3 for all

Bless me bloggers…for I have sinned. It’s been three weeks since my last post. I have no excuses other than lack of inspiration. It’s  been a tough couple of weeks…relatively speaking. The weather has been bi-polar (literally), my son has been sick and suffering from terrible insomnia (which means so has everyone else in the family) and … Continue reading

Sweet Pea

Lately, I feel as though all I do is talk about soup…I write soup recipes, I post pictures of soup in fancy tea cups, I dream of new spring creations. But I can’t help it…all I want to eat at this time of year is soup…old-school, hearty, fill-you-up, serve-it-with-crusty-bread soup! Like the kind you had … Continue reading

Tea Party

I cannot function these days without caffeine. I run two businesses, have a crazy-busy toddler, and am a certified (and sometimes certifiable) insomniac. Caffeine is necessary. But it doesn’t have to be evil. Coffee gets a bad rap. It actually boasts some very notable health properties, such as protecting against Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading

Something beautiful

It’s absolutely ridiculous to me, both personally and professionally, that January is the time to set personal goals and resolutions. It’s January, for God’s sake! It’s bleak and blustering, and you’re broke, burdened with bills, and bloated from bingeing. No fun for anyone! So whoever invented the “new year/new you” plan is just plain nuts … Continue reading

Detox Days

Okay okay, so Daily Apple partied a little too much over the holidays. But who doesn’t? And why wouldn’t you? That’s what holidays are for–a break from the everyday, a little more spice in your life…a little extra cheese on your dessert table! But now..it’s payback time. I’m not going to complain about it, or write-up a … Continue reading

The Best Workout You’ve Never Tried…..™

So I’m not usually one to brag, but today I’m making an exception. I have been creating and developing fitness programs for over 20 years (yes..I did say 20…the first fitness class I learned to teach was JAZZERCISE!).  We were the first business in Toronto to create “green fitness” programs and outdoor bootcamps. Now they … Continue reading

The Eco Birthday Party

My son just turned two. I can hardly believe it. I have a two-year old. How did this happen? It’s been an emotional week, looking at old baby photos and videos, juggling a tiny house filled with large house guests, and planning a birthday party that both suits our son’s personality, our values, and yet still … Continue reading

Game Plan

I’m not a huge football fan, but, as you know, I do like to party… and eat! This year we were fortunate enough to be invited to two kickin’ shin digs by two of my favourite foodie friends! Both festivities were game-day themed, even though one was the night prior. The menus were laden with handmade, locally and … Continue reading

On the Side

I’m not a fan of huge portions at dinner time. Lunch and midnight snacks…not a problem. But I don’t enjoy eating a big meal at the end of the day (mostly because I thoroughly look forward to my glass of beer/bubbly and don’t like fill up before hand!) And according to most health researchers, the largest … Continue reading

The Sunday Night Dinner

My husband is very traditional. He loves the holidays, family reunions and anything that brings people together around a large table filled with food. This weekend we began reminiscing about our childhoods, and our memories of Sunday dinners. He told me he longed for the days at his granparents’ house, with Glen Miller on the turntable and … Continue reading