Archive

2011-2012

Fall 2011

Fruit Leather 101

Paint, Party, Pack

2 x 2 Ways to Resuscitate Those “Lunchboxed” Bananas

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

Bakery Knock-Offs for Beginners: Cookie Meteors:

Bakesale Bestsellers: Sugar Cookie Wands

The Kids Submit Designs for the Ghosts of Gone Birds and All Tropical T-shirt Contest

Beauty Meet Beast: Foraging for Rose Petal Jelly:

Apple Picking, Finally! 

Gone Birds & All Tropical Contest Update 

Vanilla Yoda and Chocolate Darth Vader Cookies

Brown Bag Owl Puppets

Creepy Window Silhouettes

BIRTHDAY pARTy: GETTING stARTedDrip, Drop, Drag Drizzle: Mini Action Paintings – Inspired by Jackson Pollock

Birthday pARTy: Pop Art Name Plates (a.k.a. Andy “Door-Hauls”)

“Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments – Inspired by Steven Meisel

“Chanel-Chic” Pearl and Ribbon Jewelry

DIY Frida Kahlo Flowered Headbands – A “Loot Bag” Craft

Advent 2011

Advent Calendar 2011: A Shadowbox Spectacular

Advent Shadowbox: Day 1, Baking Cookies

Advent Shadowbox: Day 2, Daily Bread Food Bank

Advent Shadowbox: Day 3, Letter to a Friend

Advent Shadowbox: Day 4, A Birdseed Wreath

Advent Shadowbox: Day 5, Gratitude Ornaments

Advent Shadowbox: Day 6, Pancakes, Syrup, and a Classic Film 

Advent Shadowbox: Day 7, Tree Trimming Party

Handmade Holidays: Favourite Photo Ornaments

Advent Shadowbox: Day 8, Gingerbread House

Advent Shadowbox: Day 9, St. Vincent de Paul Baskets

Advent Shadowbox: Day 10, Kids’ Newspapers

Advent Shadowbox: Day 11, Imagining Santa’s Workshop

Advent Shadowbox: Day 12, Afternoon Sundae Bar

Advent Shadowbox: Day 13, Movie, Lego, Mindfulness

Advent Shadowbox: Day 14, Salt Dough Ornaments

Advent Shadowbox: Day 15, “Christmassify” Your Jars, or Glam Cans Lab 2

Advent Shadowbox: Day 16, Have a Tree Planted

Advent Shadowbox: Day 17, Christmas Crack-ups

Advent Shadowbox: Day 18, Make Clove Oranges

Advent Shadowbox: Day 19, Rudolph Festival (Design Your Own “Misfit Toy

Advent Shadowbox: Day 20, Festive After-School Spa

Advent Shadowbox: Day 21, Carol Hootenanny

Advent Shadowbox: Day 22, Trim Another Tree

Advent Shadowbox: Day 23, Library-in-a-Box for Haiti via PlanCanada.ca

Advent Shadowbox: Day 24, Carols to and from the Concert

Handmade Holidays: Great Lakes Handkerchiefs

Advent Shadowbox: Day 25, Elvis Dog and Reindeer Cookies

Handmade Holidays: Bookplates for Children

Advent Shadowbox: Day 26, Santa Baby Cookies

Homebaked Holidays: Bûche de Noël

Advent Shadowbox: Day 27, Allons au cinema

Advent Shadowbox: Christmas Eve Checklist 

Advent Shadowbox: Merry Christmas

Last Minute New Years Eve: Sherlock Holmes Party and DIY Detective Kits

Winter 2012

Sunday Suppers: A Chinese New Year Feast

Valentine’s Lunchbox Treats: Caramel-kissed Chocolate Thumbprints & Mini-kissed Chocolate Hearts

Handmade Holidays: Valentines for School

Homebaked Holidays: King Cake Two Ways

March Break 2012

Looking Backward: March Break 2010

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Tentative Schedule

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald: An Illustrate-Your-Own-Book

MARCH breAK! 2012: Fingerprint Four-Leaf Clover Cards

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study In Emerald, Day One: Story and Illustrations

