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 […]

Cream Cheese: Cream, Cheese, or Neither?

The prospect of living without my favourite layered nacho dip or the occasional drive-through bagel makes me hesitant to start penning this post. The truth is, cream cheese is one of those foods I’d rather stay ignorant about that give up. And if I find out cream cheese isn’t cream or cheese at all, I’ll […]

What You’re Really Getting When You Order Coffee With Cream

cup of coffee

I’m not a coffee purist, but I do believe that anything you add to your java should enhance, not degrade it. If you prefer to add cream or “half-and-half” (either at home or your favourite Tim Hortons or Starbucks), you’ve been disrespecting your cup of joe.

Discovering Kawartha Dairy: Is a Local, Family-Owned Business Keepin’ it Real?

Kawartha Dairy products

Have you ever endured a winter so long and dark and cold that you thought you’d just break? That’s me this year, and I finally put my foot down and told my significant other I needed a getaway. Perhaps somewhere close, reasonably priced, and flush with activities (both indoor and outdoor). We settled on a […]

Easy Recipe: Hot Chocolate from Scratch

Mug of hot chocolate made from scratch

It’s been a long winter and there are no signs of the cold and snow letting up just yet. Sometimes, I need a little encouragement to enjoy the season…and often that encouragement comes in the form of a mug of steaming hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate – those opaque white instant packets are […]