Author Archives: Jenn vanOosten

The Secret to Restaurant Style French Toast

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One of my favourite meals to go out for is breakfast, because I love it in almost all of its (Western) incarnations. Waffles. French Toast. Nutella Stuffed French Toast. Crepes. Fruit Stuffed Crepes. Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup. Eggs Benedict. Eggs Florentine. Maple Griddle Breakfast Sandwiches. Bacon. Hungry Man’s Breakfast. How is a person to choose what to eat when everything on ... Read More »

Time to Clean Up the Veggie Garden & Plant for a Spring Harvest!


It’s a sad but satisfying task, cleaning out the vegetable garden at the end of the summer: restoring order, making way for next year’s growth, decluttering the spent vegetation… But that also means that it might be time to start planting your early spring harvest – ever done a fall planting before? Head over to my recent article on ... Read More »

Save Food & Money with the KitchenAid #ProducePreserver (Giveaway!)

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Disclaimer: I was provided with a KitchenAid Produce Preserver & Gift Card for Produce in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts & opinions are my own.  According to the David Suzuki Foundation, one in four produce items in the average Canadian household gets thrown in the garbage. That’s crazy! That’s like throwing out $600 every year! TWENTY FIVE PERCENT of produce ... Read More »

Peanut Chicken Spaghetti Squash #pulocuisine

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Ah, fall. Crisp blue skies, brisk fresh air. Savoury soup bubbling on the stove, sweet & tart apple pie baking in the oven. Time to harvest the pumpkins for pie and spaghetti squash for dinner. Last year at this time, I harvested 12 – yes, twelve – spaghetti squash from the veggie garden. This year? Four. I have absolutely no ... Read More »

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: An Ontarian in Michigan #RoamOn

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People had a pretty predictable reaction when we told them that our summer vacation was going to be heading to Michigan for a week to stay in the cottage that we rented there: “Why Michigan? Isn’t there a million cottages here in Ontario that you could rent that would be closer?”  Excellent question. Yes, there are a million cottages for ... Read More »