Arts and Crafts

An afternoon of sewing

There is something truly satisfying about picking up a needle and thread and creating. It’s not something I do much anymore, so I was pleased when my son asked if we could sew something together. With that as the ‘brief’ we set out as a family to nearest fabric store (which sadly is now a 30… Continue reading An afternoon of sewing


Hot Cross Buns

Since it’s almost Easter I thought it would be nice to try out some new Easter recipes. We always buy hot cross buns, so I thought if I can make bread, I’m sure I can make hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are basically a sweet dough with dried fruit and spices added. There are literally… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns


Zucchini Pancakes

I get bored making the same thing over and over again. I figured, if the kids like zucchini bread and zucchini muffins, then why not zucchini pancakes? So I created this recipe this morning. The verdict? Well, the little one gobbled them up with maple syrup but the “picky one” said they weren’t sweet enough.… Continue reading Zucchini Pancakes


Blueberry Almond Muffins

Last Sunday, as usual, I whipped together a batch of muffins for post soccer snacks/brunch. I tend to make muffins with whatever I have access to. I had a big bag of blueberries in the freezer, which  I tend to keep on hand to make smoothies for the kids, but I couldn’t resist popping a few… Continue reading Blueberry Almond Muffins

Kitchen Gadgets · Recipes

Healthy Donuts – Two words you rarely see together

In one of my late night online retail therapy sessions I bought tins to make baked donuts. It’s not as if I needed another kitchen gadget, but I thought it might be fun for the kids. (Ok, Ok … fun for me). Anyway, those bad boys have been sitting in my cupboard for about 2… Continue reading Healthy Donuts – Two words you rarely see together

Arts and Crafts

Beach art

Yesterday was a beautiful day, +13C in the middle of February. We took advantage of the mild weather to head down to the beach and fly kites. It was so beautiful out that we couldn’t resist going for a hike along the beach. If you have not been there I would highly recommend going to… Continue reading Beach art


Cinnamon Pear Muffins

Some days it feels like my children never stop eating. Which means that I am always looking for healthy snacking options for them. Since there are only so many apples and carrot sticks that they will eat, I like to experiment with different types of muffins and baked goods that use healthy ingredients. One of… Continue reading Cinnamon Pear Muffins


Super Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Every Saturday when I’m in the grocery store, the kids ask for bananas. And it never fails that by the end of the week I have at least 3 or 4 spotty bananas languishing on the counter that they refuse to eat. I’ve been putting them in the freezer to use in banana bread … but… Continue reading Super Fluffy Banana Pancakes


Easy-Peasy Corn Chowder

So in light of the fact that it is a bit damp and dreary out there, I decided to tackle another old favourite of mine, corn chowder. This is a really simple recipe that truly is a meal in one. Unlike other corn chowders that use cream, I use milk which makes it nice and… Continue reading Easy-Peasy Corn Chowder


Everything but the kitchen sink soup.

Ever have one of the those moments when you have a bunch of veggies in you fridge and you just don’t know what to do with them? Rather than closing the crisper and pretending they’re not there, I decided to make soup. Once you start making soup from scratch you will wonder why you ever… Continue reading Everything but the kitchen sink soup.