The acorn squash is one of the most common and readily-available winter squashes. It’s also full of flavour, easy to work with, and keeps extremely well. It can be sliced into wedges or rings, baked, deep fried, roasted, or even grilled. You might remember we did...

Giving thanks isn’t always easy.   Amid the turmoil of frustrations that make up everyday life. Amid the unfinished homework and messy bedrooms. Amid the bills and taxes and myriad little drains on prosperity. Amid the unwashed dishes and unmowed lawns.   Giving thanks isn’t always easy.   When we’re exhausted from sleepless nights. When...

You know we like to keep a tidy entryway as much as possible. However, with limited closet space in the house and even more limited hanging space in the front entry, this has been a bit of a challenge. We started by creating a wainscoting...

The humble squash might seem like it’s been part of our global diet and culture forever, but in reality, it is a fairly recent arrival on the world stage. Like tomatoes and corn, squash is an export to the world from the Americas, where it...

One of the things we love about modern homes is the layout. The rooms are designed for flow, with clean lines and clear lines of sight throughout. Unfortunately, it’s often the case with a more modern build that there is one thing lacking: character. Of course,...

OK, we’re a little obsessed with the fall season. With farmers’ markets overflowing and the leaves starting to turn, it’s becoming pretty clear that we could live this life all year round and never get tired of it. Our morning walks are just amazing. Sweater weather...

Fall is our absolute favourite time of the year. As teachers with kids, it's almost like it's our own new year. New clothes, a new plan of attack at work. And, let's not forget, it's the prelude to the amazing food and holiday celebrations that come...

…the fastest possible routine for maintaining a sane, yet tidy, existence. Busy families are busy. That's pretty obvious. But what it means is that even though I'm super diligent when it comes to cleaning, sometimes schedules don't always align. Sometimes little people don't nap as long as...

I used to have this issue with bedsheets. It's never really a problem switching them out for clean sheets, obviously. But in my former life as a single dad, I would make the mistake of doing all the sheets at the same time, folding them,...