Algonquin Park: Fall Colours 2019

Even though we went on a peak fall colours weekend, Saturday’s forecast of rain detoured travellers planning a day trip and we practically had the park to ourselves.

Traditional Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe turned out perfectly! The dough was easy to roll out and sturdy when cut into shapes. The cookies were delicious and their texture was just the right mix of crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Happy Baking!

A Dino Family Halloween

Pumpkin Carving, Parties, and Trick-or-Treating made this Halloween a memorable one for the Dino Family!

Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Candied Walnuts

I can’t have carrot cake without thinking back to fond childhood memories spent learning to bake with my mom. She started me early with traditional Greek cookies and sweets but carrot cake holds a special place in my baking journey. We had just won a food-processor in a raffle, I was seven years old. The…

Best Orchard for Apple Picking Near Toronto

I’ve tried the competitors and compiled a list of 10 reasons why Carl Laidlaw Orchards is hands down the Best Apple Orchard near Toronto! Let’s be honest though.. Do you really need ten reasons to go apple picking? It’s pretty much the #1 rated fall activity for millennial Torontonians. Either way read on and before…

Father’s Day Heat-Wave Adventures

To keep the portrait session a surprise I told Dave I had entered him in a local father daughter talent show and that I had signed him up for singing a duet with Elowyn. He refused to leave the house. “It’s going to be awesome! You have a great chance at winning!” I said. “No, I’m absolutely not doing it! See this is why I hate surprises.” he replied.

New all natural GF Snack your Family will Love! Kashi Joi Bars

Kashi has launched a new line of Joi bars available in the wellness section of your local grocery store. There are two varieties, Nut Bars and Energy Nut Bars and three flavours of each variety. I recently attended a media-event where I learned all about the new line, sampled each flavour and made my own…

Fun Half-Birthday Celebration Ideas

See why my family celebrates half-birthdays and if this tradition might be right for you!

Also included: Elowyn’s 18 Month Milestones and a Video of her  1 1⁄2 Birthday Party Adventures.

What’s New at the Toronto Zoo?

The Toronto Zoo located in Scarborough is home to over 5000 animals. It’s an extremely accessible and family friendly attraction making it a great choice for your next city adventure! By attending the keeper talks, you’ll learn new things about the animals and their unique personalities each time you visit. You might find you have…

Royal Wedding Themed Cooking, Baking, and Crafting!

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, these family friendly activities will help make the event extra special and memorable. Invite friends over for a viewing party and wow them with these easy to make gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and dazzling fascinators. Kellogg’s partnered with former Royal Chef, Darren McGrady to give breakfast a posh makeover. I had…