… These days, I find myself reminiscing upon many a fond memory of my brother and me playing in our backyard. Pretending to dig up dinosaur bones in a remote and muddy corner of the yard and climbing our giant avocado tree were two of our favourite activities. As much of a fantasy world as […]

Here in Southern Manitoba, it’s amazing just how hot it gets in summer (47C/117F with humidity) compared to how cold it gets in winter (-50C/-58F). On those days when the temperature soars to astronomical heights, one dreams of just a taste of a cool, autumn breeze. To conjure up the sensation of that breeze, we dream of autumn colour.

Early harvest has begun and thus the early harvest recipes! This is a super simple slow cooker recipe that is anything but the same-old, same-old. This allows you to utilize your multi-tasking skills by preparing the perfect comfort-food meal to gather family and friends around the table for Sunday supper while enjoying the dog days of summer with them at the same time.

… With a few choice ingredients, your end-of-the-day routine can take you a world away. A few minutes of combining these ingredients and you are transported to a place of culinary bliss. Enjoy the journey with this simple yet flavourful recipe. Ingredients Chicken 1 lb of boneless chicken thighs, cubed 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp […]

… Warm and hearty soups during the cold, winter months are some of our favorite meals to make together. Especially when they are accompanied by a loaf of fresh, crusty bread, hot out of the oven. (This recipe is just as comforting and delicious in the warmer months too, though) To balance out the caloric heaviness of […]

… These crispy, baked buneulos are a great alternative to the fried version and are definitely a favourite in our house. Instead of regular brown sugar, a brown sugar substitute, like Splenda, works perfectly for those with sugar sensitivities. Ingredients 1 package of 8″ wheat or white flour tortillas 3 tbsp melted butter (for brushing) […]

… For most of my life, I lived in garden hardiness zone 10. Now I live in hardiness zone 3. Big difference, right? No kidding. Lol When I started my horticultural journey, some 20 years ago in Southern California, the garden centers and nurseries were filled with a plethora of plant choices and they still […]

… On the day I was born, the state of my country was in great disarray. Oddly enough, not unlike how it is at the moment. A brutal war raged in a far away country that left many struggling to reconcile patriotism with the ethical question of what it was all for. That was one […]