Category: Holidays

Dec 23

Ginger-Molasses Reindeer Cookies

As sweet to look at as they are to eat, the salty pretzel antlers complement the season’s favourite flavours of ginger, cinnamon cloves and sweet molasses. Ginger-Molasses Reindeer Cookies

Dec 23

Puff Pastry Canapes

Tender puff pastry is prepared with two different toppings to whet the appetites of your Christmas party guests. In one hand, they’ll have tart pears topped with walnuts and sweet honey, and in the other, a salty prosciutto and sundried tomato with bitter arugula. Both are layered on a creamy ricotta cheese base. Puff Pastry …

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Dec 23

Raspberry Linzer Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday baking shouldn’t feel like an obligation, but when you’re trying to tackle a complicated recipe, the stress starts to stack up. Ready in 20 minutes or less, recipes like the one below will take the ache out of baking and get you feeling festive. Start with the Anything Goes Cookie Dough base, then add …

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Dec 03

Recipe: Sparkling Pomegranate Citrus Berry Punch

Greet guests with a beautiful and fragrant holiday cocktail. This punch can be prepared in advance, allowing for easy serving during celebrations. It’s the perfect way to entertain your guests when you are busy preparing the food for your dinner or party. The punch looks magazine-ready with sliced orange rounds, fresh green mint and bright …

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Dec 03

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Brioche Bread Pudding

This holiday, whip up this rich and delicious brioche pudding that features a soft and buttery sweet loaf made in France that is hand-braided before baking for European-style flavour and flair. “Toasting the brioche in the oven is a key step to the recipe. It helps to dry out the bread, which makes it even …

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Jul 11

Mister Ghost’s June 2017 Parcel – Kitschy Mermaid Beach Party!

This month Mister Ghost’s Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments is mermaid themed!  Ironically in the last month, Mermaids have been circling around me.  I recently stopped in a shop called “Columbia Mermaid” and met a real life mermaid.  Laura, who runs said mermaid shop, has been surrounded by mermaids her entire life.  …

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Apr 22

Happy Earth Day! Here Are Seven Impactful Environmental Organizations Worth Checking Out

Happy Earth Day! If you’re looking for a reputable charity to donate to this Earth Day, then have a look at these great organizations as options.  We all have causes that speak to our hearts, so hopefully this will help you choose one that you really feel passionate about. All of these have been given high …

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Feb 04

Make This Birds of Paradise Tropical Soap for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a functional and whimsical gift idea for your loved ones – Birds of Paradise tropical scented pure coconut oil soap! The fragrances in this soap combine sweet and tangy fruity scents with island hibiscus, making for a true tropical getaway. Find out how here.

Jan 01

A Healthy & Delicious Recipe for the New Year: Mushroom Miso Soup

The key to delicious DIY soup is as simple as getting the base right, according to chef Antonio Park, a judge on Chopped Canada and owner of two successful restaurants. Starting with a flavourful broth made with natural ingredients is essential to creating a sensational pot of soup. “Quality recipes start with quality ingredients,” explains …

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Jan 01

Quotes for the New Year

Here are some of our favorite New Year quotes to welcome 2017 and to help get you started in the new year!   And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. -Rainer Maria Rilke For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another …

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