Create Your Own Cookbook

A custom cookbook is a beautiful—albeit time-consuming—gift. Several online publishing platforms such as Blurb (blurb.com) and Shutterfly (shutterfly.com) offer a special layout for the project, and it’s easy to upload photos, ingredients lists and...

Cooling Down with Frosty Treats

With summer’s heat comes the joy of going to the beach, building sand castles and swimming. Or staying cool by running through a sprinkler. Frozen treats are another great way to cool down. They...

A Culinary Adventure

Before catching Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, families can take a culinary adventure to Raya’s homeland Kumandra—a magical land inspired by Southeast Asia—with kids leading the recipe creation.Disney has collaborated with Raddish Kids...

Dinner & Dessert

Most children love helping out in the kitchen, particularly if it involves the devoted attention of a grandparent. Asking your grandchildren to help cook a meal not only teaches them lifelong cooking skills, it...

Calling All Bakers

Do you like to bake? Would you like to meet with others who enjoy baking and try new recipes every month? Then join Vancouver Island Regional Libraries’ Virtual Baking Club. Each month will have...

Sharing Through Cooking

Though I grew up far from my grandparents, I was adopted by an elderly neighbour when I was eight years old. I would go over to her house on the weekend and we would...

Make the Most of Mealtimes

If you have ever watched babies eating their first foods, it’s clear that eating is about more than just nutrition. It is about smelling, feeling, tasting and experiencing the food for all its sensory...

Simple Pleasures

I recently baked a birthday cake with my four-year-old grandson, and after we had iced it, I offered one of the beaters to him. Because he has always been on a sugar-restricted diet, he...

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