March 2015 archive

What I learned from #AltonBrownLive in Ottawa

A few important things I learned from the Alton Brown Live show in Ottawa last night: Trout ice cream should not be a thing, but carbonated chocolate ice cream sounds like heaven! Beware of airport shrimp cocktail. Don’t forget the salt (which came in handy as I was making sourdough bread today and did, in fact, almost forget to add the salt) How to properly toss pizza dough! I had no idea it was all done with the back of your hands and now I can’t wait to try it when we make pizza this Read more […]

Easter activities in Ottawa

This is the first Easter since we’ve lived in Ottawa that we’re staying home and not hosting any visitors, so I’ve been looking for fun ways to spend our time together as a family. Here is my list of what kid-friendly activities are happening April 3 through 6, 2015: The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (aka “The Farm”) has lots going on! Easter egg hunts for the under 6 crowd, “Signs of Spring” hunt for the older kids, food demonstrations, and of course all of the animals! These activities Read more […]

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their show to Ottawa (#giveaway)

The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2015 Washington Generals’ Revenge Tour to the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Sunday, April 12, 2015 and it’s sure to be a good time for the whole family! It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing, a victory over the Globetrotters. Perfect for all ages, this one-of-a-kind show Read more […]

Marvel Universe Live! is coming to Canada in Summer 2015!

If you have attended a Disney Live! or Disney On Ice recently, you may have already heard the exciting news. Marvel Universe Live! is coming to Canada this summer! The Canadian tour will be stopping in 8 major cities from June through August, including here in Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre from July 31 to August 2. What can you expect from this show? Lots and lots of action, of course!  “Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole Read more […]

How to throw an easy and inexpensive princess and tea party birthday

My sweet baby girl is turning FOUR this weekend! Since Rowan’s birthday party had to be cancelled last year we decided to make this year’s party all about her and her closest little friends, instead of having a larger gathering that included her friends’ older and younger siblings. I thought about what Rowan loves to do with her friends: play dress-up, play with her dolls, and do crafts. From that it was an easy leap to a ‘princess’ (or fancy) tea party that included dolls! We asked the guest to Read more […]

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