Tips for a romatic picnic

Dining al fresco: tips for a romantic picnic

When my husband Frank was wooing me in our early days of dating, we often visited Conservation areas or parks where we could enjoy a picnic. He would come up with delicious sandwiches and simple salads to boost up my energy after a good walk. Food always seems to taste better outdoors, not to mention it can be much less expensive than a meal at a  restaurant. Very often we get all wrapped up (no ...

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Giveaway: K9 Advantix Fall Fun With Your Dog Prize Package

As summer comes to a close, the cooler days are perfect for long walks in the woods and play time in the park… and even more so with man’s best friend, a dog! Earlier this summer I wrote about ticks, Lyme disease and man’s best friend – the dog – and how to keep your pet safe with preventative measures including K9 Advantix. The team at K9 Advantix and Bayer Animal Health have put together ...

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Holyrood Abbey ruins

Travel Photo: Holyrood Abbey Ruins

The romantic Holyrood Abbey ruins at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh are a stark reminder that time and historic events can destroy the most beautiful buildings in the world. Holyrood Abbey’s name refers to “Holy Cross” as “rood” is an Old English word for “cross” – referring to the one Jesus was crucified upon. Founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland, the abbey was the home to the Canons Regular, and used as a ...

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Food Tourism in Southern Ontario

Food Tourism in Southern Ontario

While many Torontonians and foreign visitors normally head to Niagara-on-the Lake and the surrounding wine region to immerse themselves in the culinary offerings southern Ontario has to offer, other areas such as Norfolk County offer a quieter, yet equally exciting food scene. Food tourism in southern Ontario is slowly flourishing, providing a great alternative for shopping and a new source of revenue for the local economy. Recently we decided to see if Ontario sweet corn ...

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