Different foods are served all over the world, but this pre-lent treat have something in common as they are both very rich with cream and sweet buns like king cake in New Orleans with icing and different colors. Funny enough my husband is going to New Orleans and I’m going to ask him to bring some King cake home so I can taste how it taste compares to semlor and fastelavnbun.Add a comment
By Kari Svenneby
Living in a city, I do not have a big backyard, but I’m lucky to have a pussy willow tree in my backyard. We where happy to see there were buds on the branches as well on my birch tree. We picked some branches to force them to come to life.Add a comment
By Debra Scott
Last year my daughter and I went to the rink every Tuesday and Thursday morning. We were often the only ones there and it was wonderful. So calm and relaxed. Sometimes we were there for half an hour other times she would get frustrated after five minutes. Never-the-less we went regularly and we made it fun. I never forced her to stay if she wanted to go and I just loved it on those days when she'd say "just a few more minutes mom". If skating was too much that day we'd spend time playing on the "SNOW MOUNTAIN" that appears every year right beside the rink and a favourite for kids of all ages.Add a comment
Dress the youngster s warmly; grab the summer picnic blanket, your favorite Valentine picnic treats and head out to have an afternoon of winter fun. It is no snow at Toronto at the moment so I think it safe to say that we will be skating for our outdoor valentine picnic this year in our community ice rink close to our house if the winter will stay in Toronto.Add a comment
Today Shawna tells us how her family uses her kicksled/spark here in Canada. The spark ("kick" in Norwegian) was orginally from Norway and commonally used as way to get from A to B and for recreational use in Scandinavia.
When did your family start using a kicksled?
We got our first kicksled 5 years ago. We just had our third child and wanted some more wintertime activities to do with 3 small children.
By Russell Gienapp
If somebody asks me what is the most “Canadian” thing I could think of, I would say ice hockey and free skating. In Toronto we have many ice rinks run by the city but we also have a number of natural rinks in city parks that are run by the local community. In our community we have tried to make an ice rinks for some time and last week it was finally cold enough to make it happen. This weekend it was such a joy to see all the kids and families skating and it sure is nice to have it so close.