Posts Tagged ‘momstown Oakville’

How To Make Your Own Natural Food Colouring

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Puréed Beets


momstown Oakville moms are extremely resourceful and I love all the information that gets shared between members.  At our  Busy Bag Swap this year, we got to talking about food colouring and one momstown Oakville member shared how she makes her own natural food colouring.

I thought this was brilliant and knew that there would be tons of moms that would love to have this information so I was inspired to write this blog post.

Early this year in March, we shared this great recipe for St. Patrick’s Day spinach cupcakes in which the cupcakes were green due to the addition of puréed spinach!  Not only was this a wonderful example of natural food colouring but this treat also included a good dose of spinach and the kids didn’t even notice.


Delicious Cookie Recipe for Canada Day

Monday, June 24th, 2013

I found this recipe a few years ago and it has become a summer staple.  

This cookie recipe uses just 1/4 cup of butter so they fit a lighter palette which is perfect for warmer weather (and bathing suit season!).  

These cookies also happen to be red and white which makes them perfect for a Canada Day celebration!

Parenting Expert Visits And Educates Oakville Parents

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I went to hear parenting expert Barbara Coloroso speak.  This is the second time I have been to hear one of her lectures and I was equally impressed this time as I was the last.

Speaking specifically to her book ‘The Bully, The Bullied and The Bystander’, she spent two hours addressing the current state of society our kids are growing up in, the impact of social media on bullying and providing concrete and helpful examples on how to raise strong, respectful and independent children.

I took many notes during the lecture, but some of the key tips I walked away with were:




BBQ Season is Almost Here

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Who’s excited for BBQ season? Me! Do you have favourite recipes that you make time and time again?

When we got a new BBQ a few years ago, we also got a recipe book as part of the purchase.

It has really great tips on cooking time and how to get the nice criss-crosses on the meat or chicken you are grilling (my husband always likes to try for perfect criss crosses!) but also has some amazing recipes.

Our favourite recipe has to be the steak marinade. We’ve made it for guests several times and it always gets rave reviews.


March Break Activity: Make Your Own Silly Putty!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

momstown Oakville has a monthly Little Scientist program and in February we made our own Silly Putty!  This activity was such a hit that I wanted to share the recipe as this would be a great March Break activity to do with your kids.

Silly Putty Recipe

Bowl #1
-1 cup of white Elmer’s glue (the 225ml bottle)
-3/4 cup warm water.

Mix well, then add some food colouring. About 8-9 drops should do it. If you want darker colours, you could use more.