Raincoast Books – Donna Schwenk & Cultured Foods!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but cultured foods, sourdough breads, kombucha and kefir have really made a comeback in the last few years! It’s really awesome that they have – because these foods are SO good for you! Sure, there is that phrase “everything in moderation”, but I think a lot of these foods […]

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It’s Very VIVO Delicious! ~ GIVEAWAY! (3 Winners)

Happy New Year!! It’s hard to believe it….but 2018 is already well under way! So….did you make any resolutions this year? Did you set any goals? We have a few new goals that we’re aiming towards this year…including the possible purchase of a boat (!!!) and finding ways to spend extra time together as a […]

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A Better-For-You, Simple, Naturally Delicious Crunch!! ~ GIVEAWAY! (2 Winners!)

I think we can pretty much all agree that chips are a fabulous snack food. They have that satisfying crunch, they taste great, they’re pretty cheap, they come in a variety of flavors, and well…they are just excellent for snacking on! That is….until you read the ingredients! Somehow, reading the ingredients puts a damper on […]

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Holiday Cheer is Everywhere

The decorations are hung, the advent calendar is in full swing, the Christmas program songs and parts are being learned and memorized and the gifts are getting wrapped and placed under the tree. These are all signs that one of my favorite seasons of the year is just around the corner! I love being able […]

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Terra Beata Cranberry Farm! ~Giveaway x5!

I’ve always enjoyed cranberry juice – I like the tart factor. And hey, it has great side effects, like tasting good, being healthy, and the fruit making turkeys taste better! Did you know that there are cranberry farms in Canada? No? Yeah, me neither. It’s certainly not a crop that I’ve heard of being grown […]

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Raincoast Books – Okanagan Table Cookbook!

You know I love cookbooks. But you know what I love even more than cookbooks? Canadian Cookbooks! After all, it’s just a wee bit more awesome when the author is from your own country! And do I have a big, beautiful cookbook for you today! It’s called “The Okanagan Table” and most of us on […]

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Robert Rose – Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers

I struggle to have company over for meals. It’s not that I don’t love having company – I do! It’s not that I mind cooking for company. It’s simply that I have a hard time wrapping my head around what to cook for company! My Mom often did up a roast with potatoes and gravy […]

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Change What you Chew with PUR! ~ GIVEAWAY!

Gum was one of my favorite “treats” when I was a teen and young adult. In fact, it was my favorite…right on up to the day that I realized how much sugar, coloring and other unhealthy ingredients were in it. After that I just couldn’t enjoy it as much as I had before, so the […]

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Zazubean Chocolate! ~Giveaway

My appreciation for chocolate has increased in the last few years. I was never a big fan of it when I was younger – mainly because all I ever had was the cheap chocolate. You know, like chocolate Easter bunnies, chocolate Easter eggs, Aero bars (those were my favourite) and such like. It really probably […]

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Raincoast Books – The Beach House Cookbook!

You might remember awhile ago that I reviewed a book by Mary Kay Andrews, called “The Weekenders” It was quite a good book and so I checked on the Raincoast website to see what other books she had out. Naturally, my interest was piqued by the cookbook that she published in May of this year! It’s […]

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