Save on plastic waste with reusable storage bags. The inside of the crisper drawer has never looked so good.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Making Christmas special this year starts with the food

What are we to expect of the holiday season of 2020? Only time will tell. What we can do is take time to enjoy the things that we have control over, such as menus that spark warm memories, home decor that brings peace and time to pamper ourselves and others who make our lives complete. […] Read more

Sliced apples with peels and gouda cheese make a healthy snack that is addicting  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Food is an easy way to enhance the quality of your life

If I had to choose a few good things about the upcoming winter season, it would be the freshness and calm as the snowflakes gently fall, and a sabbatical from the yard and field work that consumes so much time in the growing season. As we shift indoors, there are many ways to fill our […] Read more

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins and pumpkin snickerdoodles are such sweet home-made treats.  A side of fresh blueberries make us feel less guilty.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Coping with sugar on Halloween an ongoing challenge

Halloween this year coincides with a full moon, which will set an especially spooky mood. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are from trick or treating on a dark, starlit night, and as an adult sharing the excitement in my own children’s lives as they let their imaginations run wild and are transformed by […] Read more

: Pumpkin loaf provides comfort on a crisp harvest morning, while fresh brewed coffee and a cheese slice complete the offering.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Rediscovering home baking revives timeless traditions

Summer has gone by so quickly. Farmers are in the fields, kids are at school in some form or another, and commerce is slowly making a comeback. Throughout these uncertain times, the one thing that has remained constant is the daily job of nourishing ourselves with food. The change, however, is that we have gone […] Read more

Cranberry chicken satisfies after a long work day.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Late summer bounty can be put to good use in the kitchen

The later stages of summer signal our garden harvests are in full swing. I try to use fresh fruits and vegetables in meals I prepare to keep us hydrated naturally as we head back to school, out to the field or to the office. Hydrating our bodies is important not only during summer, but all […] Read more

 Nothing beats good conversation over a hot coffee, cinnamon bun and fresh berries on the side. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Casual dining fare goes well with summer company

I always enjoy my visits with friends and family. Many live far away, but when we congregate on the beach or on the deck it seems that no time has passed and we fall back into days of laughter, reminiscing and getting to know each other again. Part of the fun is preparing food that […] Read more

: Summer berry trifle doesn’t need to be a complicated dessert. Instant pudding and store-bought angel food cake make it quick.  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Summer a time to savour flavourful dishes

What an interesting year it has been. We had to adapt to staying at home, planning menus based on what was in the pantry and experiencing togetherness with our families like no other time in recent history. This slowed-down lifestyle reminded us of a time when life was less hectic. I enjoyed having everyone around, […] Read more

Try roasting a chicken in an Instant Pot. You will not be disappointed.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Garden produce is a good fit with roast chicken

As we manoeuvre through the spring of 2020, we have learned to appreciate how important good health, good people and good food are to the quality our lives. We have been reminded of how precious life is and how quickly our normal can change. Many Canadians have been faced with having food choices limited or […] Read more

Let your baking inspire your creativity with decorated cupcakes.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Extra planning needed to cook for Easter this year

Canadians are experiencing a crisis like no other we have known. We are a society on the run, and being told to stay at home is certainly not our normal. I am guilty of not being organized and running into the grocery store as I need things or to satisfy food cravings on a particular […] Read more