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BBQ Adventures in Calgary

broil king bbq review

I wished to #EatMoreBBQ so I opened the lid to our decrepit propane grill and promptly closed it shut again. We finished last year’s summer with no bbqing on the deck because the holes in the burners were so large we basically had a huge fireball to grill over. There was so much rust and […]

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Natural Ways to Keep Your Home Bug Free

Natural ways to battle bugs in your home

By Alicia of Homey Improvements Summer is often the time of bug invasions. Everything from accidentally letting birds nest near your home to leaving the door open a bit too long is bound to bring some in. Some people don’t mind finding a few bugs crawling around, but it can send others running for the […]

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Hit the road for one of these festivals 


Action-packed rodeo fun in Bonnyville There will be chucks, chili bulls and beer at this year’s Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championships. This is not your average small-town rodeo because the event attracts all the big cowboy names. Be sure to step outside the infield to take advantage of all of the other fun things going on, like […]

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How to do Pizza on the Grill #EatMoreBBQ

chicken fajita pizza recipe

In an effort to #EatMoreBBQ, I asked my Facebook friends what they loved to grill and many responded with the usual summer favs – Sausages, burgers, steaks, chicken. I was looking for something a bit different to try out and a few people responded with “pizza.” Pizza on the grill? I’d heard it could be […]

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Cirque Éloize at Calgary Stampede

Cirque Stampede

The Calgary Stampede of 2015 is off and running! What better way to begin the festivities than with Cirque Éloize’s iD. Directed by Jeannot Painchaud,  iD is a bustling stage show that blends circus arts with dance and music. The city scape projected on the stage’s backdrop gives a sort of graphic novel edge as the performers […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Knife

how to choose a knife

Few items in your kitchen are as important as your knives.  You’ll use them for nearly every meal you create yet choosing a knife has left me with severe buyer’s remorse in the past.  I’ve had knives that gave me blisters and ones that never kept their edge despite incessant sharpening.  I’ve had knives that […]

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Six B.C. festivals not to miss this July


The longest days of the summer are here so get ready for fireworks, beer, bocce ball, outdoor yoga, live rock and roll or country music — and even wiener dog races.  From beautiful Vancouver and Whistler Mountain to the mountain towns of Squamish, Fernie, Kimberley, Merritt and Wells, we have a long list of festivals that will appeal to just […]

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Monster High Birthday Bash

monster high birthday party

My oldest baby just turned 8. She has changed so much in the last year – going from a child into a tween was a jarring transformation for me.  She has navigated the mean girl waters with grace and has made a few close friends.  They are interesting to watch as they play with collectible […]

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Better Burger Bliss

meatloaf burger

There are burgers and then there are burgers and this, my friends, is the latter.  This incredibly flavourful hamburger was inspired from my favorite meatloaf recipe. The key is that inside the beef is hidden flavor from onion, carrot and celery.  These veggies are chopped up super fine in a food processor so they don’t […]

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