MARCH breAK! 2012: Shamrock S’mores

MARCH breAK! 2012: Serpent Mobiles, Stick Puppets, and a Skip-Counting Game

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day Two: Story and Illustrations

MARCH breAK! 2012: Irish Soda Farls, Popping Mustard, and Lime-Berry Jam

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day Three: Story and Illustrations

MARCH breAK! 2012: Necktie Bean-Bag Snakes…and Lunch

MARCH breAK! 2012: DIY Python Masks

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day Four: Story and Illustrations

MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emearld, Day Five: Story and Illustrations

MARCH breAK! 2012:Snake Sock Puppets

MARCH breAK! 2012: Frogwiches! Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla or Citrus Cream

MARCH breAK! 2012: Sweetening St. Patty’s Day Brunch, Lime Mint Syrup

Spring 2012

Easter Egg Workshop

Easter Brunch: Carrot Orange Poppyseed Mini-muffins with Cardamom Cream-Cheese Glaze

Cheaters Curry

Kale Chips: Basic + 4 Flavours, Sweet to Spicy

Observing The Transit of Venus: Easy “Backs to the Sun” Pin-Hole Viewers & Blood Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cleaning Out The Lunchbox: Chewy M&M and Oreo Brownies


2012-2013

Fall 2012

Our Best Chewy Granola Bars, a Flexible Recipe

Small-Batch [Memorize-a-Poem] Ketchup

Haiku-kies!

Bakesale Bestsellers II: Wonder Bars, A Flexible Recipe

Eat This (,) Chicken

Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce

Apple Pickin’ Pie with Disappearing Vodka Crust

Pumpkin Courvoisier Pie with Cream Cheese Crust

This Year, Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table!

Recreating a Deli Classic: Creamy Cucumber and Dill Pickle Soup

Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Five Ways

An Icing Tasting Party

Red Panda Cake: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with [Chocolate] Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing

Advent 2012

Advent Shadowbox 2012: An Introduction

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 1,  Have  a Tree Trimming Party, Make Cinnamon Glitter Ornaments and Favourite Photo Ornaments

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 2, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Acts I-II

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 3, Support the World Wildlife Fund

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 4, Draw Blue-Prints of the House for Santa

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 5, Write & Perform Harry Potter Themed Christmas Carols & Make Butter Beer Blondies

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 6, Create Your Own Christmas-Themed “Clue”-Style Board Game

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 7, Begin our Friday Holiday Film Fest with an Unusual Double Feature & Make Kringle Corn

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 8, Holiday Canning & Test-Cookie Party, Kid-Friendly Thumbprint Cookies, Carrot Cake Jam & Cranberry Sauce

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 9, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Acts II-III

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 10, Give a Beehive

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 11, Make a Christmas Collage Post-Card, Write a Memory Poem on the Back, & Send it to a Friend

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 12, Improvise a One-Act, Christmas-Themed Hunger Games Play

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 13, Learn “Who” to Knit, Begin a Family/Welcome-Guest Scarf Project

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 14, Watch Holiday (1938) and Make Prof. Potter’s “Hidden Whallop” Punch & Judy Cookies

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 15, Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 16, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act IV

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 17, Fill a Pantry

How to Make Silhouettes from Digital Photos Using Free Online Photo-Editing Tools & a Printer/Scanner

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 18, Make Silhouette Self-Portrait Cards & Send Them to Family & Friends

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 19, Pre-Christmas-Concert Pizza Party with Quick & Easy Individual Thin Crust Pizzas

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 20, Make a Deck of Constellation Cards

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 21, Order Fish & Chips and Watch The Bishop’s Wife

Cannoli Buche de Noel

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 22, P.M. Pajama Party – Make Cookies for Santa

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 23: Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act V

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Christmas Eve Checklist

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Merry Christmas

Perform & Record The Winter’s Tale (with bears and stuffies)

Lord Peter Wimsey’s Case Crackin’ New Years Eve Party

Winter 2013

Looking Backward, Love

Toy Heart Photo Valentines [using Skylanders, Lego, Stuffies & Monster High Dolls]

