Healthy Pear Crisp

Those of you who know me know I often refer to fruit as “nature’s sugar,” and nothing could be more true for delicious, ripe, in-season pears right now. I’d take a juicy, nourishing pear over a lollipop any day — and do! Especially if it’s in the form of pear crisp.

This harvest time in Ontario (my favourite time of year, by the way) means Bartlett pears are so fresh and perfect for eating whole or baking. Not only tasty, pears are also a great source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.  Continue reading “Healthy Pear Crisp”

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Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins

I’ve found that as we grow older, a lot of us lose touch with the hobbies and activities we once loved as youngsters.

As kids and teenagers, so many of us were involved in a wide range of activities – they may range from sports, like baseball and dancing, to other disciplines like chess, drama or photography. I was lucky to always have lots of extra-curriculars on the go in each season – soccer and swimming in the summer, figure skating, martial arts and diving throughout the school year, as well as music and theatre rehearsals. Continue reading “Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins”

Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal

Joining the ranks of seemingly everyone else who’s obsessed with pumpkin at this time of year, I’ve been baking a lot with the squash plant — breads, muffins, etc.

The only downside (if you could even call it that) is that I’ve had lots of leftover pumpkin purée in the fridge to use up. And I think I’ve come up with the best and tastiest solution: adding it to my morning porridge! Continue reading “Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal”

Why I Love September Pt. 4: Fall is in the air

Here we are: the last post of my four-part series on Why I Love September! It’s been a thrill to chronicle the many reasons I think September is a spectacular month, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and maybe even gotten a few tips.

Even if you aren’t in the same love affair with September as I am (or as fanatical about planning and organizing), I think you’ll like this post.

Because it’s all about fall. And truthfully, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like autumn! Continue reading “Why I Love September Pt. 4: Fall is in the air”

Fall in Montebello, Quebec

For the past five years, we’ve taken a long-weekend trip in October. In many places, it’s the perfect time of year for a mini holiday — not too hot, not too cold, and promises of beautiful fall foliage.

Continue reading “Fall in Montebello, Quebec”