Where’s the Ramen?-Gluten Free Style

Lets talk about ramen! We like ramen, whether from a restaurant or going into our pantry for making it at home. It is really a comfort food. A problem though is the most common ingredients in ramen is wheat, which doesn’t work in a gluten intolerant household. But we are always on the lookout for gluten free products around here, so when we found a gluten free Ramen at Costco we had to try it. The Product: Lotus Foods Organic Millet and Brown Rice Ramen. This product is gluten free, vegan and organic. Now according to their website FAQ it […]

My 2020 Words of Wisdom

As this crazy year closes, we can see there were many lessons and things we endured. From that I have 3 random thoughts that help with the day to day 🙂 Take the glasses of water to the kitchen that are sitting on the bedside table Change out of your sleeping PJs when you get up, yes even if its into your day PJs  With long straight hair, always use a hairbrush while you blow-dry your hair, it helps with the knots. Yes its simple words, but those of my random thoughts of wisdom 😛

Buying Iced Tea

Let’s talk about Iced Tea! This might sound a little strange but I am extremely picky when it comes to iced tea in its different forms. I like it in different ways, whether bought powdered, liquid, frozen concentrate or from a soda fountain, that to me doesn’t matter. It really comes down to my taste buds. So when it comes to powered iced tea I like Nestea Iced Tea. Plain and simple. But for some reason many of the stores in my area do not carry the original product anymore. Many are made with other sweeteners. Though these other options […]

Bath Time In a Small Tub

Lets talk about baths! I live in an apartment that has a bathtub but it’s a short tub. I like baths especially after a busy week. Or after a cold day outside, especially when it gets to minus 20 Celsius. The problem with short tubs is the overflow drain will not let you be nice and snug under those warm waters. So what do you do? Do you cover it with your foot? Do you fill the tub as high as you can and enjoy the deeper waters for a few seconds? Well there is a smarter way! You buy […]

Paneer Pantry Supper

Whether you are trying to plan meals for a week, are in self isolation or in quarantine, by the end of the week when you start to have meals more canned based what do you do? How do you spice things up? Well let me share with you what our current favourite meal is. We really like curry based dishes, but I am not so good at making them. So going out to dinner for them makes it a really special meal. Currently with the pandemic that is not always possible. So while shopping at Superstore we found an option […]

Wow is that a ShamWow?

Lets talk about Shamwow. I bought my first Shamwow over 10 years ago when visiting the Calgary Stampede. I wouldn’t have called it an impulse buy but I was a little impressed at all the water it could hold, so I might have been caught up in the wonder of it. So what exactly is the Shamwow? The Shamwow is made up of viscose materials. This means it’s a type of Rayon. Rayon is made from cellulous fiber usually made from wood or other similar materials that is then processed. As mentioned, I really like the amount of water the […]

Cool Mask – Where’d ya get it?

Lets talk about masks. In this world we live in it’s the thing to have to do our everyday things. Businesses have switched gears to make and sell masks. Companies from Beanie Babies to Vista Print to Shamwow all have gotten on the bandwagon of making masks. So how do you choose? Where do you go? What about custom masks? So lets go through some key things to choose your masks and review the masks I have purchased so far. For the purpose of this article when I say masks I am referring to non-medical face coverings. For us this […]

Gift Wrapping

One of my favourite parts of going to a wedding is the gift and how I wrap it. I have done gift baskets to using a boa as stuffing around the gift. I know that typically the presentation gets destroyed within minutes but I still love doing it. Plus I like having the pretty present in the pile. And who knows, maybe when I get married I will take pictures and put them in an album of all the pretty wrapped gifts. So at my latest wedding I had a really great idea for wrapping my gift. I documented it […]

Wraps Bachelorette Style

Here’s a quick easy recipe for all you bachelorettes (or bachelors).  Ingredients: Wraps (I used the Sun-dried tomatoes wraps) Roasted chicken (one you can get from a grocery store) Bagged Salad (or a head of lettuce) Sweet Chili Sauce Take slices of roasted chicken, some of the bagged salad and drizzle sweet chili sauce on a wrap. Fold the wrap.  Voila  Anyway I made this simple recipe and it was my lunch for 4 days.