What Tanya’s Lovin
My munchkins and celebrating their birthdays!
Both of my children love carrot cake, and this is their usual birthday cake request when they invite their friends over. To keep it unique, I usually try to fit the carrot cake to their party theme or mood. In past years I’ve decorated carrot cake to look like a wedge of cheese and paired it with cream puff mice. I’ve also made a cake into a tableau of a teddy bear pool party.
You can find a great carrot cake recipe here on the Canola Eat Well site.
Luckily, the garden is filling up with carrots. Pairing home-grown ingredients with the light flavour of canola oil results in a super-moist cake. Enjoy!
What Lynn’s Lovin
September is the fall “New Year” for many Canadian families. Time to get back to healthy routines like exercising and planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks. I have a basic weekly meal plan that I follow with standard family favorites.
To keep it fresh I find seasonal recipes such as Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette to switch it up!
Meal planning works – try it and let me know what you love about it!
What Jenn’s Lovin
It’s the time of year that our local tomatoes are in their peak. If you planted your own you are busy harvesting and enjoying your bounty. Or perhaps you didn’t grow any of your own but you are the lucky recipient of someone’s bumper crop. Either way if you are like me you don’t want to waste.
Whether grown or purchased, here are five ways to use up those fresh locally grown tomatoes.
Eat Well…Lynn & Jenn