DIY: Knit Clover Honey Shawlette by Hannah Six

The Clover Honey Shawlette is by Hannah Six for Sock Yarn, One Skein Wonders. It is a lovely shawl with a square panel of lace at the back that looks like busy bees. Perhaps that’s why Hannah calls it Clover Honey. It has an interesting C-shape that makes it easy to wrap around one’s shoulders. […]

Maple Crème Brûlée

Maple Creme Brulee

This year for Donatello’s birthday, I made maple crème brûlée instead of any type of birthday cake. This is a variation of the one I made last year, I just substituted maple syrup for the white sugar in the custard. I didn’t have any maple sugar, but if you do, you can use 1/2 cup […]

Canadian Design: Little Bellwoods

Trinity Bellwoods Park is a popular green space in the middle of downtown Toronto. Locals often flock there on the weekends for leisurely picnics on the grass. The park’s most celebrated resident is the white squirrel, an albino animal that has become a legend in our city. This special squirrel has inspired local businesses- including a nearby coffee […]

Sail Past 2015

One of our favourite spring traditions is the annual sail past and review of the fleet. We took the ferry to the Island for the first time since last autumn’s Pig Roast. I wasn’t sure what to expect weather wise, since last year’s sail past, Karlos and I froze. The year before that, Meinhilde and our mother […]

Japanese Canadian Chow Mein

Japanese Canadian Chow Mein

This chow mein is not really a Japanese dish – it is strictly Japanese Canadian. Japanese food generally doesn’t use onions (other than green onions) or celery. Our dad’s side of the family is Japanese Canadian – our great grandparents came to Canada in the early 1900s and our grandparents were born in BC. They […]

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