Friday’s Favourite: Kraft Natural Peanut Butter

I don’t know about you, but we go through a LOT of peanut butter in our house. Peanut butter on toast is one of my hubby’s favourite go to snacks. I think it started when he was a kid. I guess when you grow up in a house with five kids, that’s an easy snack…

Is any Job Better than No JOB?

Okay, so my thought for today… There is a group on Facebook I belong to that posts job openings in the local area. Today someone was looking for a bookkeeper with experience using QuickBooks 2016. Apparently the person who posted it originally offered an hourly rate below minimum wage and several people called the poster…

Canada’s Best Places to Live 2016

Last week, Moneysense released the 2016 report of the best places to live in Canada, ranking 219 Canadian cities. I like to browse through the list every year, and always find it interesting to see how the different cities rank. I was viewing this pictorial slideshow of the top 25 cities, and noticed a few…

Cooking with Coconut Milk

I recently tried making a roasted carrot and potato soup. I added some coconut milk to make it creamy. Even though there were onions, garlic and various herbs and spices, I found the coconut milk overpowered the flavour of the soup. I think I’ll try making it again, but use evaporated milk instead. I’d like…

Costco – I FINALLY Joined!

Well, I finally joined the masses and became a card carrying member of Costco last month. I had a membership a long, long time ago, but I was single then and often had to resort to trying to go shopping and share or split up product packs with my other single friends. After a while,…

Friday’s Favourites: Astro Lime Yogourt

Hello, today I thought I’d share a new favourite of mine: Astro Lime Yogourt I admit, when it comes to yogourt I am pretty predictable. Even though I occasionally try other flavours, I always come back to my two favourites: Peach and Strawberry. Recently, I was at the grocery store and went to the dairy aisle to pickup…

Volunteering – It’s not EASY to Help

So, we just moved back to the area and I’m not working right now. I saw an ad in the paper for a couple of volunteer opportunities (admin/office). I figured maybe I could help out a local organization and get some current experience too – win, win!! I guess not… They all seem to want…

Fallin’ for Fall

We are currently staying at my mother-in-laws house for a bit. Last week, while hubby was bringing some things in from the truck, the cat ran outside. She is not supposed to be out at night, so I went outside to see if I could coax her back in. It was fairly dark, and I…

Foods at the Fair

You know summer’s almost over when all the fairs and exhibitions start taking place in mid to late August. If you live anywhere near Toronto, the big one is the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition). It always ends on Labour Day, which while not the official start, always seems to signify fall is on its way….

On the Move Again…

Well, we’re on the move again… It was never our intention to become nomads or gypsies when we put all of our things in storage 16 months ago. Yet, somehow it has happened. Things don’t always turn out the way you hope or plan, but along the way you realize maybe the surprises were truly…

Summer’s Almost Over…

Ah, Sunday… You may recall one of my earlier posts about musical earworms. Well, this morning mine is the song “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” by the Walker Brothers (1965). Sometimes it baffles me how these songs get spinning ’round in my head. First off, I didn’t even know who performed that song until…

Ciabatta Pizza

Hubby made some homemade Ciabatta bread yesterday, so we decided to have Ciabatta Pizza! It was a nice change from our usual homemade pizza. We used the same topping ingredients we normally would, but since the bread was already baked, it made for a wonderfully crunchy base after we turned it into pizza. Bread We…