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Transformation is a beautiful thing and my shiny outdated chandelier finally went from garish gold to an understated antique white.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 […]

Goats being dressed at the Campbellford Goat Derby

Campbellford Goat Derby

The Campbellford Goat Derby is one of those unique festival traditions you come across all over small-town Ontario. I found it when I spotted the Incredible Edibles festival on Twitter. Always being on the lookout for new food shows to explore, I was intrigued. However, this […]

Words to Know: Bee's Knees. Noun. A highly admired person or thing. The height of excellence

Words to Know: Bee’s Knees

Have you ever heard the expression “bee’s knees”? The first time I heard it, I thought it was just about the cutest phrase ever. But I’ve always wondered where it came from. Turns out, “Bee’s Knees” didn’t always express affection or admiration. According to the […]

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 […]