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Category: Entertaining

Breville Tea Maker~ For the perfect cup of tea

Calling all tea lovers!  Calling all tea lovers!  I have something special for you.  Now, let me start off saying that I didn’t know how good tea could taste until I started using my Tea Maker from Breville Canada.  There seriously has been a change in my beloved loose tea’s flavours and I can truly taste it as it should be and…

Locate the Local~ A box subscription bringing you the unique, the useful, and the tasty, all while keeping it Canadian

I recently came across a cool new gifting site on Instagram called Locate the Local.  With Mother’s Day just a couple of weeks away, I wanted to share with you a lovely gift idea for the mom that loves all things made in Canada.  It’s even a great gift idea for Canadians living far away missing stuff from their awesome country. “Here at…

Jaq Jaq Bird~ Creativity Unplugged!

Have you heard of Jaq Jaq Bird?  If you’re following me along on social media you’ll know just how much we love this new artistic line. Jaq Jaq Bird recently launched in Canada and I was able to attend the media event and discover just how awesome it is.   You can take it anywhere and when we go for car trips and to the…

Hot Artichoke Dip

Can you tell I am on a roll when it comes to snacking with homemade dips? Another delicious dip to try if you’re gonna throw a St.Paddy’s party.  Artichokes are oh so good and great at balancing our hormones.  It’s warm, it’s got cheesy goodness and if you want to make it green add some chopped spinach (1/2…

Sun-dried Tomato Basil Dip

Last weekend I hosted a girls night.  A much-needed visit with some friends and since getting out isn’t always easy I put out a favourable spread.  I made dips, ratatouille, charcuterie and a tasty cheese board.  Everyone loved the sundried tomato basil dip so I thought I’d share the recipe in case you want to try it.  I love making…

Spuma di Mortadella Recipe

A couple of weekends past, I met with one of my popular blogger friends, Baby & Life, Yashy to celebrate her husband’s birthday. I don’t get out too often so it felt unreal to leave our home at 7pm to head to down to one of Toronto’s hippest joints, Birreria Volo. What a swell night of conversation, cheers, food and bevvies. Birreria Volo offers food…

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

Have you ever had Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars?  They are the best treat that gives you salty and sugar deliciousness in one simple bar.  I haven’t had this bar in well over 30 years.  Back in the 80’s this was the one treat I’d find at every holiday party and birthday party.   Only multicoloured marshmallow was used more often than…

The Boss Blender from Breville Canada

It’s time to mix up a new routine!  Breville Canada’s newest blender, The Boss can make you feel a whole lot better and help maintain those New Year resolutions with juicing and smoothies thanks to their powerhouse blender.  It does more than make juices and smoothies for you too.  Just to name a few, mill your own flour, make delicious soups, dips and…