Longtail vs. Bakfiets: What’s the best choice for your family?

We are supremely lucky to now be a two cargo bike family.  Just a sec, I need to go and count my lucky stars…  After having both bikes for a few months now, I thought that I would consider the pros and cons of each to help you figure out which bike you should get […]

Zucchini Overload: More than a dozen ideas to help you cope!

Zucchini are such a satisfying plant to grow from seed.  Their big cotyledons emerge quickly with the right temperatures and, next thing you know, their cheery orange blossoms greet you on your morning garden rounds. But, then you go away for the weekend and come home to three times the amount of fruit than when you […]

Barley Chocolate Zucchini Cake

It’s starting to be that time of year again, where I am always looking for a favourite way to incorporate produce from the garden into anything, including dessert! This cake is super moist and delicious, without being too sweet or heavy.  And, hey, you’re getting some greens in in, ta boot!  Enjoy. We ate it […]

Maple Peach Jam

The last of my jamming peaches were given their new life today in another ode to peaches and maple syrup.  This tastes divine on the spoon, er, I mean on a piece of buttered toast.  Such a lovely and simple jam.  But, it’s not for the faint of heart: those of you who do not […]

Frozen Chicken Teriyaki

Well, not really, but kinda? I love to stock our deep freeze with good meat and have it around to pull out whenever.  Sometimes I have the foresight to thaw it ahead of time, other times it’s small enough that I can thaw it in an hour in some cold water, and then there are […]

Child Trailers: Chariot vs. Burley

When baby #2 was on the way, we bit the bullet and got a double trailer for our walking, jogging, biking, and xc skiing needs.  Yes, needs.  There is no way that I am going to stay stuck inside any time of year because my gear can’t hack it and in a wintery city like Calgary, […]

Honey Peach Jam

It was market day today and I scored a $10 half bushel of peaches from Oliver, BC.  They aren’t the most gorgeous specimens but they were cheap!  And, I’m going to get about 27 cups worth of jam out of them.  They can’t be that bad, either, as the girls have eaten about four between the […]

Maple Peach Semifreddo

When I was a kid, every few summers I got to head “back east”, as we say, and spend a couple of weeks with my grandparents at their summer home in the Laurentians, north of Montréal.  It’s this beautiful old place – well over one hundred years old, now – and it has this amazing veranda […]

Reorg

This is happening a little faster than I anticipated, but I am undergoing a little blog reorganization! The main page will remain the same for now, showcasing the most recent posts.  Since there is enough content now (yay!) for posts to disappear from the main page (boo!), I wanted to make them easier to find. […]

Getting Little Kids Riding

As my husband says, there are two non-negotiables in this family: biking and skiing.  Obviously, biking is at the core of our relationship so we are intentionally fostering a love for bikes in the heart of our family. Modelling Kids learn heaps from monkey-see-monkey-do, for better or worse.  For worse, when in a moment of […]