Dachshund Draft Stopper

Pinterest is an endless source of inspiration when it comes to DIY projects and I must have hundreds of ideas filed away for “someday”. I was recently browsing sewing project ideas and came across a draft stopper in the shape of a dachshund. I thought […]

DIY Painted Chandelier

Transformation is a beautiful thing and my shiny outdated chandelier finally went from garish gold to an understated antique white. It’s an easy weekend project that’s easy to pull off regardless of your comfort level with all things hands-on. I love a well decorated home […]

Ginger-Peach Frozen Yogurt

Ginger and peach is one of my favourite flavour combinations. Combined with the tangy tartness of yogurt, it is a perfect summer dessert that’s light and flavourful, with a little bit of a kick to it. When local peaches are in season, it is particularly […]

Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt. It’s what summers are made of. This chocolate frozen yogurt is creamy, delicious, and deeply chocolaty, without the cloying sweetness. It’s a perfect refresher that beats the heat and satisfies that chocolate craving. The lighter texture and added tartness from the yogurt are […]

How To Trim an Overgrown Plant

Usually, it is the plants that refuse to thrive that give us grief. However, plants that grow unchecked pose their own problems. They are often unruly, weakened (strange as that may sound), and usually in danger of toppling over. For truly healthy plants, those that […]

Upside-Down Peach and Cornmeal Cake

Upside-Down Peach Cake

Peaches are in season and they make a perfect dessert. Ripe Ontario peaches are one of my favourite treats – sweet and juicy, they practically burst with flavour and I wait every summer to sink my teeth into them. Pick some up at your local […]

Fresh garden tomatoes in a bucket

Fresh Tomato Salsa

It’s finally backyard tomato season and I couldn’t be more excited. Sweet, juicy, meaty – backyard tomatoes smell like sun and taste like summer. I anxiously await their arrival each and every year because grocery store tomatoes just don’t compare. Of course, fresh garden tomatoes […]

Red Currant Yogurt Loaves

Each year, my parents’ backyard produces buckets of red currants. The berries are packed with nutrients but quite tart, so I’m always on the hunt for new recipes to use them in. This was one of my favourite red currant recipe finds that I tried […]