Ladies Who Drink: A Stylishly Spirited Guide to Mixed Drinks and Small Bites + Win a copy! - Fixing drinks has never been my domaine, but look out world, ’cause that’s about to change. Thanks to Running Press, I have everything I need to transform from a cocktail dunce to a cocktail diva in Ladies Who Drink: A Stylishly Spirited Guide to Mixed Drinks and Small Bites by Anne Keenan Higgins. Small in size […]
Thinking outside the jar with Bonne Maman + A giveaway! - In my house, jams and jellies rarely see more than a side of toast, but last week’s inspired bites at Fauna Ottawa have me looking at our favourite jewel-toned spreads in an entirely new light. Bonne Maman invited Fauna chef Billy Khoo to think outside the jar for an exclusive tasting featuring the company’s preserves. […]
September is for… + A giveaway! - It’s your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman! I’m just home from a quick trip to Toronto and looking at the weeks ahead — it’s a big month for trying small things with more travel, a new fitness challenge, some fun events and more. 
Gourmet Trading stocked our pantry with Stonewall Kitchen specialty foods. Here’s how they went over. - Like a lot of people trying to feed a family on a budget, we tend to stock our pantry with the same things week after week. We know what will get eaten, what probably won’t, and how long our favourite dishes will take to prepare. We shop with a list, pick up what we need, […]
How do you like them apples? Celebrating 50 years with Chudleigh’s Farm 🍎 #Chudleighs - This time last week I met my friend Ann at Chudleigh’s Entertainment Farm and Bakery in Milton, Ontario to celebrate the orchard’s 50th anniversary. Chudleigh’s was one of the first u-pick apple orchards in Ontario and one of the first in the area to introduce entertainment farms with wagon rides, a children’s play area and friendly […]
Talking top back-to-school trends with Staples + A $250 giveaway! - Things are looking up for back to school at casa try small things. The kids are happy with their teachers (for a change the school’s told us who they’ll have before the first day), last year’s backpacks and lunch bags are in good shape for another year and I won’t be on duty for every after-school […]
Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo + Win a copy! - Fall always feels like a great time to turn over a new leaf (pun intended), and if you’re thinking of cleaning up your diet Paleo-style like me, Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo is a fantastic (and fun!) place to start. Released at the beginning of August, this […]
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat - Samin Nosrat’s love affair with cooking may read like a fairy tale, but her approach to good cooking has less to do with magic than it does with science. Learn the four basic elements or “cardinal directions”, Samin says, and you’ll find your way to dishes that satisfy as much as they delight. Her first […]
Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table by Lily Diamond - No rain, no flowers. •  In her first book, Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table, thirty-something writer, photographer, and natural wellness blogger Lily Diamond shares recipes for 80 nourishing vegetarian and vegan dishes and DIY beauty products made all the more magical for the moving stories of heartbreak, healing and joy she serves […]
August is for… - Okay August. Time to turn you around. I’ve spent most of the past week loafing around the house in my pajamas, exhausted and depressed for letting the days slip by with next to nothing accomplished. Blah. Anyone else been the same? Saturday we drove up near Mont Tremblant to pick my daughter from camp and […]


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