Dogs, cookies & Santa

"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours." Anonymous Today's post takes on a little twist in that I'm sharing a recipe with all of you out there that are dog owners or have a special furry relative somewhere in your extended family….

Good Morning!

Doesn’t this pic just have Good Morning written all over it?? Now if I new how to use Photoshop that’s exactly what I would write across it! Sigh… So my friends…I believe I do have some out there…I’ve started this week off with a list of things I need to get done at work (aka…

Almond Coconut Hemp Bars

Hemp hearts are my latest fave ingredient in the kitchen. They are way up there in the “super food” department right next to chia and flax seeds. These tiny little gems are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and apparently are great if you’re trying to curb cravings and your appetite. The other beauty about hemp…

Thai Mango Salad

It’s only Tuesday but I’m already thinking about the weekend. This Friday is our usual “Friday night snack foods” night and in honour of this post, I think I’ll make it a more Thai/ Asian inspired night. So far I’m planning on making our Thai Mango Salad, Thai Seafood Cakes, Spring Rolls and a carb-free…

Baked Falafel Bites – from Oh She Glows Cookbook

Today I bring to you Angela Liddon’s Baked Falafel Bites. I bought Angela’s Oh She Glows Cookbook months ago and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for healthy, fun and satisfying alternatives. Not only is the book eye catching and well laid out but her recipes actually work! I would also like to give…

Dining alfresco on local farms

Originally posted on Ottawa Citizen:
About 35 years ago, Saunders Farm, near Stittsville, like several others around Ottawa, was a booming pick-your-own destination for strawberries. “It was fantastic through the ’80s,” says Angela Grant Saunders. Families flocked to farms to sample the first sweet fruits of summer, plucked fresh from the plants. “Then, in the…

Shrimp Sushi Parfaits

When I started working on this post I accidentally hit “publish” instead of “preview”. I was in shock over my mistake so I quickly reverted the post back to draft BUT for those of you who email subscribe I think you still might have received some strange looking unfinished post with probably no pics. LOL…I…

Romantic lunch by candlelight, ZaZaZa Pizza & the Ottawa Red Blacks

Did this shoe full of fries catch your attention? It certainly caught ours! But first, if you read my last post on Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake and you live in Ottawa then you know that my offering to the weather Gods worked. We had stellar weather in Ottawa over the weekend and the Weather Gods must…

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cheesecake in a Jar

Well here we are at the tail end of August and there seems to be this ongoing question here in Ottawa about whatever happened to our summer of 2014? Our summer only started after a very late arrival and now I’m starting to think it’s trying to make an even quicker exit! There is light…

A labour of love = Seafood Paella

A seafood paella is truly a labour of love. You might think as I did at first that the key to making a good Paella is having a good recipe and being organized but I would only be telling you part of the truth. After making a Paella I hope you will discover that perhaps…

Basil Love

I am so in love with the look and smell of basil and really wish I could grow it all year round. Last fall I made an attempt at growing basil from seed. I was so excited and optimistic when all the little green sprouts started making their appearance a couple of weeks later. I…