Valentine’s Treat: Cream-Cheese Sugar-Cookie Conversation Hearts

Chinese New Year Special:  Best of…Snakes

Toby’s Snow Day: Creating Checklists for Independent Play

March Break 2013

MARCH breACK! 2013, or, Ahma, the Spirit Bear: A Tentative Schedule

MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part I: Old Married Bears and Unmarried Bears

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Portraits on Newsprint with Easy Stick or Dowel Frames

MARCH breACK! 2013: Kermode Bear Genetics: Learning About Biology and Probability By Copying a Scientific Illustration

MARCH breACK! 2013:  Mrs. Haymaadm’s “Salmon” Wedding Cakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing

MARCH breACK! 2013:  Quick & Easy Spirit Bear Claws [Puff Pastry with Chocolate Filling]

MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part II: A “Sleuth” of Proposals

MARCH breACK! 2013:  Spirit Bear Silhouettes, Two Ways

MARCH breACK! 2013: Eco-Protest Posters: Save the Spirit Bear!

MARCH breACK! 2013: Tea with Ahma the Spirit Bear: Little Bear Brioches, Strawberry Soup, and Honey Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Dice Game

MARCH breACK! 2013: White Kermode Bear Paw Cookies and White Grape Gummy Bear Popsicles

MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, the Spirit Bear, Part III: In Which Harriet is Saved and Jane Tries Not to Be

MARCH breACK! 2013: Mooksgm’ol [Spirit Bear] Drum Faces Inspired by Tsishmian Art & the Four Tsishmian Clans

MARCH breACK! 2013: Kermode’s Path Math Game

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear S’mores: Honey Graham Cracker Cookie Cut-outs and Honey Marshmallows from Scratch

MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, the Spirit Bear, Part IV: A Berry Picking Party & What Follows

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

Spring 2013

The Vanities of the Leaked Upon

Making the Movie Monster Video

Book Fan Shirts

DIY Cookie Cutters, The Zeppelin Edition

Saying “Thank You”

First Communion Fun: Marble Oreo First Communion Cake

Contractor Cookies [and Bathroom Pics]

Knappa Loves Melodi: The Easiest Ikea Hack Ever

Book Cover Re-Design Workshop I: Zeppelin Poems

Book Cover Re-Design Workshop II: Teacher’s Favourite Book Cover Thank You Cards

Summer of Funner 2013 is Up and Running


2013-2014

Fall 2013

Get Ready for Some Changes!

The Lunchbox Season is Back! Here’s our Fall 2013 Bucket List!

Great News! We’re a Part of Parentdish.ca!

We’re Going on 3! What’s our Birthday Present? A New Facebook Page!

weekly trEAT: Brown Sugar Funfetti Spritz

Spread’s The Word: Our Pink Lemonade Jelly is a New Family Favourite

Exploring Tommy Thompson Park: A Young Explorer’s Notebook [Free Printable] and a Homemade Video

Stuffed Animal Candids: Photo Cards for Overnight Camp, Birthdays, or Just Plain Fun

How Ssssssssweet is That? Our Snake Mobile was Featured on “A Faithful Attempt”

Bakesale Bestsellers III: Double Chocolate Mars Bar Meteors [Cookies]

Snapshots from Word on the Street

A Little Weekend Cartooning

Making Fire By Chance: Lego Survivor

Robot Bird Feeders: Make Robot, Monster or Alien Birdfeeders with Wooden Boxes or Milk Cartons

Resurrection Chicken: Adapting Greenspan’s Chicken in a Pot for a Family Gathering or a Heroic Appetite

Keeping Track with Fox and Wombat: DIY Reading Logs and Free Weekly Reading Log Printables

Almond Butter Chai Spice Cake

The Kids Photograph Fall Colours: Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles and Nuit Blanche

The Lunchbox Season’s 10 Best…Thanksgiving

Ginger Cognac Cranberry Sauce

Apple Picking with a New Camera & Sharing the Pie Love

Fill-in-the-Silhouette Holiday Table Setting

Table Magic: Creating an Alien Multiplication Chart

Halloween Art for Kids: Spooky Still Life, Two Ways

Vampire Brownies: Red Velvet Brownies with a Cream Cheese “Bite”

