Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Pasta

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Pasta

This is a delicious and easy slow cooker recipe for vegetarian chili with pasta. Chili is a hearty and healthy meal which is one of our favourites (especially in the fall and winter as temperatures become cooler). It also freezes beautifully, so you can make up a big batch and freeze it. Reheating it provides your family a healthy meal in minutes. Continue reading ...

How To Help Your Child Do Better in School

How To Help Your Child Do Better In School

Student success is best supported by a teamwork approach between the student, parent(s)/guardian(s), and the teacher. My experience has been that learning is best achieved when the following commitments are made and consistently applied by each. The interactions are synergistic and work best when they are applied by all. Here is a modified version of a letter that I send home with each student at the beginning of the year. … Continue reading ...

Where Are The Really Good Retailers?

There was a time where retail was an art. The balance between being welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable, as well as knowing when to just simply ‘sit back’ and let the customer do their thing was a trainable skill that strong retailers put time and money into whilst training their employees.

Why are online retailers so prominent? Well, perhaps, because the in-person retail experience has mostly gone to s$&t!

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Classic and Delicious Ginger Cookies Recipe

Photo courtesy of Laura Alary

Here is a delicious and classic ginger cookies recipe that is both easy and fun to make. Continue reading ...

Cooking food at home is cheaper, healthier, better tasting and easy – The Frittata

The frittata is a healthy an inexpensive meal.

We hear a lot about how people can’t eat healthy on a budget and that prepared foods are a ‘cheaper’ alternative.  This is nonsense.  This post series will show you how you can eat very healthy and deliciously at home for a cost much less than what restaurants or prepared food providers can offer. Recipe of the week – The Frittata! Continue reading ...

Best Ever Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Best Ever Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Every year on Good Friday my son and I make hot cross buns.

The tradition began when he was barely big enough to stand on a chair and scoop flour. In those days, baking together was a way into learning and a celebration of the senses. We counted cups and teaspoons, smelled all the spices and called them by name, examined the wrinkles on the raisins, nibbled at the… Continue reading ...