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Five Tips to Learn French, FAST!

September 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s back-to-school time and our house is buzzing. This year it’s not only back to school for my favorite nine-year-old, but me as well. That means school supplies, times two. I’ve been a studying French, full/time...

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A Very French Picnic

September 7, 2015 | 7 Comments

“How about a picnic?” I offered one sunny afternoon. The kiddo and I just love a good picnic. Of course, ‘picnic’ to she and I, means tossing a couple of sandwiches in a bag so...

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The Sweet Sounds of Summer

July 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

The threesome of playmates are much too quiet, I speculate what mischief they might be up to. Giggles come from the backyard, followed by whispering, looming ever louder.  I suspect an ambush. Armed with water...

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Cooking with kids is fun.  Messy, but fun!  Here’s five tips to keep everyone safe and sane when your kitchen becomes a classroom for a lifetime of learning. Kitchen literacy is as important as classroom...

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Groovy Momma Black Forest Smoothie

April 28, 2015 | 1 Comments

The Groovy Momma Black Forest Smoothie; gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan and raw.  Just measure and blend.  Perfect as you run out the door or as a Mother’s Day breakfast idea from the kids – with love. Mother’s...

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Black Garlic, Welcome to the Dark Side

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

A deep umamai flavour, with notes of caramel, a hint of bitterness and an underlying sweetness – Black Garlic is a lingering layer of flavours that will have you head over heals for the dark...

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day giving you the fuel you need to run,  jump and THINK, yet it’s oh so easy to miss.  So we’re giving you seven ways to pack...

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June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of my current manifestation, I mark another year on this blue planet.  It’s been a delicious life filled with tastes and textures, joy and happiness, but not without turmoil, my fair share of...

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Just because we still have two and a half feet of snow on the ground doesn’t mean spring isn’t just around the corner!  With Spring comes pollen and with pollen  comes (for many of us) hay fever and allergies, if you’re tired of popping antihistamines and living...

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Chocolate – Chemical Happiness

February 13, 2013 | 3 Comments

There’s a reason we gift chocolate at Valentine’s Day.  Besides being one of nature’s most perfect foods, from a chemical perspective, a new study finds that chocolate and some of our other favorite flavours, have structural similarities...

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Friendship & Saffron

February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A package arrived in the mail from a friend, inside was a giant jar of saffron and a note that read – thinking of you.   Harvested in the fields of Iran, hand picked and sun dried, it filled the...

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Ottawa’s CHEO Does Hospital Food Right

October 24, 2012 | 4 Comments

When a child you love is in the hospital, for any reason, the last thing you need is fits over the wrong colour Jello or broccoli contaminants on mashed potatoes. This weekend, as the...

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