The Lunchbox Season’s Spooktacular 13: The Best of Everything Halloween

Making T1: Toby’s Light-Up Robot Turtle Costume

Halloween Tip: Have a Signature Pumpkin

Quick and Easy Hunger Games Catching Fire Party Invitations

Double Double Apple Crumble: Double Layer Deep Dish Apple Crumble & Doctor Rosey’s Famous Double Crumble

Hunger Games Catching Fire Party Favours: Personalize Your Own Bookplates

Hunger Games Catching Fire Loot Bags

Spirit Bear Birthday Cake: Carrot Pecan Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing and Toasted Coconut

Let the Countdown Begin! Our 2013 Advent Calendar Begins on Saturday, November 30!

Advent 2013

Family Advent Calendar 2013, Advent Eve: Tree Trimming Party: Make Easy Gingerbread Garlands and Favourite Photo Ornaments

Family Advent Calendar, Day 1: Read & Illustrate As You Like It, Act I [Withe Some Alternate Options for the Little ones]

Family Advent Calendar, Day 2: Give a Bear Hug! Contribute to the World Wildlife Fund

Family Advent Calendar, Day 3: Make & Eat Honeycomb and Turkish Delight

Family Advent Calendar, Day 4: Write a Holiday Story Inspired by a Work of Art

Family Advent Calendar, Day 5: Make Christmas Cards! Draw Portraits of Santa in the Style of Modigliani, Kahlo, Klee & Etrog

Family Advent Calendar, Day 6: The Advent Film Festival begins with Pilsner Pretzels and a William Powell Double Bill:  My Man Godfrey & After the Thin Man

Family Advent Calendar, Day 7: Lego Christmas Party! Lego Christmas Building Challenges and Lego Christmas Cookies

Family Advent Calendar, Day 8: Read & Illustrate As You Like It, Act II

Family Advent Calendar, Day 9: Give Fruit Trees! Contribute to Plan Canada!

Family Advent Calendar, Day 10: Make and Eat Chewy Christmas Nougat [with Pistachios and Dried Cherries]

Family Advent Calendar, Day 11: A Percy Jackson Christmas? Improvise Christmas Scenes with some of your Favourite Fictional Character

Family Advent Calendar, Day 12: Make a Shadow Puppet Theatre and Christmas Shadow Puppets

Family Advent Calendar, Day 13: Watch Topper & His Girl Friday and Make Thin Crust Pizzas

Family Advent Calendar, Day 14: Make and Play Holiday Floor Scramble

Family Advent Calendar, Day 15: Read and Illustrate As You Like It, Act III

Family Advent Calendar, Day 16: Fill a Pantry! Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Family Advent Calendar, Day 17: Make and Eat Soft Salted Caramels

Bonus Post: Our Pink Lemonade Jelly & Gochujang Pickles All Dressed Up For Giving

Family Advent Calendar, Day 18: It’s a Carol Off! Rewrite an Existing Christmas Carol or “Christmassify” a Popular Song

Family Advent Calendar, Day 19: Harry Potter Special! Design Your Own Patronus

Family Advent Calendar, Day 20: Watch The More the Merrier & The Talk of the Town and Make Punch & Judy Cookies

Family Advent Calendar, Day 21: Christmas Cookie Party! Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, and Other Old Favourites

Family Advent Calendar, Day 22: Read and Illustrate As You Like it, Acts IV & V

Family Advent Calendar, Day 23: Encourage Deep Breathing, Contribute to Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Family Advent Calendar, Day 24: Christmas Eve Checklikst and a Recipe for Lemon Bûche de Noël

Family Advent Calendar, Merry Christmas!

