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Grilled peach trifle with lemon buttermilk cake

Layers of lemony sponge cake, a slight tang of buttermilk, with whipped cream, almonds and fresh grilled peaches! These are the flavours of summer! 

Puffed Apple Pancake

A crisp, puffed pancake filled with sauteed apples makes you the champion of brunch. Don't just save this baby for holidays, it's weekend-ready. 

Corn Fritters with Chili-honey Butter

It's Super Bowl weekend! A batch of warm corn fritters doused in spicy honey butter is about as good as it gets - whether or not there's a game on TV. With these on the table, everyone may just forget about the game.

Bluebarb Turnovers

Frozen puff pastry makes turnovers easy - and blueberries go so well with rhubarb tucked inside.

Hazelnut Maple Thumbprint Cookies

A new cookbook by Katie Webster celebrates pure maple syrup in the most delicious ways.

Packing the Perfect Picnic

But picnics are making a comeback - instead of jockeying for position on the patio, go find yourself a patch of grass. You'd be surprised how many foods are perfectly portable.

Have Kids, will Travel: Jack London Historic Park

Jack London State Historic Park is a beautiful, educational destination and makes a perfect afternoon trip for families.

How to Pack a Winter Picnic

Winter is a great time to pack a picnic - here are some tips to make your food good to go, whether you're heading out to skate, ski, snowshoe or just experience the great (cold) outdoors.

Delaying gratification

While it is not a skill that comes naturally to young children, by the time they reach age four or five they are beginning to understand that delaying gratification can bring its own rewards.  How can parents foster this ability?

The move to a “big girl” seat

Now that Eleanor is older and (much) taller, her old baby-type car seat wasn’t quite cutting it anymore. I brought home the Diono Pacifica Convertible + Booster (coincidentally, to go into my Chrysler Pacifica) as a replacement.

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