The weather is finally getting warmer and I think it’s safe to say, summer has finally arrived in Canada. And thank goodness for that! It’s time for us to dust off our flip-flops, open up our cottages and get ready for the most important part of summer… barbecue season. If it weren’t for the … [Read more...]
UrbanKitchen: Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles
Last weekend we did double dinner entertaining for both sides of the family with grandparents and kids over to our house. Thank goodness the weather was warm enough that we could sit out in the backyard and enjoy a BBQ! That's how hubby "takes care of dinner". Culturally there are just a few … [Read more...]
About Harissa Spice
I had first tried the Harissa spice this past spring at an event at the President's Choice test kitchen and I couldn't get my mind off it. Our family, yes even the kids, love spicy foods. Thank goodness. I discovered this delicious blend and waited anxiously for it to arrive at my local grocers. … [Read more...]
WOWing Them At The BBQ
It's mid-July and summer BBQs are a plenty. But are you like me? Are you kinda getting a little tired of the iron steak on the BBQ with the same old, same old spices? Or throwing on burgers? Threading a few kebabs? Brush the olive oil on the veggies? Sides of potato salad and cole slaw? White Burger … [Read more...]
As many of you know when you have kids, colds are contagious. Your kid gets a cold, then you get it, then your spouse, and so on and so on - the house is infested with germs. There is not a germ that doesn't latch itself to my little guys. I'm seriously thinking about making my own antibiotics in … [Read more...]
Closed: Win a Spring Celebration Pack! Congratulations Michelle!
Spring is here and that gives us reason to celebrate! The Nest is here and that gives us even more reason to celebrate! What better way to bring in the fresh spring weather then with a Spring Celebration Pack from Greenmunch. This prize is packed full of backyard must haves for this upcoming BBQ … [Read more...]
An interview with one HOT Chef who’s Born to Grill!
What does a celebrity chef want for Father's Day? I just had to ask Rob Rainford at a recent Indigo event in Toronto where he had just finished grilling a few delights from the book - maaaan, he makes it all look so simple! AND he does it all with such ease and charm!!You may recognize Rob from his … [Read more...]
Make the Long Weekend…Our Finest!
Have you got plans for the long weekend? Do they include hosting a BBQ? Be sure to include a stop at Walmart for your party preparation. Walmart's new Our Finest BBQ collection aims to prove that Canadians can throw a great party, without the headache of a large price tag. There are nearly 50 … [Read more...]
Father’s Day Gifts for the Griller in Your Life
Are you still searching for the perfect Father's Day gift for the man in your life? Chef Dad's got a great idea, but maybe the Weber grill's not in your budget right now. All is not loss, there are still plenty of gift ideas that will get a dad grilling. Indigo's got some great gift ideas for … [Read more...]
Doris and Peter – A Love Story
Here's a short story I wrote about a young couple named Doris and Peter. I hope you enjoy. In early May, Doris woke up one morning and she knew it was time. She looked at Peter and gave a slight nod. Peter looked at Doris and nodded right back. They said nothing more. … [Read more...]