Archive | September, 2011

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Bakesale Bestsellers: Sugar Cookie Wands

  September 22, 2011 It’s a toy and a treat all in one, a cookie lollipop wrapped up with a little magic and mystery.  Last year, for the bakesale at the school’s Fall Fun Fair, we baked our first batch of Sugar Cookie Wands. This year, we got it down to a science, finding even more ways to get the kids actively involved. These […]

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Bakery Knock-Offs for Beginners: Cookie Meteors (No Nuts)

September 18, 2011 We’re paying homage to a favourite (unnamed) local bakery with this week’s lunchbox treat: COOKIE METEORS Insert yourself into the little tale below. Then, try the recipe! ____________________________________ It’s the kind of treat you’d empty your pockets for. There’s this bakery downtown that sells a certain chocolate chocolate chip cookie. This cookie’s […]

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“Glamming Up Your Cans” Lab #1: Canning Label Design

September 17, 2011 We canned close to 100 jars of sweet and savoury goods over the course of our Summer of Funner. I love the way these jars glimmer and glisten high up along the tops of our kitchen cabinets. Now that we’re into the Lunchbox Season, however, it’s time to think about sharing some […]

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2 x 2 Ways To Resuscitate Those “Lunchboxed” Bananas

September 15, 2011 I guess the kids don’t like to peel their own bananas. What goes to school fresh and lively in the lunchbox comes back home bruised and blackened. Towards the middle of the week, there’s nothing left to do but cut your losses, cope, …oh, and vow never to buy bananas again. Or, maybe […]

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Paint, Party, Pack

September 10-11, 2011 This weekend, we used Paint, Pencil, and Chalk to transform the front porch floor into a virtual blackboard and to begin the design work for a logo to use on all of our canned goods. We also baked Block Party Brownies for a Saturday night street party and Go Big or Go […]

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Fruit Leather 101

We just couldn’t begin The Lunchbox Season without an experiment in the kitchen! Welcome to FRUIT LEATHER 101! I try to put something homemade into our school lunches each week. Over the long weekend, I looked into the possibility of making oven-dried “fruit leather,” that is, the natural, low sugar, corn-syrup-free version of the prepackaged […]

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We’ll be up and running not long after Labour Day. Until then, catch us at our sister site, Summer of Funner! ______________________ Quick Links for Mobile Users         Summer of Funner  :  The Lunchbox Season  :  In Defense of Burning

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