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Krista

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Coconut Cream Cookie Cups

October 4, 2017

Here we are almost at Thanksgiving weekend already.  Crazy!  I feel like it came out of nowhere this year.  Normally, my cousin Janna hosts Thanksgiving dinner at her house and we do Christmas dinner at ours.  But with so many of the crew having to work this weekend we’re going to do a small feast at our house with our kids and I’ll have a plate waiting for Aaron when he gets home from work.  He and I were just…

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Healthy Blueberry Oat Bars

September 26, 2017

Happy fall!  Crisp mornings and sweater scarves are in full swing around here already.  Although getting my daughter to wear pants and long sleeves in place of her summer dresses has been a battle I just can’t win!  We look ridiculous going places together while I am bundled up in layers and Mairead is still sporting flip-flops and shorts.  I thought it was only teenagers who didn’t get cold 😉 We started this week off by hitting the snooze button…

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Smoked Salmon Avocado Eggs Benedict

September 14, 2017

I have been beyond slack on the blog lately, not totally on purpose.  I have been making a few different dishes but none have been very blog worthy (until this morning).  One attempt I was really hoping would turn out was a new cake recipe.  I was a bit disappointed after we got rained out (and wasped out – the bastards) from a Bon fire last weekend so instead of missing out on the s’mores, I baked a s’more cake.…

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Roasted Rhubarb & Orange Ice Cream Topping

September 1, 2017

Hello again!  I know I’ve been away from the blog for a while.  I’d apologize but anyone who has suffered through Cape Breton internet will understand…it’s damn near impossible! We’ve been back for about a week, but for a few weeks in August Aaron, Mairead and I spent our vacation back home in Cape Breton.  There is nothing better than summer on the east coast!  It doesn’t matter how much time you set aside, with so much going on and…

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Blackberry Pear Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans & Balsamic Dijon Dressing

July 31, 2017

The count down is on!  Mairead and I are heading to Cape Breton for a few weeks tomorrow.  Aaron will follow us a week behind, but we are all looking forward to getting out of here for a while, especially me!  I’ll take any excuse to leave this place haha. I should be packing right now instead of on here…..but I don’t want to.  As my family can attest, I am not a light packer.  I don’t know the meaning…

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Watermelon Grapefruit Detox Flush

July 20, 2017

Watermelon is one of those summertime essentials.  I think we all have memories of hot summer days spitting out seeds and juice dripping down our chins.  It’s definitely a favorite treat in our house, but I came to love watermelon for a whole new reason in the hours after giving birth to Mairead. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into detail about my birth story, it’s not for everyone’s ears anyway.  It was too early, dire and brought me the greatest…

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Handmade Wildflower Seed Paper

July 11, 2017

This week Mairead is at Whiz Kids Science Camp!  Do you know what that means?  It means I am walking in circles around my house because I have no clue what to do with myself!  I haven’t had this much time to myself since before she was born.  I don’t like it. It’s only a day camp but so far my little Einstein is enjoying it.  The early mornings are also giving her a little taste of what it will be like to…

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Summertime Lemonade Stand

July 5, 2017

We’re in business!  The past two weekends, Mairead has been raking in the cash with her new lemonade shoppe, one quarter at time.  It’s been the latest hangout for all the kids on the block.   Of course, they have all had to try their hand at customer service.  There are some serious business men and women in the making on our street! Our neighbours were generously supportive of Mairead’s new business.  Our mail carrier and even two RCMP officers purchased some…..but not…

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Naturally Sweetened Oolong Iced Tea

June 22, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE tea.  Hot, cold, 3 days old, I drink a shit ton of tea!  Ginger is my all time favorite, earl gray coming in at a close second and various peppermint versions at third place.  I even make my own homemade honey and cinnamon tea that I swear cures everything but the plague.  However in the summer months, I find I drink a lot less tea and as a result, my overall gut health…

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Chocolate Quinoa Sea Salt Bites

June 15, 2017

TGIF (tomorrow)!  My day was packed with a to-do list as long as my leg (hey now, no short jokes) and it’s almost 10 o’clock and this is the first time I sat down all day.  Anyone who says stay-at-home Mom’s do nothing all day can eat it!  I have been on the go non-stop. I have been really sporadic with my posts lately, I apologize for that.  My laptop is giving me some trouble and Mairead and her friends have been…

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