My Grocery Bill Rant

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I’m really trying to get our grocery bill down or, at the very least, keep it where it is at in spite of rising food costs and growing bellies. I find this hard. Rationalizing a lifestyle change, with math Between enjoying cooking and eating lots of whole foods, we spend a lot of money on […]

Vanilla Zucchini Cupcakes

vanilla zucchini cupcakes

The end of summer is full of big milestones for us: two birthdays and our anniversary, all squeezed in to two very short weeks.  The past couple of years the girls’ birthdays have been a bit, um, neglected due to one of them being born and then a family emergency.  This year my goal has […]

Blackberry Pie (avec Pets de Soeurs!)

blackberry pie

We had a busy morning of mortgage renewal (with two kids in tow, hurray, ugh); the last of the epic two-weeks-of-swimming-lessons-every-day (level passed, yes!); and, then we headed en famille to the market to grab some celebratory pastries and a few extra fresh goods, including berries, of course.  Yes, more berries.  Which means pie.  Another […]

Strawberry Vanilla Yoghurt Zucchini Muffins

Back when I worked my 9-5 job, one of my co-workers and I were obsessed with the raspberry yoghurt muffin that the on site café made.  They were sweet with tangy raspberries and oh so moist.  And, then they were dropped from the menu.  Thankfully, I was almost done my pregnancy and work so I didn’t […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Take 2

I’m already tweaking my beautifully moist Barley Chocolate Zucchini Cake that I made a few weeks back with some of our first zucchinis of the season.  Ridiculous, right?  Well, I was just curious, and now that I have zucchini overload, I was free to experiment a little bit more! So, the two changes: I added […]

Zucchini Corn Eggy Pie

After a glorious ten days away in the mountains with family, we came home to a glut of zucchini and I was super stoked to try out some new recipes.  But, first, a quick recap of the trip and a garden update. Family vacay By current standards, I’m from a large family of four kids […]

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 […]