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Mama Ash

Benefits of grinding meat at home with Hamilton Beach Canada

I’m really starting to prepare more from scratch when it comes to prepping meat for my family. From making my own specialty coffees to experimenting with bread making because I am tired of finding soy flour in everything, I’m making fresh pasta at home and grinding my own meat which is a small luxury that I actually look forward to when preparing meals at home…

Coffee made better with the Breville Bambino Plus {Giveaway}

  “Delivering barista quality performance using a 54mm portafilter with 19 grams for full flavour and an automatic steam wand for milk texturing that delivers true handsfree microfoam at the right temperature, just as you would see from our top of the line the Oracle Touch.  With a 3 second heat up time from a cold start, along with instantaneous transition from extraction to steam, you can make…

The Best of Bridge: Apple Cheddar Muffins

I love the weekend.  It’s a lazy day for me on the couch watching the Food Network and reading through my cookbooks for inspiration for meal planning and getting snacks made for the kid’s lunches.  One of my go-to cookbooks is Best of Bridge.  I love their books because it’s a Canadian classic and it’s nostalgic for…

Delicious Deep Fried Pickles

When I was pregnant with my twins, I craved deep fried pickles.  I never knew how good they were until I had them at a pub for a sampling event and it’s been love ever since.  Last weekend (I always watch The Food Network) and I love Valerie Bertinelli’s show, Valerie’s Home Cooking.  She was doing a show on State Fair…

Celebrating Earth Day with KLIIN

Earth Day is something that should be celebrated every day.  Every day we should make a conscious decision to do better for the environment and our beloved Mother Earth and it’s simple to start.  I know it can be overwhelming and I truly recommend starting small and growing.  Just like a seed, let me plant a seed in you with some suggestions on how to…

Getting our twins ears pierced the Inverness way with Caryl Baker Visage

Well, what can I say other than, I was so impressed with my twin girls and their ear piercing experience at Caryl Baker Visage. The newly renovated spa at the Eaton Centre is lovely and the technicians were so nice and treated my twins with care, patience and professionalism.  If you caught my Instastories(check out my Highlights on the experience here) last week you’d have…

Planning for the future with Planswell

Talking about money can be a little stressful right?  Trust me, I know and I know it’s a personal topic too.  But have you heard about The Canadian Child Affordability Calculator?  A few weeks ago, there was a study by the Royal Bank of Canada regarding the majority of Canadian parents that are still supporting their 30+ year old adult children. The survey concluded that…