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HOLIDAYS: BEVERAGES

December 11, 2015
Holiday Beverages

6 Festive and Fun Beverage Recipes for the Holidays! The holiday season is a time to enjoy delicious food and beverages with friends and families. This includes drinks that are sweet, maybe even savoury and some that are alcoholic, making you feel all warm and toasty inside. So we are sharing 6 fun holiday drinks for you to try this year.   Danielle Hot Buttered Rum & Grog Hot buttered rum is a classic wintery, holiday beverage. When else in the year…

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HOLIDAYS: BAKING

November 27, 2015
Holiday baking

Sharing 10 of our favourite recipes for holiday baking! Many of us love to bake during the holidays, especially with cookie exchanges, holiday parties and homemade gifts. We love to start early, preparing and freezing dough ahead of time allows us to quickly whip out a fresh batch of cookies at a moments notice. Here are some of our favourite recipes and new ones we will be baking this holiday season! Danielle Traditional Molasses Cookies This cookie is a classic…

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CRAFT BEER FOR THE ROOKIE BEER DRINKER

November 18, 2015
Beer Flight.

Whenever I’ve been out for dinner or getting drinks with friends, I’ve never been the person to order a beer. Beer just really wasn’t my thing. I didn’t enjoy the taste or appreciate all the different styles, until now. In Hamilton, we are so lucky to have a growing craft beer industry. Not only that, there are so many restaurants, coffee shops and bars with a wide variety to choose from. Since Collective Arts opened up in Hamilton back in…

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CAST IRON RECIPES

November 5, 2015
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10 delicious recipes to make in a cast iron skillet. Having a cast iron pan in your kitchen is essential. We have three skillets and three different types of cast iron pots that I use on a regular basis. Cast iron is very versatile. You can use it over an open fire, on the BBQ, the stove top or in the oven, and for both sweet and savoury dishes. They also get better over time, becoming more seasoned and creating…

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SEASONAL EATING: SQUASH

October 29, 2015
Winter Squash

My 5 favourite savoury squash recipes. Majority of the farmers’ markets in Hamilton have or are coming to an end. If you are able to go to a couple markets in your area, now is the time to stock up on a couple different squashes. Especially since they do not go bad quickly, you can hold on to them for a bit. Whole Living discusses the nutrition of butternut squash and how to buy, cook, and store. Squash is full…

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IT’S ALL GOOD COOKBOOK REVIEW

October 27, 2015
Cookbook Review

It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow A couple of my favourite food bloggers have raved about this cookbook. I had been wanting to purchase it for a while and one day while shopping at HomeSense with my mum, we came across it and I had to take it home with me! The first thing I loved about this cookbook was how Gwyneth breaks down the book, explaining the three icons – elimination diet, vegan, and protein-packed – what they mean…

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SEASONAL EATING: APPLES

October 16, 2015
apples

Our 10 favourites ways to enjoy, cook and bake with fresh, local apples – autumn’s best fruit! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – said someone, who like us, loves apples! And we literally could eat an apple a day and never grow tired of how humbly this fruit is sweet, juicy and crispy at the same time. Like most tree fruit, apples are loaded with flavour, but what makes them so special is there is a kind of…

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HARD CIDER IN TIME FOR AUTUMN

October 7, 2015
Hard Cider

6 easy to enjoy hard ciders for autumn and how best to enjoy them! When I was a kid my go to beverage was Kool-aid of course. Now at 25 I can enjoy the finer things in life – in other words alcoholic bevies! Sometimes you just need a glass of wine after a long day or a nice cold beer on a Friday night with friends. But one of my other delicious drinks of choice is hard cider. I…

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HOSTING A GIRLS’ NIGHT

October 6, 2015
Girls Night

6 tips for hosting a fun get together with your friends! I love hosting a great get together, especially a themed one! With busy schedules, it doesn’t happen often, but whenever the opportunity presents itself I take it. Back in August, Danielle and I had been talking about having a girls’ night with a couple of our friends. So we all found a date that worked and it was set – we’d have a game night! With plans for the…

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