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Book Review: Plenty – Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi

The holidays can be stressful. What with office parties, hosting family and friends, the extra cleaning, the stress on our wallets, and don’t forget the concern over possible food sensitivities.

There are endless cookbooks dedicated to gluten-free, vegan, keto and zero-sugar diets, but very few celebrate a little of everything as well as Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’ […]

December 21st, 2018|Celebration, Christmas, Health, Party, Winter|

It’s a Stovetop Miracle!

The gas fireplace and twinkly lights are aglow and your jazzy holiday playlist is just right.  All your guests have arrived with their favourite bottled drinks and famous hors d’oeuvres. The festivities are officially in motion! Sooner than later, everyone will be milling around your kitchen. Unavoidably, eyes will fall upon your stovetop. Will it […]

December 14th, 2018|Christmas, Cleaning Tips, Family, Party|

Space Saver: 12 Things you can Donate Now!

December can be a very busy time for large families and those of us who like to host High Holiday dinners and gift exchanges. Before the month’s done, the slow creep of day-to-day accumulation has choked closets, front hallways, kitchen cupboards and counters with a number of things. This year, start the season off merry […]

December 5th, 2018|Christmas, Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Party|

Become a Tidy Person in 10 Simple Steps

When was the last time you were embarrassingly late for work, or to drop the kids off at school because you lost your keys, your wallet or your mobile phone? If your answer is ‘just this morning,’ here are 10 tips to help you become tidier. Rest assured, not everyone follows all of these rules […]

November 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Party, Pets|

Make this your Cleanest Thanksgiving Ever

Here are some unique tips on how to keep your kitchen and home tidy this year after a Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you are hosting and preparing the meal or simply contributing to the Thanksgiving dinner in some way, there are many ways you can plan in advance to help you with the eventual clean-up.

Potluck Party

If […]

October 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Party|

The Cure for Fruit Board Envy

Whether you call it a charcuterie board, a fruit tray or a cheese & cracker platter, the concept of serving a buffet on a tray has always been a tremendous crowd pleaser. The only difference between each of these food creations is that, every now and then, they get a rebrand. Currently, the almighty fruit […]

August 10th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Party|

No Bake, Low Mess Birthday Cake

Sometimes birthdays happen while you’re camping, sailing or when it’s too hot to bake. Although it may seem impossible you can still make a fabulous birthday cake even with limited electricity, scarce water and without heating up the house. All you need are some basic ingredients, an 8-by-8-inch pan and a day’s notice. Here’s a […]

August 8th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Party, Summer|

Tips for a Terrifically Tidy Home

In our 39 years of home cleaning specialization, we’ve seen every shade of tidy.  They include the extreme minimalism of bare walls and object-free counters, the architectural brilliance of all things built-in and multipurpose and the gorgeous zen-serene that comes from uber creative thrift-ism.  Pick and choose from this collective wisdom to get your home […]

July 18th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Party|

Canada Day, Fresh Fruit and Tattoos!

Canada Day marks more than just the birth of our nation. For kids, it’s the kick-off to summer vacation; for adults, it typically brings the warm weather we’ve dreamed about all winter.  But, above all, it’s a three-day weekend.  So, kick off your shoes and celebrate!  Invite the gang over for a BBQ and raise […]

June 29th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Outdoors, Party, Summer|

Ultimate Guide to a Litterless Birthday Party

Planning a kid’s birthday party can be stressful. Not to mention, how expensive over-the-top themed parties can get and how much garbage they can create. Here’s some innovative ways to keep the fun count super high and the litter count at absolute zero:

Go Bandanas!

Instead of paper napkins, set out bandana napkins which can later double […]

June 13th, 2018|Family, Green Housekeeping, Party|