Author Archives: Jenn vanOosten

Summer Supper Salads: Trudy’s Apple Beet Salad {aka Pink Salad}

Trudy's Apple Beet Salad, AKA Pink Salad: Summer Suppers

The first time I ever encountered beets was on one of my first visits to my now-mother-in-law’s house. She was preparing dinner, and one of the dishes that she and Brian made together was what they called “Pink Salad.”  I was hesitant, to say the least, about eating this pastel-coloured salad that combined cooked beets, hard-boiled eggs, and apples.   ... Read More »

Hi, My Name is Jenn, and I Hate Running. #AfLFamily

I don't Run

I have a confession to make: I kind of hate most physical activity. I mean, I love the romantic notion of being a runner out on an early morning jog, but I feel like I’m going to die when I’m out of breath. I want to be someone that lives life on a bike, but somehow little molehills turn into mountains ... Read More »

Italian Roasted Eggplant Salad – Summer Supper Salads

Show of hands: Who LOVES slaving over the hot stove to make dinner on a hot summer day? Alright, if you put your hand up, I know you’re a lying liar what lies at midnight.  The answer is: no one. No one likes making dinner on hot sticky summer days. Unfortunately, we all still have to eat, even if we don’t really feel like ... Read More »

Breaking the Silence

Photo source: Mattox (http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1117656)

I must not be the only blogger who struggles with this, but here it is: When I get into a busy period of life, such as moving / Christmas / everyone-in-the-family-gets-sick-one-after-the-other, I tend not to blog it. “Who wants to read about THAT?” I think.  The longer I don’t post, the harder it is to go back and post something. ... Read More »

Seatbelts, everyone! Take Chances, Make Mistakes, and Introduce Your Kids to Miss Frizzle! #StreamTeam

The Magic School Bus on Netflix

I grew up reading the Magic School Bus books whenever I could get my hands on them – which wasn’t very often, since they were some of the more popular books in the school library. I’ve always been fascinated by the possibility of the extra-ordinary fantasy world creeping into our ‘plain old boring’ world.  I desperately wanted Miss Frizzle for ... Read More »