Hiccup!

Sorry, folks. We’ve had to temporarily pull our most recent post of August 29. We’ll let you know when it’s back up and running again. And, for those of you who have already entered the contest, no worries! Your names are still in for the draw! XOXO  The Lunchbox Season

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A New Lunchbox! We’ll be back on Monday, August 29th!

Check out this gorgeous SoYoung lunchbox we picked out at Collected Joy on Kingston Road in Toronto! When I brought it home, Bea said, “Finally! A REAL lunchbox! And it’s wonderful!” Needless to say, she loves it!  Now folks, Summer of Funner isn’t officially over until after Labour Day. But, The Lunchbox Season will be back on August […]

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Summer of Funner 2016 is Coming!

Will this be our last Summer of Funner? You never know! What we do know for sure is that it’s guaranteed to be our best summer ever! Join us on June 15, 2016, on our sister site, www.summeroffunner.com for ALL the SUMMER EVERYTHING!

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It’s Lilac Season Again!

It’s lilac season once again! And, our backyard lilacs are more fragrant than ever! So, before I run off for a well-earned ladies weekend, I thought I’d send you back to last year’s amazing lilac ideas!  Click either one of the images below to be transported to the post and recipes: http://wp.me/p3S4I7-2c2

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Preserved Kumquats

The month of May is all about nourishing our bellies and our souls here at The Lunchbox Season!  And here are four amazing ingredients which, when “preserved” together, make a delicious flavouring for your tagines, stews and roasts, your salad dressings, and your bevvies: Salt, Kumquats, Cinnamon and Cardamom Ever since our trip to California […]

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Ras El Hanout , Our House Recipe

Can it have been that long since our Mediterranean-themed March Break? Last month, I used the last teaspoon of our big-fancy-store-bought Ras el Hanout spice blend. Planning on another Moroccan Tagine for Sunday supper, I went out a whole day early to replace my beloved bottle, only to find that said fancy-shop-in-which-we-can-really-only-afford-the-spices had discontinued production! What was I […]

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A Few Non-Traditional Takes on Traditional Mother’s Day Gifts

I have to admit, until the kids started bringing home hand-made gifts from school, we didn’t really celebrate Mother’s Day. The extra affection in recent years, however, has worn down my heebee-geebees over the manufactured nature of the holiday, at least as we celebrate it in our unit of four. We’ve developed a little routine everyone seems to […]

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Best of March Break!!!

It’s been five years here on The Lunchbox Season! To celebrate, we’re passing along our favourite March Break or, as we call it, March BreACK! must-do’s and must-makes! Here’s the cream of the crop to help you survive another one to two weeks of staycation, or March BreACK! Madness! Galactic Mint Brownies Finger-Walking Bear Puppets […]

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Mother Daughter Skincare: Drug Store Must Haves

I’ve really upped my skincare regime this winter. And it’s a regime that I will carry right into spring and summer. Of course, my almost-teenage daughter has joined right in. Together, we’ve tried some winners and some losers. Today, we thought we’d share our faves with you. All of these items are available at our local Shopper’s Drug […]

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10 Things to Try on Leap Day

This Monday, February 29, 2016 is a Leap Day! I’ve come to see leap day as a kind of “second chance” day, 24 extra hours in the year in which to rest, renew and discover. At the outset of the month, in order to inspire the rest of the family, I decided that I would try […]

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Be Mine: Deep Red Velvet Cupcakes with Chocolate Arrows and Hearts

Every once and a while, you’ve got to wrestle with a classic recipe in order to make it your own. When Bea wanted red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing for an event, I have to say, I shrugged my shoulders a little. Red velvet cakes and cupcakes have always been one of those “Dorito effect” treats […]

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Chic & Simple Narhwal Valentines [Free Printable]

After last year’s amazing Tea Valentines, Bea decided that she wanted to have a very simple Valentine card to give to friends. So, I decided I would go out of my comfort zone by trying to sketch one of her favourite animals, a narwhal. “Wait, a minute? What? You don’t draw?” ARGH!!! No!! I make […]

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Year of the Monkey Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printables]

Each year, we leave off our resolution making until Chinese New Year.  And, each year, we present our resolutions “graffiti style” by filling in an image of the new year’s spirit animal.   On February 8, 2016, we begin the Year of the Monkey. So, we’ve got a little Year of the Monkey Graffiti Resolutions Free […]

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