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Polish Easter Basket

Polish Easter Basket Blessing

If you happen to drive by a Polish church during Easter weekend, you may see much activity. The traditional blessing of the Polish Easter Basket happens on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, when foods are blessed with holy water. Ever since I received my driver’s license, I’ve been driving over to the local Polish church to get the family’s Easter ...

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Family Day

Family Day: Memories of family days of my youth

I owe my parents a big thank you for the many great memories of “family days” of my youth. I’m sure there are many others out there who also thank their parents for the same. Before Family Day became a provincial holiday in Ontario, spending time with parents and siblings was something that just happened on a regular basis. Activities ...

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Winter Arrives in Toronto

Winter arrives in Toronto

Winter arrives in Toronto: temperatures below 0 C. Check. Snow on trees and the ground. Check. Crazy drivers who don’t slow down soon enough at intersections. Check. Despite the craziness that is the first “big” (i.e. 2 cm+) snowfall in Toronto, I’m happy to see winter in all its chilliness finally arrive in this part of Canada. I was missing ...

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No New Year's Resolutions

No New Year’s Resolutions – only plans for 2012

Over the past week I’ve been reading many blog posts from travel, food and lifestyle bloggers about their New Year Resolutions. They all have lofty goals – from losing weight, travelling to foreign destinations, doing marathons and trying the top restaurants in their respective cities/countries. A few blog about saving money, learning how to clip coupons or becoming more thrifty ...

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Romantic proposal for an outdoor woman

Romantic proposal for an outdoor woman

How do you do a romantic proposal for an outdoor woman? A question some guys may have if their lady love is an avid love of nature, hiking and camping. I really feel sorry for guys who worry so much about proposing in the most romantic, creative and passionate way possible. They want to profess their love in such a ...

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