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My Spin on Things

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

My Top Toronto Ice Cream Shops

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? As a self proclaimed ice cream-aholic, I celebrate Ice Cream Month every month of the year. Ice cream is my weakness and my best […]

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Scotland – my travel log

When you trace my roots I’m mostly Scottish, with a close tie for second place going to my English and Irish heritage. Many moons ago, after graduating from university, my best friend and I traveled to the UK and Europe. We were backpacking and staying at B&B’s, spending a night here and a night there. […]

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How to pack a picnic

Some of us are blessed with a photographic memory, patience, and a small butt. Me? I was blessed with cellulite, a sense of humour, and the picnic gene. Ever since I can remember whenever summer hit my mom packed up salmon sandwiches, milk, and some fruit for a picnic dinner. As soon as my dad […]

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Tips on how to shop a Farmers’ Market

My favourite time on the calendar is when the local farmers’ market opens at my neighbourhood civic centre. It’s a leap out of bed on that first Tuesday of the third week in May, come hell or high water. I arrive sans make-up with my trusty reusable bags or bundle buggy and sprint across the […]

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Frozen Pineapple Whip

Hands up all the parents out there who’ve made the pilgrimage to Disneyworld. My hand is raised high. We first ventured down south when my son was six and again when he was eleven. Years later when he was in university, Scott and I went to Disneyland without him, and that’s the trip we discovered […]

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Chicken with Mushrooms and Thyme

This easy to make one pan chicken dish is pure comfort food. 5 cloves garlic, minced and set aside 1.75 lb (.790 g) skinless boneless chicken thighs OR chicken breasts 2 medium onions, cut in half and then sliced thinly 8 oz. (227 g) package cremini mushrooms 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme OR 1-2 […]

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A Letter from your Heart

Dear (insert your name here), Are you trying to kill me? I’m beating over 100,000 times every single day to keep all systems going. I don’t want to brag or anything but without me you’d be dead, okay, okay I’ll admit the brain is helpful but it has such a huge ego – and I’m […]

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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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