Eating to fight the flu!

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It is the time of year were I try to make sure that the majority of the food we are eating is of benefit to the immune system. On Gabriola right now we like many parts of the country have a nasty flu making the rounds, so to fight it I made a yummy immune… Read more »

Blustery Gabriola Day

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What to do on a blustery and wet day on Gabriola? Head to Mad Rona’s for a warm up hot chocolate and a book. While our youngest daughter celebrated with friends at a birthday party our 7 year old daughter asked to go out for a hot chocolate so she could curl up on the… Read more »

Gabriola Holiday Highlights!

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It is that time of the season where we are looking for small gifts to take to hosts of holiday gatherings and I have come across some great ones! If you are heading out to a friends for dinner swing by the Village Liquor Store (find them on facebook) and check out their assortment of… Read more »

Buy Local

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  A trip to our local Village Food Market will convince you of the fact that we are so lucky to have such a great grocery store. This market has everything you need to make fabulous and nutritious meals and there are many locally grown and produced items to choose from. Gabriola’s Slow Rise bread, Gabriola… Read more »

Kale…who would have guessed

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We were at a going away party for a friend last night, pot-luck of course.  We love pot-lucks because everybody always makes their best dish and you are able to feast on wonderful food until we are stuffed. Robyn made Kale Chips, something we have recently been making for our families regularly and can report… Read more »