Archive | October, 2016

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Tarot, Tasseomancy, and a Matcha Green Tea Texas Sheet Cake

To get ourselves in the Halloween mood, we decided to have a night of magic by having a family Tarot and Tea Leaf reading session. Remember that tea-leaf-reading-cup I was swooning over back around Mother’s Day? Well, the kids gave me one! And I have had great fun with it, subsequently, both at a Harry Potter […]

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Hosting Our Own Homecoming Bash

Our alma mater’s homecoming game is this Saturday, but we’re not able to make the trip back to the States for the big to-do. Still, we’ve got the college football bug. And we’ve got an Oktoberfest bug, too. So, we decided to have our own Oktoberfest-slash-Homecoming party right here at home. Here’s how we’re planning on pulling it all […]

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All Hallows Read 2016 : What Books We’re Giving To The Kids This Year

Once again, this year, we’ll be celebrating, All Hallows Read. What’s All Hallows Read? It’s a fantastic holiday book-giving project! The main premise: give someone a scary book for Halloween! Gosh, can I tell you how much better this goes down in our house than the stale caramels and ambiguous-looking “chews” we weed out of the […]

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October Nesting : Our Best Easy Boeuf Bourguignon

Oktoberfest? How about October Nesting? That first crisp fall chill always makes me think of the month I spent nesting before Bea was born. Nothing about either of my pregnancies every really struck me as “ordinary,” except for that curious and wonderfully “ordinary” desire to stock the fridge and freezer with several months’ worth of […]

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Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out

One of my favourite any-time fruit desserts is a crisp or crumble. Sure enough, right when we got back from apple picking on the weekend, I whipped up a crisp for the family. This recipe for our Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out is a variation on a favourite plum crumble recipe my friend […]

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Apples, a New Duck, and an Old Trick

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for us to go apple picking on the first Saturday in October, and to follow that up with a festive Peking Duck feast.  This year was no different…Oh, except that it was spectactularly different!!! We went back to our favourite apple picking spot, Applewood Farm and Winery [12416 McCowan Rd., Stouffville, Ontario. […]

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Congrats To The Winners of our iÖGO nanö Giveaway!

Congrats to Christine Murray and Cheryl Macphail for winning our  iÖGO nanö giveaway. These lucky Lunchbox Season readers will each receive two grocery store vouchers for the  iÖGO nanö product of their choice!   Thanks to all for watching our V-log and for entering our contest!!! Wait, what? Missed our Vlog? Check out our original iÖGO nanö […]

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