The Trick to Finding the Best Holiday Eggnog

Egg Nog in a mug

When I was a kid and we hosted Christmas dinner for our extended family, my mom had a rule: if you wanted to drink pop, you had to split a can with your pop partner.  My pop partner was my cousin Jessica, of whom I have a very clear memory sadly rolling her eyes and […]

Drinking Your Way to an All-Natural Hard Cider

Okanagan pear cider

I have a special place in my heart for hard (alcoholic) cider. It was the stepping stone that brought my taste buds closer to beer. Now that they’ve arrived, cider gets less attention. But sometimes – especially in the summer – I’m in the mood for something a little bit sweeter than an IPA. It […]

Food Adventures from the Road to the Carolinas

Pride brand "buttery spread" (USA)

My husband, baby and I spent the last ten days travelling from our home in southern Ontario to sunny North and South Carolina on a trip that was half vacation, half our friend’s wedding. We didn’t get the best weather, but it was warmer than the ice storm we left behind! Living relatively close to […]

Not Caving to Sweet Cravings

Sugar cubes

If you’ve ever tried to stop a bad habit, you’ll know it takes at least a few weeks to re-set your body’s expectations. For me, the threshold seems to be about a month. I started off October Unprocessed craving sugar like a crazed maniac; I’m sure my co-workers saw me staring lustily at the candy […]

Join Me for October Unprocessed 2013

September really got away from me this year – meaning tomorrow is October, yikes! I’m the type of person who likes to plan ahead, but I’m not going to let that stop me from taking the October Unprocessed challenge this year,  and I hope I can convince you to join me. I’m on my own […]