Where to go Apple Picking in Mississauga

  It must be getting close to fall. While in the garage the other day, I saw the scarecrow decoration, and wondered if it was too soon to put it up. We decided to go apple picking today – I have missed it the last few years for one reason or another, and decided this year we were going to…

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Crumpets – The Joy of Cooking

I was searching through my favorite cookbook of all time – The Joy of Cooking – and came across this recipe for Crumpets. I havent had a crumpet in ages – when I flipped through the book, I was looking for a bread recipe I could make without having to turn on the oven during our heat wave. It looked…

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Surviving Birthday Parties with Food Allergies

When a party invite comes home from school, instead of sharing in my son’s delight, I curse silently. For me, this means worrying about whether the food will be allergy friendly, if the venue is nut free (or even worse if it’s a home party – is the house allergy friendly and without pets?). I see the other parents drop…

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Homemade PlayDoh

This is a timeless classic! I remember this activity from when we were kids. We didn’t use PlayDoh then (it existed, but I don’t remember us buying it). I do remember my mom making her own, and that’s what we would use. It was a salty, pliable dough, and we would have to remember to wrap it up in plastic…

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The Tightwad Gazette – The Price Book

After readling the Titghtwad Gazette, it became clear that one of the main areas you can save on is your food bill. Every week, I scan the flyers and make lists of things at the various stores we can use and stock up on. I may not get to every store that week, but it’s a good starting place to…

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MSG – is it in everything?

I have been trying to eliminate MSG from my diet recently as a pilot project. When I started this journey, I wasnt prepared for how many things I eat everyday that have MSG, or a form of MSG in it. I did some research, and found that it can go by many different names (over 40), and can even be…

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Roasted Chick Peas

Roasted Chick Peas I recently came across a recipe for Roasted Chick Peas. They didnt seem that interesting at first, but the idea started growing on me, and I decided to give them a try. A lot of the recipes for them have mixed reviews, so I combined a couple of different ones and came up with this. They were…

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