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Your guide to cooking oils

Last week's post about olive oil got me thinking about all the other kinds of cooking oils in my cupboard and how to use them best. Because there is no one type of oil for all cooking and baking. Unsure of when to use palm oil over peanut? Read on. — Read More —
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Hey kid….Feeling homesick? I’ve got your back

A lot of kids are off to summer camp this month and for some it'll be their first extended trip away from home. And that might mean a first ever bout of feeling homesick. — Read More —
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A Few of My Favourite Apps

Yes, there's probably an app for that. But often, they kind of suck, right? I've deleted 10 times as many as I actually use.  — Read More —
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Getting Inked

While on a hike with my dog this week I decided to do something I have always sworn against. — Read More —
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Your next facial

I'm not one who goes for a traditional facial at the spa. I generally consider them overpriced for what you get and I'd rather save my money for a couple of annual laser treatments, where I actually see lasting improvement on my skin. But after I was asked to be a guinea pig for a procedure called Hydrafacial MD, I'm reconsidering my position. — Read More —
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30 Years Later…

This Saturday I’ll be going to my 30th high school reunion. As anyone facing such a milestone may relate to, my thoughts go to who will be there, what I should wear (!?) and of course, everything that’s happened over the past three decades. — Read More —
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It’s not ‘Miller time’ anymore; exploring the world of craft beers

It's a great time to be a beer drinker in this country of beer drinkers. A craft beer revolution has been going on in Canada for the past few years and it shows no sign of letting up. — Read More —
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Getting in on one of the most popular sports in the world

My new ping pong table arrived this week and I've been busy working on my chops and smashes. For those who have not yet caught the ping pong bug, those are varieties of table tennis shots. I'm so into it. — Read More —
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The Mighty Cast Iron

During a recent spring cleaning of my kitchen cupboards I came across my old cast iron pan. I've been so caught up with acquiring and test driving the latest in pan inventions, somehow this had been pushed to the back shelf. Never again. — Read More —
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What to Eat, Drink, Wear and Do This Summer

For many Canadians, myself included, this coming long weekend marks the beginning of summer. The time to open the cottage, dust off the barbecue, plant those flower pots and unpack those Levi’s cut-offs. Growing up… — Read More —
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My New Favourite Margarita Recipe

I'm usually a diehard lime on the rocks kind of gal. But every once in a while in a new margarita flavour comes along to knock your socks off. — Read More —