

Welcome back for another installment of my Christmas cookie adventure with Little Miss! And what an adventure it turned out to be!  This week’s cookies turned out AMAZING!  Despite the flour mishap and over blending the ingredients. Yeah, that little mishap. We tend to follow […]

Pumpkin Spice Blend 5 Ways

Pumpkin Spice Blend 5 Ways

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I love it when I can use or adapt family recipes on a healing diet.  Food is so much […]

Christmas Cookies Part I

Christmas Cookies Part I

As I’m writing this, Christmas is but 12 weeks away.  Crazy how that sneaks up on you! Christmas last year was a bit of a tough one for us.  We had just moved and didn’t know anyone.  Scott’s new job (the reason for our move […]

Hot Coco

Hot Coco

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, which helps keep this site running and supports my horse habit! Fall is once again upon us, and, with (Canadian) Thanksgiving […]