Category Archives: Seasons

Fire Cider – A Tradition

February 2nd marks ‘World Fire Cider Day’. Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy made by infusing vinegarView full post »

Sugar Shacks & Maple Syrup

Maple syrup taffy making sessions, hot pancake meals and wagon rides are traditional events starting every spring asView full post »

Easter Brunch

On Easter Sunday, many enjoy a lovely pastel decorated brunch. Easter brunch is special with the start of spring andView full post »

Egg Decorating

Whether hand-blown and decorated or poached for Eggs Benedict, eggs have long been a staple at Easter. As early as 5,000View full post »

The Community Table

It will soon be the start to a fresh new season… spring. With spring comes living outdoors and spending more timeView full post »

Hygge

It may seem we are a small fish in a small pond at times, but there is a whole ocean out there. We value how other View full post »

Adventure Awaits

It is the journey not the destination. This is life. And with this life, many enjoy adventure as part of the journey.View full post »

Groundhog Day

February 2nd marks the day for groundhogs to predict if there will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter. ItView full post »

Grandma’s Knit Slippers

Knitting is very much associated with grandmothers of the past. With the children all grown and life more slow paced,View full post »

Soup Fridays : Friday Night

In the cold winter months, it is nice to warm up to comforting foods, like soup. Soup is a hearty meal that can have aView full post »

Indoor Camping : Friday Night

With winter, we feel the need to hibernate and stay in from the cold. Have you ever thought of bringing the outside in?View full post »

Happy New Years

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it begins the New Year starting January 1st with full ofView full post »

This is Christmas

Each of us has our own style and way of celebrating this holiday season. It is a beautiful and magical time.View full post »

Feliz Navidad : Mexican Hot Chocolate

With a rainbow of festive colours from piñatas and streaming paper decorations to several courses of traditionalView full post »

Oranges & Stockings

A favorite for Christmas morning is finding what is inside of your stocking. It is the giddiness of opening tinyView full post »

Hanukkah & Latkes

The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a greatView full post »

St. Nicholas Day

If you wake up the morning of December 6th to find a full bag of candy or presents waiting for you, it’s likely youView full post »

Winter Ice Skating Party : Weekends

With cold comes snow and ice. It provides a new landscape of winter activity, and with that activity comes a favoriteView full post »

The Christmas Tree : Rockefeller Center, NY

You know that Christmas Tree. The one in Christmas movies with New York as a location. We have seen this icon and manyView full post »

Tis the Season of Traditions

December. It is the fullest month within the year for traditions. Centered around our favorite holidays, likeView full post »

Elf on the Shelf

The first rule of The Elf on the Shelf is that you can’t touch the elf. The second rule of The Elf on the Shelf isView full post »

Advent Calendars

Whether in boxes, pouches, envelopes, windows or doors… or hanging from trees, walls, mobiles or branches…View full post »

Happy Thanksgiving

Our American friends are having Thanksgiving. The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims afterView full post »

First Snow Day

Today was the day. The first snow day of the year for the snow to be high enough to stick around for awhile.  ShovelsView full post »

The Cookie Exchange

Cookie exchanges are a century-old tradition in which participants bake dozens of their favorite cookie, then take themView full post »

Candlelight : Friday Night

Candles have been used for light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5000 years.  Accounts of candle use dateView full post »

Guy Fawkes Night

The air outside is filled with the smell of bonfires and the sound of fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night, also known as BonfireView full post »

Monthly Bucket List

Oh, sweet November. A new month gives us a fresh outlook on our planning for the weeks ahead.  Be it either forView full post »

Halloween Scares

What is Halloween without telling bone chilling stories or trying to jump out at people for a good scare? This is theView full post »

All Hallows’ Eve : Soul Cakes

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve goes back as far as 2000 years ago to a Celtic festival held aroundView full post »

Fall Bonfire & Cookout : Friday Night

Setting the stage for a cool evening outdoors with a bonfire, provides a fun and relaxing night. The evening can be aView full post »

Granny Squares : Girls Night

When the weather starts to cool, we tend to cuddle up in a favorite cozy blanket and call it our ‘happy placeView full post »

The Spooky Dinner

Bat wings, pumpkin guts and zombie brains topped with clotted vampire blood, sounds like a wonderful feast for anView full post »

Halloween Boo’s

Halloween is hauntingly fun all month long. With mystery, shadows and fright, it raises our adrenaline to be really View full post »

Autumn Harvest Gathering

I love gatherings. Especially ones centered around great food and good company. Meg from Bread + Barrow has documentedView full post »

Pumpkin Picking

Taking a colorful and scenic drive into the country is a fall favorite. With a seasonal hot beverage in hand, headingView full post »