It’s a Lego Doctor Who Year’s Eve: Multi-Serial Marathon and Lego Building Challenges

Winter 2014

Framing Gulliver’s Travels

Year of the Horse: Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printable]

Year of the Horse: A Lighter Chinese New Year Feast, Cabbage-Wrapped “Pot-Stickers” and Spicy Green Beans with Pork [or other protein]

Year of the Horse A Lighter Chinese New Year Feast, Grain-Free and Sugar-Free Date-Nut Drömmar Cake

Super Bowl Special: Best Ever Hot and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Yogourt Dipping Sauce

Homemade Printable Skylanders Swap Force Valentines

And for the Parents…

Printable Sochi Bear Olympic Valentines

Mardi Gras: King Cake Style Cinnamon Roll Ring

March Break 2014

March BreACK! 2014 is Coming…

March BreACK! 2014: A Tentative Schedule

March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act One

March BreACK! 2014: The Kids Make Mediterranean: Manakeesh [Manakish] With Cheese or Za-atar

March BreACK! 2014: Hidden-Secret Cookies: Ma’amool with Nutella or Date-Nut Filling

March BreACK! 2014: Design Your Own Snakes and Ladders Board Game

March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Two

March BreACK! 2014: The Kids Make Mediterranean: Lemony Grilled Calamari and Beer-Battered Fried Calamari

March BreACK! 2014: Design Your Own Shields and Mottoes and Have a Living Room Tournament

March BreACK! 2014: A Taste of Morocco: Paula Wolfert’s Lamb Tagine with Tomatoes and Eggplant

March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own Books, Bearicles, Act Three

March BreACK! 2014: Shipwreck Cookies

March BreACK! 2014: The Kids Make Mediterranean: Pizza Boats, or, Turkish Pide, Two Ways

March BreACK! 2014: Building Sailboats with Recyclables and Racing them in the Tub

March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Four

March BreACK! 2014: The Kids Make Mediterranean: Baked Fries with Feta and Basic Hummus

March BreACK! 2014: Make a Blue-Print of a Pirate Ship

March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act FiveMarch BreACK! 2014: A Baklava Snake Even the Kids Could Make

March BreACK! 2014: Mapping the Ancient Mediterranean of Bearicles [or Shakespeare’s Pericles] Prince of Tyre

March BreACK! 2014: Stocking Up for Next Time Small Batch Pickled Turnips, Preserved Lemons and Preserved Limes

Spring 2014

Make This Mini Photo Book!

What We Ate: Build Your Own Buddha Bowl

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Flat Stanley In Style

Weekly Treat: Soft Sparkly Ginger Cookies

Weekly Treat: Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Chocolate Chip Robin’s Egg Cookies

Bunny’s Homemade Hawaiian Rolls: For Easter Monday Ham and Cheese Sliders

Cinco de Mayo Papel Picado Garland

The Kids Take on Surrealist Collage

Summer of Funner 2014 is Coming!

Summer of Funner 2014 is Up and Running…Check Out Our Love-to-Do List


2014-2015

Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Love-To-Do List

Blow-Your-Mind Bagels! Homemade Bagels for Back to School and the Rest of the 365

Easy Locker Magnets

Keeping Up with the Kids 365 [sponsored post]

Drunk Cherry Jam: Cherry Bourbon Jam with a Low Sugar Option

Small Batch Sweet Spiced Pickled Parsnips

A Little Evening Gardening: Planting Spring Bulbs

Word on the Street 2014

All-About-Me Pendants

A Wicked Weekend

Bourbon Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce

Earnest Apple Picking Peking Duck

From Weekend Main to Thanksgiving Side: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple Bourbon Pecan Pie with Bourbon Pecan Crust

Lunchbox Ideas: Sandwich-Sized Bacon Lattice for our Apple and Cheese BLTs

The Kids Write Night Poems

Pumpkin Oatmeal Choose-Your-Mixins Cookies

Spooky Silhouette Window Clings

Pumpkin Poppy Seed Loaf with Citrus, Cardamom and Cognac

Happy Halloween 2014

Whole Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Chicpea Hummus

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

When All Else Fails…Make Caramel Apples

Paper Storm-Trooper Rockets and Soda Bottle Rocket Launcher [inspired by Stoked about Science]

Loaded Cookie Birthday Cake

Our “Out of Trouble” Books

Advent 2014

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

Kick-Off Party: Stir-Up Saturday: Make a Twenty-First Century Canadian Christmas Cake

Sketch-It Sunday: Re-Illustrate Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Make-Ahead Monday: DIY Vanilla Extract and Simple Syrup

Tonic Tuesday: Adopt an Animal From the World Wildlife Fund

Write-It Wednesday: Compose and Perform an Original Christmas Carol

Throw-Back Thursday: Draw Fresh Blueprints of Santa’s Workshop and Make Our Famous Santa Baby Cookies

