Cooking, Lifestyle

Grandma’s best pickles!

Pickles…. When I think of pickles, two people come to my mind instantly. The first is my grandma from my dad’s side who made the best sour pickles in the world! At the end of each Summer she would transform…

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Sunday chill out

The Summer vacation may be over but the Summer weather is still going strong encouraging us to spend time outside. Weekdays are a bit more challenging due to the after school activities but weekends and especially Sundays are all just…

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Back in time journey with Halton County Radial Railway

Trains or airplanes? What is your favourite way to travel? Planes are convenient and fast but in my opinion they will never match the excitement of travelling by train for the reason that the views you are able to experience…

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Port Colborne… tall ships, antique cars and cotton candy

I really don’t know what it is but we seem to be under a spell from Lake Erie! There is something magical happening along the coast making our family feel like home over there. So… it is not a surprise…

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Flip the coin road trip

When it comes to simple life pleasures three things are high on our list: quality time spent with family, camping and road trips exploring new places. A couple of years ago we got the idea to combine all three things  in…

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Family quality time – excercising together

Life is busy and I’m sure we all wish and try our best to find ways of staying healthy, fit and spend more quality time together with family. Busy schedules with after school activities, social events and other commitments often make it…

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Bon voyage Bryan

Every year since grade six Bryan has been going on an academic year end trip with his class. I remember clearly like it was yesterday when two years ago Bryan set off to travel to Montreal for three days of discovery and fun. After much…

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Lifestyle, My Canada

Dundas Buskerfest

Sometimes, when we don’t feel like going anywhere far, we like to explore some of the older towns located close to our home. One of our favourite is Dundas – this is one of the most beautiful towns on the outskirts of Hamilton. We love…

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Just living is not enough

You know that the Spring is here when you see blooming cherry trees! Probably, more than once, you’ve seen pictures from Japan where thousands of people gather in the gardens for Sakura Hanami “cherry blossom flower viewing” and you thought…

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First spring blooms

When Bryan was in grade two we made a very important decision of limiting the use of the car to the bare minimum.  The first and the biggest change for us was to start walking to and from school, every…

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Smoked salmon deviled eggs

Hard boiled eggs with stuffing or just cut in half with a touch of mayo and spices. This was always present on the table whenever my parents would host any kind of party. A staple for Sunday brunch and really…

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