Friday, May 22, 2015

Cookie Craft Blog Tour and Giveaway

I love decorating cookies. It is fun to decorate dazzling cookies for every occasion. Decorated cookies are a wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion, from baby showers to birthday parties and from weddings to holidays. I enjoyed learning about cooking decorating from the Cookie Craft book by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. I liked that the book explains everything we need to know to make show stopping delicious cookies.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Trudeau Kitchen Tools

Trudeau, a leading Canadian supplier of quality kitchenware and tabletop accessories in North America is putting a fresh spin on salads and stir fries with their introduction of a few new kitchen tools. The multipurpose heat resistant 3 in 1 foldable silicone splatter screen is handy in the kitchen because we can place over a frying pan to take a quick peak, or release excess steam while the food is cooking, or use it as a strainer, or trivet. It fits over 11" diameter pots and pans, allowing us to use it as a pot drainer. I like that after our different uses of this splatter screen we can easily clean the surface.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Flavours of the Caribbean for the BBQ from Grace

I tried a variety of flavourful Grace barbecue seasoning and sauces. By using the Jerk Seasoning, I was able create a Caribbean flavoured meal easily. My family loved the flavours. Grace foods wasn't kidding when they said spicy, because their Hot Jerk Seasoning is very spicy. If you are not into really spicy meals get the Mild Jerk Seasoning. We can rub this paste to meat and marinate for an hour before grilling or barbecuing to get a delicious flavour.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Win this Prize Pack to Get Closer to Real Food This Gardening Season

I love that it is gardening season. We have started to put down seeds and plant vegetables and herbs in our garden. Although, it is time to get out there and get our hands dirty in truth less than half of Canadians have ever actually grown fresh fruit or vegetables. While we may think farmer’s markets are bridging this gap, Kashi Plant it Forward survey has shown that one third of Canadians will not even visit a farmer’s market or community garden this year. Due to this reason Kashi and Evergreen have partnered for a second year in a row on the #PlantItForward initiative encouraging Canadians to “Give. Get. Grow” and celebrate all the little farmers in each of us.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Food Network Star Returns

If you love watching Food Network Star on FoodNetwork.com you will be excited to know that Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay return as mentors along with other special guests and judges in the eleventh Season Premiere on Sunday, June 7th at 9pm ET/PT. The twelve talented hopefuls compete to become the next new face in food television. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Grapefruit and Ginger Drink made using the Hemisphere Twist Blender

I love the beautiful sleek and stylish Breville® appliances that we can use everyday. Breville’s Hemisphere Twist Blender adds a twist to our daily routine with a splash of flavour. I really like the innovative design of the Breville Hemisphere Twist that livens up our recipes and add greater depth to our drinks. The standard lid is interchangeable with the unique citrus cone lid that allows us to bring an instant infusion of citrus into any delectable creation, from smoothies and cocktails to dips, spreads, soups, and more.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crispy Cod Fritters

The recipe for this delicious cod fritters or Pasteis de bacalhau from Portugal is from the Mediterranean cookbook

1 lb 2oz (500g) salt cod
1 lb 2oz (500g) russet potatoes
1 onion grated
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
black pepper or chile flakes
2 eggs
olive oil for frying

Being Safe On The Road During Rain

I am sure, like me you too are concerned about keeping your family and yourself safe on the road. State Farm insurance considers this to be important as well, and have created programs to promote child passenger safety, teen driver safety, seat belt safety, and sober and engaged driving. During spring, when the snow is melting and it rains a lot, it creates different road conditions that drivers need to be aware of and learn how to deal with these conditions. Rain is a known to be a common cause for crashes, and it can create chaos on the road for drivers.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What hospice care means to patients and their families

Death can come anytime to anyone, however many people prefer not to think about death in their day-to-day lives. For most people, a good death means being physically comfortable, at peace in your own home, enjoying as many moments as possible with loved ones doing the things they love to do up until the very end.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Potato Dishes using Potatoes from The Little Potato Company

I loved using the colourful little potatoes from the Little Potato Company in a variety of dishes. Everyone in my family enjoyed the bite sized, delicious buttery taste. I like the convenience of using these pre-washed potatoes that can be used without peeling. I found it easy to prepare because all I had to do is boil it for 15 minutes, or add it into my Tagine, and meat dishes.
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