Baking Powder Biscuits

Or what every child should be taught to make! I was in grade 7 taking Home Ec for the first time. Our curriculum for the first half of the school year included learning how to make “tea biscuits” and muffins. This turned out to be a very good thing. My Mom was pregnant with my brother. When… Continue Reading…

How to Make Yourself Go Crazy?

Spending hours and hours sourcing countertop and backsplash products, that’s how! This coming from someone who’s a decorator and has a great eye for pattern and colour! This adventure began a couple of weeks ago. Let’s go look at various porcelain tile and quartz products at a few showrooms and get in touch with a… Continue Reading…

The “Beating” Goes On!

The tree has been taken to the chipper, most of the decorations have been taken down except for the twinkly lights on the windows simply because I can’t bear seeing them taken down, so up they will stay until…Valentine’s Day!  I hope everyone had a splendid holiday season! One would have thought that with all… Continue Reading…

A Toast to the New Year!

I was on a search yesterday, as per usual, in my many accordion files filled with recipes, for something or other. And once again, what I was looking for had been misfiled! I hate it when I do that! Anyway…when I began checking the other sections in said file, I stumbled upon a section of… Continue Reading…

A Christmas Story And Maybe A Ghost?

I am so excited…we bought our Christmas tree on Saturday!  We always have a real Christmas tree. We love going to our favourite “lot” every year and picking out the perfect tree. The first year my Husband and I were together we drove all over town looking for that tree! Oops… the law was laid down… Continue Reading…

Tomato Bocconcini Salad Police

I may have mentioned that I adore tomatoes!  It’s called “summer’s bounty” for a reason! I had lunch with a few friends not long ago and when I say this on the menu I could almost feel my blood pressure rising.  Am I the only person out here who is driven crazy by this? There seems to… Continue Reading…

Are You Travelling To Italy?

This is my very first book review and I have a great reason for that! I have a high regard for Victoria De Maio’s travel knowledge and she has written her first book, “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style” which I am delighted to recommend to you. Victoria’s humour filled personal experiences, expertise and tips make… Continue Reading…