Enjoy the warmth of hot apple cider and fresh banana 
muffins.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Cooking for the holidays does not have to be extravagant

There are so many facets to the holiday season: shopping, gifts, travel, parties, casual get-togethers and concerts. It is such a busy time. For some it causes anxiety, but I want to remind you of what I consider the most important part of the holidays — food. We love to come together around food. Menus […] Read more

Warm cheesy lasagna with a side of greens is sure to please. |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Food cravings change drastically when autumn arrives

The autumn sky is bright blue by day, and black with clear twinkling stars by night. The sound of the rustling dried leaves make for the perfect Halloween ambiance. It is at this time of year that our food cravings drastically change. Most of us start to crave warm, more substantial menus, with staying power, […] Read more

Bright cherry tomatoes bring a burst of colour and seasonal taste to your palette.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Fall-inspired menus help give thanks for nature’s bounty

We are in the midst of autumn, so it’s time to enjoy the colours and experiences that nature offers this time of year. We can bask in the glow of the beautiful northern lights shooting blue and green into the dark starlit sky, marvel at the gold and crimson leaves falling to the ground, watch […] Read more

Flax is a beautiful crop, both good to eat and fun to play in. A favourite Mirosovsky tradition is a family photograph in the blooming fields.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

There are lots of ways to protect our skin from the sun

As we enjoy summer, we want to protect our skin from the damaging effects of the elements. The skin protects our bodies from the outside world and is a mirror of our inner health. This is why when we get a sunburn we feel sore, swelled, tired and inflamed. There are ways to protect ourselves. […] Read more

Saskatoon berries are so good right off the bush. They are also a great addition to your favourite summer desserts.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Freshly picked finger foods help add to the beach fun

Summer is about escaping from our regular schedules. We all need to get away from the daily grind to renew and refresh. Some people enjoy a stay-cation, relaxing in their own surroundings, others choose short trips to explore their community or province, and still others prefer to pack up the family and go farther away […] Read more

Fresh flowers are a simple way to freshen up a space. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Arrival of spring provides an opportunity to freshen up

It is a time of transition. Furnaces are taking a long awaited break and prairie folk are stretching out of a long winter hibernation, ready to renew and energize. We all know how to do housework, even if many of us procrastinate until we are forced to do it. Make a small start by sweeping […] Read more

So many shades of green are available in the kitchen.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Colour the dinner table green for St. Patrick’s Day

There are so many beautiful shades of green — especially when it comes to food. Sometimes we need a theme to freshen things up in the kitchen and in our menus. Have some fun as St. Patrick’s Day approaches by incorporating green into your food. Along with the more common produce such as lettuce, cucumber […] Read more

This single serve raspberry trifle is so delectable. | Jodie Mirosvosky photo

Winter is a great time to try recipes inspired by restaurants

As winter saunters along, I have truly learned to appreciate its beauty. There is nothing that compares to the sparkling white landscape with the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the distance. The starlit nights and the moon shining over the snow-covered fields are mesmerizing. We just need to take notice of the natural artwork […] Read more

Toss up some cranberry and chicken into a mealtime salad.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

New year is good time to find ways to renew ourselves

As we transition out of the holidays, refresh yourself by ensuring that your surroundings are pleasing to you. Your home should be your haven, a place that brings you into balance and not into a whirlwind. There are a variety of ways to renew ourselves: Different perspective By learning to look at the cup as half […] Read more