Festive Friday: Tree Trimming Party: Roast Chestnuts, Sing Carols, Make Favourite Photo Ornaments…

Stir-Up Saturday: Make Soft Gingerbread Crackle Cookies with Candied Ginger Bits

Sketch-It Sunday: Create Your Own Illustrations of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Make-Ahead Monday: DIY Massage Oil Bars, Bath Bombs, and Bath Salts

Tonic Tuesday: Give a Family an Endless Harvest via Plan Canada

Write-It Wednesday:Use a Line from ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as the Inspiration for your own Poem or Story

Throw-Back Thursday: Make Picasso Santa Holiday Cards and Bake Turkish Pizza Pides

Festive Friday: Take Out Chinese and a Triple Feature: The Maltese Falcon, Murder My Sweet, and The Lady in the Lake

Stir-Up Saturday: Cherry and Pistachio Studded Short Bread Cookies

Sketch-It Sunday: Read and Illustrate Much Ado About Nothing, Acts I-III

Make-Ahead Monday: Hot Chocolate Bombs and Microwaveable Mitten Warmers

Tonic Tuesday: Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Write-It Wednesday: Holiday Haiku Challenge

Throw-Back Thursday: Play Holiday Floor Scramble and Christmas Clue, Revive the Holiday Shadow-Puppet Theatre, and Make Butterbeer Blondies

Festive Friday: Fish and Chips and a Quadruple Feature: Pimpernel Smith, Q Planes, The 49th Parallel, The Spy In Black

Stir-Up Saturday: Reverse Chip Brookie Cookies

Sketch-It Sunday: Read and Illustrate Much Ado About Nothing, Acts III-V

Last-Minute Monday: Make Holiday Bark for Giving: Host a Bark-Making Party for the Kids

Tonic Tuesday: Give Forests Ontario

Christmas Eve Checklist and a Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

Holiday Brunch : The Lunchbox Season’s Panettone French Toast

The Lunchbox Season’s Family New Year’s Eve : The Hitchcock Edition

Winter 2015

Winter 2015: Nourish #Nourish2015

Onion Soup with Lemon Thyme, Lavendar, Cognac and Piave Vecchio

Off cartooning… 

Keeping Out the Cold with a Draft Dodger Hacked from an Ikea Table Runner

Elderflower Ices and Snow Ice Cream

Chicken Soup with Za’atar, Lemon and Parsnips

Inspired by … Book Lists

Building a Bird Feeder from an Old Gingerbread House Kit

Roasted Carrot Soup with Lentils, Preserved Lemons and Ras el Hanout

The Kids Photograph The Season: The Toronto Zoo, Winter 2015

The Last of the Castles

Get Your Love On: Beet Cranberry and Coconut Milk Soup [Vegan]

Grow Lights and Garden Resolutions

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Heart

Parsnip Pecan Loaf with Lemon Cardamom Glaze

Free Printable Sonic Valentines

Tea Valentines with Glammed Up Vintage Valentine Cards and Sweet Heart Tags [Free Printables]

Homemade Free Printable Digimon Style Valentines

Pink Grapefruit Poppyseed Loaf

Matcha Goats! Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies for Chinese New Year

Year of the Goat Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printables]

What the Kids Made: Animal Sketches from Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Inspired by Cameralinks 2015: Here, Now, Today at Gallery 44

Love Your Local: Grinder on Main

Love Your Local: Maha’s

March Break 2015

March BreACK! 2015, Imagined Galaxies, A Tentative Schedule

Galactic Mint Brownies – Chewy Brownies with Andes Mints, Peppermint Patties or Mint Chocolate Chips

Space Fish, Aliens, and UFOs : Mixed Media Collage for Kids

Deep-Space Pizza Planets [Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Recipe]

Space pARTy 101: Imagined Solar Systems

Loaded Skillet Cookie Asteroid

Space pARTy : Buzz Aldrin Inspired Space Helmet Self-Portraits

Space Party Juice and Smoothie Bar : Date-Almond Asteroid Milk, Choco-Nut Protein Blaster, Steel Pink Rocket Power Booster, Solar Mint Green Motivator Juice

