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Chicken and Tangerine Crostini

Disclaimer: Thank you to Importation Navino Inc. for sponsoring this blog post. All recipes, wording and opinions are entirely my own. December is probably one of the most party-packed months of the year. With work events, friend celebrations, family dinners and even neighbourhood get-together’s, the social calendar can fill up pretty  ...

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Agrotourism in Rougemont, Quebec

Supporting local farmers and eating locally-grown food are things I love doing and advocating for, both because of the reduced environmental impact but also because I think local produce just tastes better. So when Melissa from ‘Round Table Tours, encouraged me to participate in their first Agrotourism trip, guided by nutritionist Julie  ...

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Examining the Breville Quick Touch Crisp

Β Disclaimer: I was invited to a product demonstration event and given a Breville Quick Touch Crisp in order to conduct this review. A microwave today isn’t considered a particularly advanced piece of technology. It came to market around the 1960’s and stayed there, like a secondary character in a sitcom: always around, but rarely  ...

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Cookbook Round-Up

Around the holiday season I often find myself struggling to find the perfect gift for that one particular person. You know the one: they already have it all, they’re really picky with gifts, or their interests are so broad it’s hard to pinpoint what sort of gift they would really love. I think cookbooks are a fabulous gift for one  ...

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An Evening at Thursday’s

Thursday’s was a restaurant/bar/night club that I had briefly heard about a couple years ago, but the only details I remember include that it was styled for an older crowd (60+) and it had a somewhat misfitting rotating circular dance floor in their nightclub basement. Despite this apparent peculiarity, it always seemed to hustle and  ...

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Taste Test: Clif Organic Trail Mix Bars

How do you feel about trail mix bars? I love eating homemade granola bars, because it can be challenging to maneuver around all the fake-healthy options at the grocery store. But when I was contacted by Clif, I knew I had to try their new trail mix bar because they certainly made a name for themselves in energy bars! They might know a thing or  ...

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Old Fashioned Make-Shift Barbeque

A couple weeks ago, when I had my week holiday at the family cottage in Ontario, my Dad made a homemade barbecue (that’s him in the picture above). He didn’t make it because we don’t have one- in fact, he has a beautiful propane one that is fantastic with lots of mouths to feed. He made it because he could! And, as a food  ...

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Farmer’s Basket Bounty: Week One and Two

I’ve signed up for a Farmer’s Market Basket, and just recently I’ve started collecting my bounty. I get a basket of vegetables once a week from a local organic farm, and the contents vary depending on what was freshly picked that same day. Week 1 bounty: garlic scapes turnips with their greens fresh peas cabbage 2 heads of  ...

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