Homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a classic summertime treat. From the days of hand-cranked churns to sleek modern ice cream makers and Kitchen Aid mixer attachments, homemade ice cream is made basically the same way: make a custard base of eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, then freeze it in the ice cream maker of your [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play on a rainy day or weekend. Get your community involved! Other parents in your neighborhood are in the same position and there is power in numbers. Use your community newsletter [...]
Enjoy the flavors of the fair at home!
Calgary native Lila Roth brings us a special dispatch from the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and fair, complete with family recipes. The sights and sounds of the carnival season are here!  As July begins it brings the Calgary Stampede, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” and along with it the food. All over North America [...]
Everyone loves ice cream parties!
There are few things in life more satisfying than a bowl of ice cream. It’s nostalgic, it’s fun, it’s delicious! It really brings people together, young and old, because who doesn’t like ice cream? It’s also one of the best sweets to treat yourself to in the sweltering summer months. So why not make enjoying [...]
When it comes to hydration, nothing gets the job done quite like a tall glass of water. But sometimes plain H2O just doesn’t cut it. The solution – transform it into a delicious glass of thirst-quenching flavored water. Water makes up about 60% of your body weight. It helps regulate body temperature, carries nutrients and [...]
Want the wilderness without the work? Try glamping!
Ah, wilderness… Some folks thrive on spending time roughing it just so they can be out in nature. You know the type: They hike into the woods with everything on their back. They set up their own tent and cook over a campfire. Then, when the day is over, they crawl on hands and knees [...]
Make sure to pack all your gadgets for vacation!
Summer days are here, and beach days and road trips beckon. But just because you’ll be near the sand and surf or completely out of range in the middle of nowhere (try a national park!) is no reason to travel without your favorite gadgets. We’ve compiled a handy list of gadgets that will make your [...]
smart aquarium technology makes maintenance easier
Aquarium equipment is becoming smaller, more efficient and "smarter" to make aquarium keeping easier than ever. Some of the smart aquarium gadgets and apps available today make the bubbling treasure chest of yesterday look like a Neanderthals’ fish tank. There are so many things to consider when setting up a tank -- who would have [...]
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