Kid – Invented Constellations

Cold Stars and Newly Minted Moons: Homemade Peppermint Patties

March BreACK! 2015 : Illustrate Your Own Books : The Earl of Tellurine

Spring 2015

What We’re Planting: Our All-Time Favourite Herbs, Container Vegetables & Edible Flowers

Market to Table: Rhubarb and Cherry Galette with Honeyed Ginger, St. Germain, and Pineapple Sage

Lemon Lilac Mini Muffins with Lilac Simple Syrup & Lemon Glaze

Love Your Local : Building the Ultimate Cookie Plate

Inspired by Amnesty International…The Kids Illustrate The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


2015-2016

Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Love to Do List

September Unplugged : 7 Ways to Take it Easy this Month

Family Pinochle Night

Recreating Aunt Von’s Butterscotch Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Fiery Ferments: House Made Kimchi

Apple Picking Peking Duck 2015

Thanksgiving Unplugged : Seven Ways to Take it Easy this Holiday

The Best All Butter Pastry Crust for Pies and Butter Tarts

Secret Scary Book Swap : All Hallows Read

Chewy Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch and Chocolate Chips

Scary Scrabble Stories

A Few Repurposed Screen Time Rants and Prescriptions

Congratulations, Plenty!

Butter Tarts Three Ways : Plain, Pecan, and Cherry Ginger

Homemade Personalized Stationery

The Lunchbox Season’s Family Advent Calendar 2015 Is Coming…

Advent 2015

Reinventing a Holiday Classic : Chocolate Hazelnut Bûche de Noël

Our Yule Log Recipe Featured on Huffington Post Canada Living!

Advent 2015 Love To Do List

Our Top Picks from the One of a Kind Show and Sale, or, The 12 Crushes of #OOAKX15

Family Advent Calendar 2015 : Family Tree Trimming Party

Family Advent Calendar : Make Italian Lemon Knots

Family Advent Calendar : Family Book Exchange

Rewrite the Song of the Summer as a Holiday Carol

Create an Elaborate Christmas Colouring Page

Donate to the WWF

Design Your Own Playing Cards

Make Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Make Whisky Fig Cranberry Sauce and Carrot Cake Jam

Provide a Newborn Checkup via Plan Canada Gifts of Hope

Make Lichtenstein Inspired Holiday Cards

Picnic Beneath the Christmas Tree

Make Saffron Lussekatter : Santa Lucia Buns

Illustrate or Cartoon “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” “Good King Wenceslas”

Holiday Cookie Bake Off

Design Holiday Gift Tags

Teacher Gifts : Make Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies

Random Act of Kindness Day 

Visit the Toronto Christmas Market

Dinner and Star Wars

Posterize the Twelve Days of Christmas

Red and Green Supper : Make Bowtie Pasta

Give to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Pizza, Popcorn, Pajamas, and an Ernst Lubitsch Triple Feature

Illuminate or Video Shelley’s Ozymandias and Make a Chocolate Hazelnut Bûche de Noël

Christmas Eve Checklist

Merry Christmas!

A New Year’s Thin Man Movie Marathon

Winter and Spring 2016

Risk Failure in a Visible Way

Reinterpreting a Classic and Instituting the Weeknight Feast : The Lunchbox Season’s Chicken MarVella

Feel Good! High Iron Granola Bars [Gluten Free]

Easy and Amazing Valentine’s Desserts: Key Lime Possets and Pink Lemonade Possets

Year of the Monkey Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printables]

Chic & Simple Narhwal Valentines [Free Printable] 

Fifth Anniversary Special: All of our Free Printable Valentines in One Place

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

10 Things to Try on Leap Day

Mother Daughter Skincare: Drug Store Must Haves

March Break 2016

Best of March Break!!!

Spring 2016

Butterscotch Krimpets! Brown Sugar Cakes with THE BEST Butterscotch Frosting

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

Ras El Hanout , Our House Recipe

Preserved Kumquats

After School Snack Science: Making Homemade Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, and Probiotic Whey Lemonade With The Kids

It’s Lilac Season Again!

