Anyone can cook. And now, almost anyone can win! I had the opportunity to review Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Fast, a cookbook filled with over 2000 recipes and countless techniques and tips to use in your kitchen. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I have one copy of this marvellous kitchen reference to giveaway to a Canadian reader, thanks to Thomas Allen & Sons (@ThomasAllenLTD). To enter: Leave a comment below and tell me: What do you want to learn to cook fast? Why? Follow @EmmaEats on […]
The sweetest Mother’s Day gifts tend to be homemade. It’s soon to be Mother’s Day and there are suggestions everywhere about all the things that Mom could want. Although it is always appreciated, many thoughtful gifts feel like they just add to the already insurmountable piles of stuff around the house. Then again, something personal, creative and handmade by her little darlings is a different story. Knowing the effort and love poured into something fashioned by the hands of children makes a lasting impression, even if the gift isn’t intended […]
Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Not necessarily food, Recipes, Vegan • Tags: baking, Baking and Confections, Breakfast, Brunch, Cooking, dairy-free, Family-friendly, Food, food-photography, Homemade, Kid-friendly, Mother's Day, nut-free, Recipes, Vegan
Emma loves making paper fashions and given some pretty paper, a pencil, scissors and glue, can spend hours coming up with fantastic colourful designs. When Katie sees her at work, she insists she wants to start sketching her own fashions. Why not highlight these works of art? Let your little one unleash her inner fashion designer diva and create a runway-worthy token of appreciation for Mom. Tips and Suggestions: Don’t feel constrained – if jewellery is your mom’s preference, design a special […]
Bring beauty into mum’s world with a pretty custom-painted plant pot and seed packets filled with seeds for the plants and flowers she loves the best. This is a thoughtful gift for the mama who loves to garden and is interested in upcycling/recycling. Emma and Katie harvest seeds from our garden every fall. Do you do the same? If so, use those special seeds or pick out some others to buy when out with Dad.
Bring the spa to your mom with this delectable, luxurious and moisturizing 4-ingredient Vanilla Coconut Body Polish. This Body Polish is edible, free of parabens, phthalates and contains no preservatives. It is perfect for the environmentally-conscious mama who also cares about what she puts on her skin. This recipe makes enough for a large jar for mom or a few smaller jars to share with mom and grandma too.
Were you ready? We learned a lot in our household during our 95 hours without power and heat — most notably that we are not prepared to survive 72 hours* with no power in the dead of winter. (*72 hours is what most government agencies suggest is the time people should be prepared for in case of emergency/disaster.) Until we get a wake-up call, generally speaking, many of us are unprepared for an emergency. Add to that the chaos […]
There are so many different posts that are in mid-cycle for me and it’s taking longer than I had hoped to get them to a point where they are ready for you. And, as the holiday season descends upon us, there are so many sensational recipes, crafts, gifts presented to us that I’d be ready for another 12 hours to be added to everyday so I could try them all and report back on them. Unfortunately, there aren’t an extra […]
Categories: Not necessarily food