Wordless Wednesday – Winterlude 2011

Every winter, Ottawa has a huge event called Winterlude.  There are lots of things to see and do, such as an ice sculpture contest that attracts competitors from around the world; skating on the world's longest outdoor skating rink; and of course, eating.  My husband, daughter, father in law and I went to check out a few of the sites today and even though it was freezing outside, we still had a good time for a Tuesday morning!  Weekends are much busier, so going during the week meant that our Read more [...]

What’s for breakfast – waffles and mok honey

I love weekend breakfasts, when we have more time to have something a little more fun than the usual cereal/bagel.  One of our favourite things to make is waffles and mok honey (homemade syrup), thanks to the recipes from my good friend Joleen.  It's easy, delicious, and very impressive to guests when you tell them that you made the syrup yourself!  Add some turkey bacon and a big mug of coffee and you've got the perfect Sunday morning.  Waffles Ingredients: 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk (or Read more [...]

miniOrganics – review

miniOrganics is an Australian  company that makes certified organic products for both mom and baby.  Their motto is "our children deserve nothing less".  All of their products are free from genetically-modified ingredients, pesticide residues, petrochemicals, sulphates and parabens - all of the bad stuff that moms (and dads) worry about exposing their new babies to. For review I was sent the Gentle Baby Wash, Nourishing Body Oil and Soothing Nipple Balm.  I have used the Gentle Baby Wash Read more [...]

What’s for breakfast – Zucchini & carrot loaf

This recipe is from an old Alberta Agriculture Home Echonomics Branch book called "Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini...".  I've made a teeny change and added some carrots and flax seeds; my changes are in pink.  This loaf freezes really well, so I baked it in 4 small loaves instead of one big one so I could put a couple in the freezer to enjoy when the new baby arrives.  Enjoy! Zucchini loaf Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1 Read more [...]

Hearts of Love Event on Kidsumers and My Little Review Corner

There's a big event going on right now over at Kidsumers and My Little Review Corner.  Running from February 1st to February 14, there are over $1400 in prizes available to be won on both sites, and the best part is that the prizes are for Americans and Canadians alike! You can also follow the giveaways on Twitter by following @ReviewCorner and @kidsumers or checking out the #heartsoflove hashtag.  I like to support my fellow Canadian bloggers whenever I can, and these ladies have some Read more [...]

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