Last Post of the School Year: Rhubarb and Pineapple-Sage Simple Syrup and Tart Apricot Brown Sugar St. Germain Syrup

Summer of Funner is Coming! 2016


2016-2017

Fall 2016

A New Lunchbox: We’ll be Back Monday August 29!

10 Ways to Throw the Best Ever End of Summer Backyard Campout

Join Us for our Last Summer of Funner Film Festival Post 2016

Fall Love to Do List A to Z

September Unplugged 2: Seven More Ways to Take it Easy This Month

FRONT PORCH MAKEOVER!

Tried It, Loved It: Beyography

iögo nanö Lunchbox Challenge

Road Test: 4 Free Mindfulness Apps

How to Have the Best Spa Day At Home

Friends’ Getaway: Phoenix

Congrats to the Winners of our iögo nanö Giveaway

Apples, A New Duck, and An Old Trick

Apple Crisp With Candied Ginger Inside and Out

Oh Beautiful Laundrette: Our New Laundry Machines and Free Laundry Room Printables

October Nesting: Our Easy Boeuf Bourguignon

All Hallows Read 2016: What Books We’re Giving to the Kids This Year

Hosting Our Own Homecoming Bash

Tarot, Tasseomancy and a Matcha Green Tea Texas Sheet Cake

Take a Breather: Our Sugar-Free Flexible Granola Bar Recipe

Election Night Cocktails: The White Pantsuit

Harry Potter High Table: Lemony Wonderful Chicken Pot Pie

Our Family Advent Calendar is Coming

Advent 2016

The Lunchbox Season’s Advent Love-To-Do List 2016

The Lunchbox Season’s Top 10 Gifts for the Kitchen + a Soundtrack

The Lunchbox Season’s Family Advent Calendar Kick-Off: Make Favourite Photo Ornaments

Family Advent Calendar : Visit the One of a Kind Show and Sale + Our Top 10 Gifts From #ooakx16

Family Advent Calendar : Adopt an Animal from WWF Canada #givingtuesday

Family Advent Calendar : Make Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Family Advent Calendar: Lunch, Shopping, and the Ferris Wheel at the Toronto Christmas Market

Family Advent Calendar : Tree Trimming Party with Homemade Eggnog

Family Advent Calendar : Massey Hall Christmas Concert

Family Advent Calendar : Plan Christmas Dinner and Make “Test Cookies” for Santa : Dorie Greenspan’s Speculoos Buttons from Bon Appétit

Family Advent Calendar : Holiday Book Swap

Family Advent Calendar : Support Forests Ontario #givingtuesday

Family Advent Calendar : Design Santa in a Masterpiece Cards

Family Advent Calendar : Skating or a Winter Walk and Roasted Chestnuts

Family Advent Calendar : Make Deep Dish Pizza and Watch a Festive Movie

Family Advent Calendar: Christmas Canning! Lemon Ginger Marmalade and Whiskey Fig Cranberry Sauce

Family Advent Calendar : King Lear Cold Reading

Have Yourself a Canadian Little Christmas: Make Fudge! Our Recipe for Penuche, Butterscotch Fudge with Pralines

Family Advent Calendar : Give a Bee Hive via Plan Canada Gifts of Hope #givingtuesday

Family Advent Calendar : Write & Illustrate a Beastly Christmas Tale

Family Advent Calendar : Random Act of Christmas Kindness

Family Advent Calendar : Dinner and Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

Family Advent Calendar : Bake ALL of the Christmas Cookies + The Lunchbox Season’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie & Bar Recipes

Family Advent Calendar : Rewrite the Song of the Summer as a Holiday Carol

Family Advent Calendar: Football in the Park After Dark

Family Advent Calendar : Daily Bread Food Bank Donation #givingtuesday

Family Advent Calendar : Double Chocolate Cookies with Andes Mints

Family Advent Calendar : Family Pajama Exchange

Family Advent Calendar : Make Bûche de Noël + 5 Bûche de Noël Recipes

Family Advent Calendar : Christmas Eve Checklist

Merry Christmas

New Year’s Eve Movie Party : Transformation Movies

Winter 2017

UNARMED TRUTH and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, The Women’s March on Washington : Toronto

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