The summer to me means more salads, fruits and fish. There’s something about the warmer weather and enjoying fish done on the grill. This weekend we try a friend’s dill cedar plank salmon, plus grilled corn with rosemary and salsa, roasted nuts and a summer classic, ice cream sandwiches.
The weather has been hot, breaking temperature records in our neck of the woods, so we’re thankful to avoid using the oven and enjoy an afternoon barbequing in the backyard. This week we grill some family favourites, like kale and bananas. Plus we try a new accessory for our Weber grill, a pizza oven.
We’re trying to make every day of summer vacation count this year. That’s one reason why we started our Summer BBQ Sunday series, focusing on hanging out as a family in the backyard barbequing. If you’re talking backyard BBQs and family summer fun, then no doubt ice cream is involved.
The long weekend is a perfect time to kick-off our Summer BBQ Sunday series. Unlike the other weekends in the summer, the long weekend seems to give us permission to relax and enjoy time with the family. Join us in the backyard as we make nachos, smoke some ribs and enjoy watermelon mojitos.
More people are trying to get a better handle on the way they eat, trying to eat less food and move toward healthier choices. Getting to that initial healthy state can sometimes be hard. That’s the position my husband is in, trying to transition into a healthier lifestyle, including diet and exercise. His crazy work schedule doesn’t make it any easier.
To help, he’s been trying Rose Reisman’s Personal Gourmet Frozen for about a week, seeing if he could get his mind focused on eating regular meals, in healthier portion sizes and with better ingredients.
Ah the joy that is Oreo. Who hasn’t dunked these babies whole, in milk or twisted them apart to savour the sweet filling? I’ll admit it, I’m a cookie twister. This option just seems to make the enjoyment last that much longer. Well today marks the Oreo cookie’s 100th birthday and to celebrate Orea had cake. Not just any cake but three spectacular birthday cakes created by some of the top bakers across Canada.
It’s not unlike many families to try to eat a little better and establish a healthier relationship with food. We want our kids to have a balanced diet with varied food; however, their dietary requirements may be different than our own. That’s the case in our house right now.
Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is right around the corner and with it comes pancakes for breakfast. We make pancakes every year, some with chocolate chips, others with fruit, but always pretty standard pancakes. Looking for something different I stumbled upon Bakerella’s Pancake Muffins on Pinterest (of course). These bite sized treats taste just like pancakes but without all that griddle flipping. I actually made two batters of this thinking we’d have enough for the next day’s breakfast but due to their popularity they didn’t last long. I found, just like making regular pancakes, letting the batter sit for a bit lead to fluffier muffins.
The holidays are a great time to get creative with the kids and Valentine’s Day is no different. Crafts are fun and cards are great but baking, or rather decorating homemade baking, will always be at the top of the list with my kids.
This Valentine’s Day why not spend some time with the kids decorating holiday cupcakes. To make things easier, we’ve come up with a few ideas that look great and are easy enough to get the kids involved too.