12 Hard to Kill Plants – Becoming a Green Thumb

Hard to Kill plants

Do you have a green thumb or do your plants tend to fade away? There is help for this! Yes, that is right, you can become a great gardener with hard to kill plants. While some plants need your full attention there are others that don’t like to be the centre of attention. This is where you can shine brightly for your hard to kill plants. When I began gardening and looking after the houseplants I bought, I failed often keeping them alive. There were many reasons for this, lighting, water and … Continue reading

Balcony Gardening – Creating an Oasis

Balcony Gardening

Most of my life I have lived in a house, with a yard for gardening. I loved spending time on the deck, watching my plants grow over time. I spent years taking care of my plants and when we moved I had to leave them behind.  Living in an apartment building has not stopped me, I now do balcony gardening. I want to be able to make use of what I plant in my oasis. I have a selection of colourful flowers, herbs and will be attempting a few fruits and veggies this … Continue reading

Canadian Star Gazing – Meet and Greet

Canadian Star Gasing

This week is March Break for our daughter, we wanted to do something fun with her before she started camp for the week. To start her break, we began with a fun adventure to the Sony Centre on Saturday for the FamFan day. Thanks to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and all the sponsor for putting on a great day for Canadian Star gazing. Do you watch Canadian TV shows or movies? I know many who say they are lame or boring. I love many of them and like … Continue reading

3 Women in Canadian History – International Women’s Day

Women in Canadian History

Today is International Women’s Day.  A day we celebrate the women who have made a difference to the world. What have these women done? They have made an impact on the way women are seen, the freedom to vote and to be seen as equals to men. While there are many women around the world who have made an impact on the lives of women, I am sharing 3 women in Canadian history.   Women in Canadian History   Viola Irene Desmond (1914 – 1965) A Canadian Black Nova Scotian … Continue reading

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chocolate chip cookies

What is better than a regular chocolate chip cookie? That’s right, double chocolate chip cookies. Cookies in my house don’t usually last that long. My hubby loves cookies and can eat a whole bag at one sitting. I like to make mine last, so homemade cookies are a cheaper option. Print Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 36 cookies Author Mama Bear6910 Ingredients 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 cup … Continue reading

Mama Bear’s Beefy Stew – StoveTop

Mama Bear's Beefy Stew

Winter is here and so are those long cold days that come with it. During the winter time, I like to prepare meals ahead of time and freeze for those cold snowy days. Beef Stew is one of them. There are so many different recipes I have found for making my Beefy Stew, here is my way of preparing a delicious comforting meal. Print Mama Bear’s Beefy Stew Ingredients 1 pkg Stewing beef 6-8 potatoes – diced 1-1/2 cups flour 1 box beef stock 1 onion – chopped 1-2 tbsp … Continue reading