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Have an Easter picnic

easterpicnic2Whether you are celebrating Passover or Easter this week be sure to have a picnic outside with your family this holiday.
Spend some time with family and friends al fresco and head outside for lunch or brunch. Pack your picnic basket and go for a hike somewhere.

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Have a picnic in the park with fun tortillas

tortillafrontOn Wednesday we had a wonderful spring day here in Toronto. When we visited The Beach Outdoor Playgroup, the sunshine and warm weather made a perfect day for a picnic and our snack was easy to make quesadillas.

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Spring picnic - fish soup

 I often tell people that eating outside is an easy way to get your family outside. It does not have to be a faraway destination; it can be in your local park or your backyard. Instead of setting the table for dinner, you just bring it out to the park with you. Eat and play. The key to a picnic is to make it easy to organize after work and school. Yesterday was our first family picnic of spring, and this time we did not walk very far (only 2 minutes).

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Caesar salad

One of our favorite family restaurants also serves Caesar salad, and to my surprise my daughter now adores their version. She has been asking me for some time to teach her how to make a Caesar salad at home. So, this is our kid friendly version of Caesar salad.

 

 

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Semlor and Fastelavns boller and Mardi Gras

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.

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Make boller (sweet buns)

One part of my childhood that I will never forget, is making “boller” with my grandmother. I loved making them as much as I loved eating them. It was always a hit on hikes and picnics.

Boller tastes similar to cross buns. In Norway and other Scandinavian countries it is enjoyed as a treat for young and adults and it can be served for breakfast, lunch, tea, snack and dessert.

Yesterday Irene and her friend made boller at our house. It is always fun to see how much fun kids have making them. I think the dough feels like play dough and they like to use their hands to make food. Of course it helps if it tastes good as well.

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