It has been a very long 6 weeks of preparing our garden for the summer season and now we are able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labours. There is still a few little jobs to do and of course general maintenance but now we are seeing [...]
For the last few weekends we have been feverishly working in our back garden. We have a substantially large yard that has taken over a bit in the last few years. This year was the year we thought we should change things up and simplify. The advantage to not moving [...]
We got news yesterday that my daughter was accepted to her first choice University. It is a very exciting time in our house and we have a lot of planning to do for the next few months. My husband went out to the local grocery store and got her a [...]
This is the time of year to get your fill of Asparagus and I seem to be using it in almost every meal I make just lately. You know it is spring when these funny looking veggies make their appearance at the super market. Only young asparagus shoots are commonly [...]
Salads are not just for summer anymore. Sure some of the ingredients may be out of season right now but your body will definitely thank you for the super foods you are putting in. Its like filling your Porche up with premium fuel. You will preform better and notice a [...]
I love the versatility of a great salad especially when there a re a few different dietary needs under one roof. You can add and subtract ingredients at will and the salad still tastes awesome. The one thing I really loved about this dish was the dressing. It was slightly [...]
I recently picked up the latest copy of LCBO's Food and Drink. It is a fabulous free magazine of superior quality filled with beautiful photography, yummy recipes and information on beverages including great wine and food pairings. Their latest Spring edition focuses on spring salads and I decided to adapt [...]
I think spring might finally be here but my son is still in snowboarding mode. Yesterday afternoon was a balmy +5 but off to the local ski hill we went. The conditions were still good and the boys didn't have to dress up like an Eskimo. We were at the [...]
I love salads for dinner and this one filled me to the top!
Salads make a delicious meal. They are fresh tasting and pair easily with many meats especially BBQ. This salad is low carb, low calorie and low fat. Only 1.4g net carbs and 3 Weight Watchers points per serving.
This recipe uses the harvest of fresh summer tomatoes and basil. It is a salad that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and is a nice addition to any bbq table. Its low in
These little balls are a great addition to any salad. Fairly easy to make and only 5 ingredients. You can make them a head of time and put on a plate till serving. They are dairy free and make a nice substitution for cheese in a salad with a creamy [...]
A yummy twist to your everyday Greek salad. Many varieties of mushrooms contain good-for-your-bladder selenium and, like us, they produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Oyster mushrooms are a good source or iron. Plus, they're low in calories: Six medium white, for example, have just 22. All mushrooms are [...]
Our family usually has this salad on a weekly basis. It is great with marinated fish and baked fries. I like to use the packaged Fresh Express Asian Kit as it has the Chinese Cabbage, carrots and celery in the mix. If you have time you can easily shred all [...]
I had this refreshing salad at work yesterday. It is zesty and a very versatile salad. Get creative with the grains, greens and beans you use.
A gratifying dish for chilly months. It offers fresh and lively flavours of a salad, but the comforts of a moe substantial meal. When roasting the carrots and shallots keep an eye on the nuts that they don't scorch. This warm hearted salad is high in protein and fibre. A [...]