Archive | November, 2014

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Family Advent Calendar Kick-Off Event: Stir-Up Saturday, Make a Twenty-First Century Canadian Christmas Cake

It’s Stir-Up Saturday! Time to celebrate the coming of Advent by “making over” one of the holidays’ most dreaded beasts, a.ka. “the doorstop,” a.k.a. “alien food”… Oh no! It isn’t…No, it can’t be….Fruitcake? Never you fear, this is a Christmas Cake that will turn you into a “believer,” a fruit cake believer, that is. First […]

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Our Family Advent Calendar Starts Tomorrow!

Each year in Advent, The Lunchbox Season transforms into a virtual Advent Calendar, with a little something fun to do for each day of the season! Our Annual Family Advent Calendar Starts Tomorrow, Stir-up Saturday, November 29, 2014! Join us as we kick-off advent in style!!! Then, keep coming back each day in Advent for […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s Sweet Shop: Our Best Holiday Recipes

Our Family Advent Calendar begins with a Kick-Off Party on November 29th! As a warm-up to the Holiday season, we thought you’d appreciate a little guide to the best of what we’ve made so far. The Lunchbox Season’s Sweet Shop: Our Best Holiday Recipes Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Cakes Classic Chocolate Bûche de Noël […]

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Our “Out of Trouble” Books

Grief strikes people at odd and often unexpected moments. In the summer of 2013, my brother Peter died of a reaction to a prescription medication.  At the time, I found it difficult to discuss his loss with the kids. Pete had suffered for years from addiction and mental illness, which had made him a stranger […]

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Loaded Cookie Birthday Cake

It’s Bea’s special day today, 11 times over.  This year, she said she wanted a giant “cookie cake” with tons of different mix-ins. Her wish was our command. Loaded Cookie Birthday Cake Ingredients 1 c butter, unsalted, room temperature 1.3 c brown sugar 1 tbs molasses 3 eggs 1 tbs vanilla 2.6 c all-purpose flour 1.5 tsp baking […]

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When All Else Fails … Make Caramel Apples

We knew it would come to this, eventually. You know, Mondays. You know, stuff…. It always does… The Lunchbox Season’s Caramel Apples Ingredients Dowels, chopsticks or popsicle sticks 6-8 medium apples 1.75 c cream .6 c corn syrup 2 c brown sugar 2.5 tbs butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp salt Optional: Chopped nuts or […]

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Getting Ready for The Tempest with a Robby-the-Robot Double Feature

I know, I know. It’s a Thursday. We probably don’t want to keep the kids up all night long. They have school on Friday morning. But we’re still in that hazy lazy period of adjusting to Daylight Savings Time.  And, we’ve got plans to go and see The Tempest this weekend at Hart House Theatre.  So, […]

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[Whole Roasted] Butternut Squash and Roasted Chicpea Hummus

The other day, I was in my favourite coffee shop [at last! it’s been a while!], and I overheard some women talking about Pumpkin Hummus. This set my heart a whirl.  But, then, I realized, our pumpkins had all been carved and set aside for bird feeders and compost. Still, still, we had one very fresh and […]

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