Blanket flower and iris

Blanket Flowers

Blanket Flowers have been the biggest surprise success in our Northern cottage garden this summer!

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Printers Strike 1872

Labour Day

Labour Day, observed on the first Monday of September, signifies more than just the end of summer in Canada. It’s a rich tapestry of history, family traditions, and seasonal changes. For our family, it was often the last big day to barbeque before the kids went back to school, or attend a local fall fair (last year even a rodeo!).

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side view of butter tart square

Butter Tart Squares

Butter Tart Squares taste just as delicious as those classic Canadian butter tarts, but are so much easier to make!

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TD Ballpark Dunedin Blue Jays spring training warmup

Blue Jays Spring Training Tour

We took a last minute trip to Florida to watch some Toronto Blue Jays spring training games and had a wonderful time with very little advance planning!

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Free wheat bread toasted with peanut

As Canadian as Peanut Butter

The history of peanut butter – A delicious and healthy Canadian food!

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Ice harvest

Ontario’s Ice Harvest History

Our mysterious island barn is a legacy of Ontario’s historic Ice Harvest industry.

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photo of groundhog on grass

Groundhog Day

Lots of facts about Groundhogs and Groundhog Day! Happy Groundhog Day 2023!

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the lineup to pickup passengers at Kitchener Airport

Canadian Flights

A story about our flights from Ontario to Calgary and back on Flair Airlines, and some thoughts about Westjet and customer service. (and an update!)

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Vegan Buttermilk Cinnamon Holiday Cake

Vegan Cinnamon Buttermilk Holiday Cake

An easy recipe for a holiday style cake with cinnamon and raisins, made with vegan buttermilk. It’s perfect as a coffee cake, as a snack or as a dessert. Did I mention it’s a vegan recipe?

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Big Muddy Valley Saskatchewan

Southern Saskatchewan Road Trip

We decided to see a different part of our Prairie Provinces – Big Muddy Valley Saskatchewan in Southern Saskatchewan!

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Flapper pie

Flapper Pie – A Canadian Classic

Flapper Pie is a unique Canadian dessert. This creamy and tangy pie, made with a graham cracker crust, custard filling, and meringue topping, is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. How to make flapper pie at home – a few facts, and a printable recipe.

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Saskatchewan Canada Day Sign

Canadian Road Trip-Winnipeg to Ontario

This post is about our drive from Winnipeg Manitoba eastward along the TransCanada Highway through Northwestern Ontario and home to Southern Ontario. This was a 2 day drive for us. Maps, distance, times and scenery included.

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Canadian Drive Day6 Rocky Mountain House to Winnipeg

This post is about our road trip across Canada – this time from Rocky Mountain House Alberta to Winnipeg Manitoba. Maps, distances and scenery included. This was day 6 of our drive from Ontario to British Columbia along the TransCanada Highway – and then back again on a slightly different route.

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Elk in Jasper Alberta

Canadian Road Trip – Day 5 – Kamloops to Rocky Mountain House

Our Canadian Road Trip continues – Kamloops through Jasper to Rocky Mountain House. All about the drive, distances and views.

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Canadian Road Trip Day 3 – Regina to Calgary

We continued on Day 3 of our Canadian Road Trip – west from Ontario to Calgary Alberta and then back again along the TransCanada Highway. The drive was long but not difficult in the summertime.

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