People have called me a romantic on steroids. Personally, I think they are actually underestimating my tendencies. There are two hoop skirts in the closet, and summer must include multiple picnics with a book of poetry tucked into the basket. You can imagine my glee when we rolled through the flag-draped town of Lake Placid and pulled up to the historic Mirror Lake Inn.
Daylight Savings always messes up our kids’ schedules! To help households get ready for the change and keep the daily schedules moving smoothly, we’ve compiled a few tips to make the transition a bit smoother. Good luck! (ps. Spring is just around the corner. Kindof).
Guess what I did once? I checked all of my baby’s diapers and changes of clothes in our luggage. On a 4 hour flight. Thankfully, a kind gentleman on our Air Canada plane saved the day by buying diapers during the stopover and sending them to me on the plane! Little did I know that Air Canada keeps necessities like this in airports for bad parents like me. (I still recommend taking your own though!) With so many families exploring the world, Air Canada is doing even more to enhance the experience of traveling with kids.
Putting pumpkin in a pie, however traditional, isn’t the only thing to do with them as this autumn soup demonstrates. Look for small, sweet pumpkins or you can substitute butternut squash. It’s super-cute to serve it in hollowed out pumpkins.
The following turkey preparation safety tips are adapted from US CDC online documentation: It’s Turkey Time – Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal. Health Canada also provides turkey preparation tips. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, be aware of safety issues when thawing, preparing, stuffing and cooking your turkey. Food safety is especially important as you prepare a holiday meal. Within the last couple of years, public health officials have investigated outbreaks of food-borne illness that were caused by bacteria in jalapeños, spinach, peanut butter, frozen pizza, frozen pot pies, and frozen beef patties. Many consumers are now more aware of the ongoing importance of food safety.
4 slices of multigrain bread
2 1-oz slices of part-skim provolone cheese
1/2 cup ripe avocado slices
2 Tbsp. Hellmann’s® ½ the Fat mayonnaise-type dressing
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
2 6-oz slices skinless leftover turkey (white meat)
We’re not even going to presume to give you a different Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey recipe than the one your family normally uses, but we will suspect that come Boxing Day, you’ll have a ton of turkey waiting to be ‘remade’ into family-friendly dishes. (Aren’t you glad we didn’t say leftovers?) This is a great recipe, and you can substitute tofu or chicken for those who want to avoid the tryptophan-induced sleepiness that comes on after eating turkey. Here’s our take on Acadian Turkey a la King.
There’s a slight chill in the air and green leaves are beginning to transform into a melody of gold, red, and orange. Summer’s end may be bittersweet, but fall has plenty to offer, especially when it comes to beer. Read: Octoberfest Beer Gardens (or Oktoberfest Bier Gartens for our European readers!). We’ve rounded up five delightful beers (and the like) that perfectly compliment the start of autumn.
After a gorgeous luncheon last week with Lisa Tant, Editor-in-Chief of Flare Magazine, it was time to transfer inspiration into a revamp of the closet. Hosted at Vancouver’s Wear Else, I was in a mecca of fashion, and all I wanted to do was hit the changing rooms. The first fall season while I haven’t been pregnant or attempting to drop baby weight, and, as luck would have it, it’s a particularly stellar year for pregnancy and postpartum dressing. Gone are the gladiator sandals, the cut-off tights and the butt/thigh-hugging shirts (thank you very much).
As we sailed away from the skittles-coloured Lunenburg buildings I started humming Stan Rogers tunes. Sailing on the ship that graces our Canadian dime is a treat I hadn’t experienced since I was 8. My boys, avid sailors themselves, had never had the pleasure. On our most recent trip to Nova Scotia, they got to explore the Bluenose II.