Category Archives: Winter

Fire Cider – A Tradition

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

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 »

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 »

Tree Hunting

In the spirit of the holiday season, tree hunting with friends and family during a warm winter afternoon in DecemberView full post »