Today we both live in houses in a different area in the city and Debra has created quite a haven for both kids and adults. Debra also runs an outdoor playgroup in a neighborhood called The Beach.Add a comment
Believe it or not we do have trends in the #playoutdoors movement, and mud and mud pie kitchens are very popular amongst other bloggers. For some time I have been secretly admiring and thinking about creating our own outdoor play kitchen. My kids love to make dirt soups and mud pies all year round.Add a comment
Here in Ontario the picture perfect summer is spent at the cottage. They even have a place called “cottage country” here in Ontario. Nothing wrong with experiencing nature in the city, but experiencing nature in a more natural context is completely different. I recently read my friend Lesley’s, (also a fellow mom in my neighborhood) story on Kitchen Counter ChroniclesAdd a comment
There is still time to go picking for this season’s bounty. If you missed strawberry season, raspberry and blueberries are now coming ready for the picking. What tastes better than homemade jam?
Canning is a great way to preserve our harvest and it is also a fun activity to do together as a family. In our family we get together washing, peeling and preparing for canning. It is not just for grown ups; children can be great little helpers. As an added bonus, canned goods look great as a display in your kitchen or are a great hostess or Christmas gift.Add a comment
Celebrated all over the world and Europe (especially in Scandinavia) the summer solstice is a big excuse to get together on the longest day of the year. In Sweden it ‘s even a national holiday. The summer solstice falls somewhere between the 20-21st of June.Add a comment