My Spin on Things

These posts are part of Mair’s “My Spin on Things” blog.

Owning Your Road

I started watching Oprah twenty-five years ago when my son was three years old, he’d have a nap and I would chill on the couch with a cup of tea in one of my good cups and saucers and watch Miss Oprah Winfrey. She was a breath of fresh air on any given day in […]

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Brain Health

Want to help keep your brain healthy and young? You can start with a healthy eating style. Eat mostly unprocessed foods. Eating back to basics foods and cooking from scratch are your best choices as far as long term health including brain health is concerned. Reduce the amounts of added sugars in your day to […]

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GreenHouse Industry in Ontario

I’m a big supporter of local farmers. I believe that the impact of that support, helps us all. Because of my passion for all foods local, I wrote a cookbook with the Ontario Home Economics Association that only included foods that we grow, raise or produce right here in Canada. It was my thank-you to […]

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The Gift of Time

Two cowboys

About ten years ago, with the Christmas present countdown veering me right into Stressville, it suddenly became very clear to me that buying my husband more stuff was verging on insanity. We’re both extremely busy, working in film and TV, shooting My Left Frying Pan, and stuff was the last thing either of us needed. […]

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Expiry Dates and how long can I keep food in my fridge for?

I received so many emails about expiry dates and the shelf life of food after being on Toronto’s Breakfast TV on September 27 that I have created a list of links as well as my list from the show. Here are the two segments, in case you missed them, and below I’ve included links to […]

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How to Get Invited Back to a Cottage

a picture of Lake Muskoka

This year marks the 27th summer that my husband and I will be driving up to Lake Muskoka to spend most weekends with my BFF Michale and her husband Lutz. Weekends with an s not a weekend, as in a one off. Everyone can get invited to a cottage once, the trick is to get […]

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Toronto Ice Cream Shops – my favourites

Bless the Food Gods because Ice Cream Season is in full swing. Officially July is Ice Cream Month ~ who knew there was a designated month to eat ice cream in? I am so ahead of my time because I celebrate Ice Cream Month most of the year. Ice cream is my weakness. This year […]

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Cold Brewed Coffee

I’ve been experimenting with cold brewed coffee, not to be mistaken with cold coffee, and I’ve come up with what I think is a perfect ratio of coffee to water. Cold brewed coffee is coarsely ground coffee that is brewed in your fridge using cold water and a long “steep” time. This results in a […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with a hit of fibre

These banana chocolate chip muffins are full of fibre, but they taste really good, so good that they don’t taste like they are healthy or full of fibre.  You are going to be tempted to eat more than one of these banana muffins, say three. Please don’t. Eating three of my recipe for banana muffins […]

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Seven-day menu with planned leftovers for a family of four

Most Canadians waste on average 40% of their food; waste – as in throwing it away into the garbage or composter. Which translates into throwing away your money. With the cost of groceries on the rise there has never been a better time to learn how to extend your food dollar, professional home economist Mairlyn […]

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