Celebrate Family Day with Brunch

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Family day is coming up next week for the majority of Canada and to the Healthy Grains Institute challenged me to come up with a hearty family brunch. I was happy to, because what better way to kick off the holiday? We usually have our family brunches on Sunday. It's nice to slow down, and to enjoy our time together. We have a lazy morning, followed by a big brunch around the kitchen table. We get to talk about what's going on at work, at school and our activities outside of the home. I really try to do this every week. In fact, we had our Family Day brunch last Monday, as B.C. has it's family day a week earlier than the rest of Canada. My boys love pancakes and sausages with fruit, but Chris and I love eggs Benedict. It's my all time favorite brunch food. A toasted English muffin, topped with fresh ham, perfectly poached eggs and a creamy hollandaise sauce - nothing beats that. But I wanted to come up with a different version of eggs benny. And since I had spare time over the … [Continue reading]

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

A craving hit - and it was for a vegetable soup that my Aunt makes. It's pretty darn simple to make, but I didn't exactly know what went in it, so I just used what I had in my fridge and was lucky enough that it turned out. I added in some freshly grated marble cheddar and called it a day. This soup totally hit the spot, and it took no time at all to throw together. What you will need: 2 large russet potatoes; peeled and diced 2 large carrots: chopped into 1 inch chunks 3 stalks of celery: diced 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 large onion; roughly chopped 1 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. Thyme 2 tsp. vegetable bouillon 2 cups grated Armstrong Marble Cheddar 6 - 8 cups water Toss everything (except the cheese) into a large soup pot. Cover with the water **I used enough water to cover the veggies.** Boil until everything is fork tender. Drain all liquid into a bowl. Measure out 4 cups of cooking liquid and add back to the … [Continue reading]

Currently Vol. 6

Currently Vol 6

  The last Currently post I wrote was back in September - and its been a good month since I wrote a personal post, well any post really. So, what the hell has been going on... well, I'll let you know. What am I reading: I just finished reading You before Me by Jojo Moyes - talk about a tear jerker. I watched the movie trailer, and bought the book as soon as I was done. I've read others reviews and I can personally say, I loved it, but not everyone did. If you are looking for a simple read, that gives you all kinds of feels, check it out. Not sure what book I will read next - a friend just gifted me a whole wack of them, so I'll take a look through them and see what I can find. Maybe a Sandra Brown novel.. if nothing catches my eye, I'm heading to Chapters! Life soundtrack: Organs - Of Monsters and Men When We Were Young - Adele The Hills - The Weekend Army - Ellie Goulding Slow Life - Of Monsters and Men Into the Mystic - Van Morrison Dark Times - … [Continue reading]

Brown Butter and Parmesan Cheese Popcorn

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I posted this brown butter and Parmesan cheese popcorn a couple weeks ago to my Instagram for National Popcorn day and got some great feed back. We are HUGE fans of popcorn in this house. The boys love it for an after school snack... actually - this is like an any time snack - for anyone, I decided to try something different and used brown butter rather than just traditional butter - and I thought Parmesan cheese would add a nice sharp flavour. Everyone loved it, so I thought I would share. What you will need: 3 cups popped, popcorn 1/2 cup salted butter 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese In a small sauce pan, add butter and begin to melt over medium heat. Continue to heat and stir constantly. Watching very closely, you do not want to burn the butter. Continue to heat until the butter reaches a light golden color. Remove from heat. Add popcorn to a large bowl and add 3 - 4 Tbsp. of the brown butter, toss in the Parmesan cheese and stir together. Serve. **I make … [Continue reading]

Montreal Style Smoked Meat Sandwich

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Our local pub was serving up a Montreal Style smoked meat sandwich on their seasonal menu, and I LOVED it. I mean, I really, really loved it. So when I found out that they were no longer serving it, I … [Continue reading]

Chelsea & Raphael | Engagement Session

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I'm starting off my 2016 photography year with an engagement session! I traveled over to Vancouver Island last Saturday to meet up with Chelsea and Raph to capture some special moments before their … [Continue reading]

15 Game Day Appetizer Ideas

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With the big game coming up next week, I thought I would put together a round up of my favorite game day appetizer recipes. As well as share some awesome looking recipes from some of my favorite food … [Continue reading]

Crispy Chicken Bites

Crispy Chicken Bites

With the big game is coming up, I wanted to share some appetizer recipes, like these crispy chicken bites that you could whip up for your party. I will be doing a round up post next week that features … [Continue reading]

Birthday Wishes

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...well little did I know that an hour and a half later my water would break....  Another year has passed, and I keep thinking to myself that time to needs to slow down. You would think that I … [Continue reading]

Easy Peasy Maple Bars

Easy Peasy Maple Bars

Well, it's been some time since I have posted anything to this little blog of mine. I needed a break - its that simple. But I am back, and I have a recipe to share with you all - its one you have … [Continue reading]