My Go-To Chilled Summer Tea: Chocolate Chai + New Blog Header

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There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t make myself a cup of tea. I’m always trying out new brands and flavours, on a quest to find my perfect tea. My go-to tea has been Japanese Sencha loose leaf for years, but I like to spice things up once and a while. I […]

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Triple Almond Cherry Crumble Squares

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Here’s a fun summer square that highlights two of my favourite foods – summer cherries and almonds! I don’t know what it is, but I just love the combination of almonds and cherries. Add a touch of almond extract and it puts me over the edge in bliss. I adapted my Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies […]

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Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burgers & Lightened-Up Crispy Baked Fries

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Are you scratching your head wondering how it’s July like I am? I say this every single year and I never seem to figure it out. If you do, let me know. My Canada Day long weekend was a nice mix of work and play! I spent much of the weekend recipe testing, as I […]

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Tropical Raspberry Lime Zinger

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Every morning for breakfast while in Calgary, I made my favourite hot oatmeal for Diane and I. It was so chilly and rainy during our stay, the only thing on my mind was something hot. I had no desire for anything cold like vegan overnight oats or Green Monsters (except for the amazing peanut butter […]

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How to create a 360 Panoramic Image Using Microsoft ICE & Photosynth

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Hey everyone! It’s Eric – Angela’s husband.  I’ve hijacked the blog to try and make a name for myself once again.  Some of you may remember my last blog hijacking post in 2009…it wasn’t pretty.  Angela has been asking me to do some guest photography posts and I usually forget how to do it by the time I get […]

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Magical Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam

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Before we left for our trip, I found myself with a couple pints of blueberries and a few spotted bananas to use up. I’ve been meaning to make my strawberry chia seed jam for a while now, so I ended up adapting my recipe using blueberries, all-natural sweetener, and a touch of vanilla. It turned […]

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Family Fun in Calgary, Alberta

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This is the first time I’ve opened my laptop in almost 4 days now, which feels like f-o-r-e-v-e-r. As much as I miss blogging, it also feels really good to disconnect once and a while! I finally found a spare moment this afternoon to go through some pictures, so here is a recap of what […]

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Happy Trails Adventure Cookies

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Last week was the week of the granola bar in my kitchen. It was also, unfortunately, the week of sticky fingers, sticky cupboards, sticky floors, sticky handles, and sticky clothing. Actually, it still is. I should do something about that.. I’ve been testing oodles of baked and no-bake granola bars for the cookbook, working hard […]

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Hamilton Hiking Day Two: Tiffany and Sherman Falls! The Photography & Grub

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After spending half of the day hiking Webster and Tews falls, we rested our weary legs back at home and geared up for a second day of hiking. I threw this lovely dinner together for post-hike fuel. This salad is a potential cookbook recipe, but if it doesn’t make the cut I will certainly post […]

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A Hiking Trip in Hamilton, Ontario: Webster and Tews Falls + Our Photography Backstory

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This weekend Eric and I went on a hiking adventure in Hamilton with our cameras, backpacks, and tripod in tote. I totally underestimated how tiring lugging 10 pounds of camera equipment would be while fumbling all over steep trails. Somehow I didn’t wipe out despite wearing my 5 year old sneakers with the soles worn […]

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