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Feature Day 8 Advent 2014

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

Today we are making, in reverse order, Bath Salts, Bath Bombs and Massage Oil Bars to give as gifts to teachers and friends. Bea’s been wanting to make these massage oil bars for months! They’re amazing! DIY Massage Oil Bars Supplies Beeswax Cocoa or Shea Butter Coconut Oil Essential Oil [or flavoured extract in a […]

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Feature Day 3 Advent 2014

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

Today is the first of our Write-It Wednesdays. The day’s task? Compose and perform an original Christmas Carol! Ways to get started…  If you’re having trouble thinking of your own song, try putting new words to an old classic. Then, try to change the melody a bit. Make a list of some sort and write the song from […]

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Feature Day 2 Advent 2014

Tonic Tuesday, Adopt an Animal from the World Wildlife Fund

Tonic Tuesday Adopt an Animal from the World Wildlife Fund Canada.* Today is the first of our “Tonic Tuesdays” or “Giving Days.” Each Tuesday in Advent, we’ll be making a holiday contribution to our favourite charities or causes. Today, December 2nd, is also Canada’s “Giving Tuesday,” in which people around the country and around the […]

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Feature Day 1 Advent 2014

Make-Ahead Monday: Vanilla Extract, Simple Syrup, and Simple Ways to Give Them

It’s the first of our Advent Make-Ahead Mondays!Each Monday in Advent, we’ll be getting something ready to give as a gift to family, neigbours, and friends.Today, we’ll be making small bottles of Vanilla Extract and Simple Syrup. First up is our awesome vanilla extract: Here’s the DIY! Print Recipe The Lunchbox Season’s Vanilla Extract Author: […]

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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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Earnest Apple Picking Peking Duck

It was an Earnest Apple Picking Peking Duck weekend…and that’s only the half of it! On Friday night, the kids had their first “exposure” to The Importance of Being Earnest. We were able to secure some prime seats at Hart House Theatre (thanks Trevor!) for the penultimate performance of the play.  The kids had quite a long […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Here’s what we did over the course of Advent this year: 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: […]

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Family Advent Calendar: Our Christmas Eve Checklist and A Lemon Bûche de Noël

It’s Christmas Eve! Time for cookies, merry-making, carolling, mass, a huge fish dinner, cozy pyjamas and some final Christmas preparations! And don’t miss our awesome new Bûche de Noël, The Lemon Edition!!! Christmas Eve Checklist □ Make sure there are enough cookies for Santa. If not, make some more! □ Prepare the Lemon Bûche de Noël for tomorrow’s […]

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chocolate chocolate chip crinkle kringle cookies from the lunchboxseason

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

It’s time to make loads and loads of Christmas Cookies! Today, we’re making two new Lunchbox Season recipes: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies and Pfeffernüssen.  We’ll also be whipping up batches of some of our old favourites: Cookie Meteors and Santa Babies. Print Recipe Chocolate Chip Crinkle Cookies Servings: 3 dozen cookies Author: Roseanne […]

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It's a Carol-Off!

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

“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes….CHRISTMAS is all around me, It’s everywhere I go.” – from Love, Actually Tonight, continuing a tradition we started several years ago, we’ll write our own Christmas Carols. Since the kids are absolutely in love with the Bill Nighy character’s comic Christmas version of a […]

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Soft Salted Caramels From the Lunchbox Season

Family Advent Calendar, Day 17: Make and Eat Soft Salted Caramels [Then, Make More for Teacher Gifts]

Today, for our “treats the kids have never tried before” segment, we’ll be making and eating Soft Salted Caramels. Then, we’ll make a second batch as a pretty packaged holiday present for teachers and helpers. Print Recipe Soft Salted Caramels Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season EquipmentParchment and Butter or Baking SprayCandy ThermometerWax paper [optional] Ingredients1 […]

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