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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.

Balance your meals better with more fibre

As a typical, busy parent, you’re on the go much of the time, shuttling kids from one activity to the next, taking care of errands, working and – if you’re lucky – playing, too. In all this hustle and bustle, your diet can suffer. And one of the first nutrients to feel the brunt is fibre.

Butter Basics

Your butter questions, answered - salted or unsalted? And how to soften it quickly when you have the urge to bake?

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.

Book Review: The Real Food Solution

The Real Food Solution by Wendy McCallum (Formac Publishing Company Limited) Yes, The Real Food Solution written by Wendy McCallum includes recipes, but this cookbook is actually so much more. Through Wendy’s full approach to weekly meals, The Real Food Solution provides busy parents with simple tricks and advice to help set up meal plans and achieve wellness goals.  Wendy has seen...

How to keep produce fresher, longer

One way to keep everyone’s immune system in tip top shape is to eat lots of vitamin and nutrient laden fresh fruits and vegetables.

Superfood: Kefir

Kefir is a drink created by fermenting milk with live kefir grains. In the process, the kefir digests any bad bacteria in the milk and replaces it with good bacteria, resulting in a drink that has a similar taste to yogurt, but a thinner consistency.

Painted Sugar Cookies

We've been baking these painted sugar cookies since we were kids - paintbrushes are far easier to handle than icing bags, there's far less mess, and the "paint" bakes on to a smooth, colourful sheen - perfect for giving or hanging on the tree!

Book Review: Super-Quick Muffin Tin Meals

With 70 healthy and delicious recipes, author Melanie LaDue offers beginner chefs and experts alike a new way to cook.

Add some flavour to your kitchen with one of these appliances

Whether you’re a master chef, baking aficionado or just starting out with your love of cooking, these beauties are the small appliances you never knew your kitchen was missing.

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