What’s for dinner – Slow cooker beef dip

I can't explain it, but I think food is just better if you can dip it.  Veggies, chips, even sandwiches are tastier if there's something yummy to dunk them in.  I've had a recipe for a beef dip that you make in the slow cooker in my recipe book forever and yet somehow I had never made it before.  I recently rediscovered it and decided to give it a try; it involves beer (which we don't drink, we're wine people) but it has a very nice flavour and doesn't taste like beer at all.  It was a winner, Read more [...]

Fairy Dancing (giveaway)

Am I the only one who thinks winter is never going to end?  Between the weather and our various illnesses, we've been spending much more time inside than any of us would like to.   Watching “The Fairies - Fairy Dancing” is a great way for Ashlyn to pass the afternoon when Rowan is napping!  "From jazz to tap, tango to rock 'n roll, bootskooting to ballet, the fairies discover so many different kinds of fan-fairy-tastic songs and dances. Featuring all of the Fairyland friends dancing, Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Live from CHEO, it’s Rowan!

Since my quarantine post, things have gone even more downhill.  Poor little Rowan was admitted to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) on Saturday with bronchiolitis caused by RSV, topped off with pnemonia, and we've been here ever since.  Finally, she's starting to feel better!  This was taken with my terribly old, non-high-tech cell phone so the quality is terrible but I think you can still she her big grin: We've had fantastic treatment and I'm so glad that we were able Read more [...]

(Not so) Wordless Wednesday – Quarantine

This sign should be on our front door. There are 4 people in our family.  Since Friday, we've had 1 stomach flu, 3 colds, 1 cold that turned into bronchiolitis and required a trip to CHEO's emergency room for Rowan (4 masks with epinephrine and oxygen, 1 dose of steroids, 2 blow-bys [oxygen mask close but not on her], and 9 hours later we got to go home - cannot say enough good things about the wonderful treatment we had by all of the doctors and nurses!), and an ear infection. We Read more [...]

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