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Dec. 13th = Lucia day

Goodmorning to a wonderful December morning! Today is Lucia day a day of light. Read the story about Saint Lucia here. My friend Marie, she is from Sweden, taught me how to properly celebrate Lucia day. The day before we bake Lucia buns, like these: Then in the morning of the 13th, we wake up super early, make tea, heat the Lucia buns in the oven and snuggle up on the couch and watch Swedish television where they send live…

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Chocolate Reviews thoughts

Hot Chocolate Festival

The Hot Chocolate Festival in Vancouver is on again and it is the time of year where you really crave something hot, sweet and comforting to make you forget the cold and rainy outside and just want to snuggle up inside. I think more and more cafe`s join every year, so during the four weeks of the festival you got to plan carefully so you get around to as many of them as possible. The idea is that each cafe…

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Cleaning thoughts Tips

Cleaning without toxic chemicals!

Cleaning is the least fun part of cooking but it has to be done. We have had our good cast iron pots for almost 2 years now and after a while they started getting a weird grey/brown-ish colour on the inside. We were washing them and thoroughly drying them, but it still stuck. Then we didn’t do much about it other than washing them with soap after use, until we came across the wonderful use of baking soda! We actually…

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Dinner Recipe Honeymoon Oops Reviews Risotto thoughts

Rose & Strawberry Risotto from Italy

During our recent honeymoon trip to Italy we were lucky to be able to explore many different cities in Italy. One of our stops was Florence where we spent a full day touring around. (We learned that one day is definitely too short for Florence, especially when you spent half of the day in Uffizi museum) Before we had to catch the train to go back to Montaione we came across an Italian delicacy store that sold a lot of…

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Be careful out there

Salt/sodium content is one of the many things to watch out for when buying canned or processed food. If you pay attention to the Nutrient Facts on the label you might be surprised how much sodium there is in your product. Sure it might taste good but having food items with a high sodium content is extremely bad for your health. Studies have linked high blood pressure & heart problems to high sodium contents in food. In fact, all food…

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