There we were, at the art opening of a friend of a friend: abstract oil and acrylic on canvas, plus some random photographs, at a bona fide art gallery in downtown Toronto. (Please don’t ask me the name of the gallery. . . I was in university at the time, way too young to pay […]
Six Degrees of Jennifer Fugo
[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at rickiATrickihellerDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]
Wellness Weekend: The Finale (and an Announcement)
Hi Everyone, Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a great week so far. As I write this, I’m deep into the last few days of manuscript madness and scrambling to finish my next book. You might already know it’s one that’s really close to my heart, as within it, I share a lot of […]
Wellness Weekend, February 6-9, 2014
Happy February, everyone–and Happy Wellness Weekend! You know, in a normal month, I’d probably be amazed at how quickly the time is passing by (almost Valentine’s Day–have you got something special planned?), but with our weather the way it’s been, I’m just happy to see it go. I do NOT look forward to more ice […]
All Natural Bell Soaps GIVEAWAY!
[A gift pack of all-natural, handcrafted soaps, body butters and lip balm for you–and YOU choose the soaps you want!] I’m really excited to be sharing this giveaway with you all today! As a rule, the giveaways on this blog have tended to involve food of one sort or another. In fact, even though today’s […]
Fluffy Sweet Potato and Pear Pancakes
It’s no secret that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Breakfast early, breakfast late, breakfast for brunch, breakfast on the road, breakfast for dinner–I don’t care; I love them all. And of all the beloved breakfast foods, my favorite is pancakes. Pancakes early, pancakes late, pancakes for brunch–well, you get the idea. In […]
Cherry-Oat Pancakes for Father’s Day
Really, what tells Dad “I love you” more than cooking a special meal just for him? When I was growing up, the only meal we could all count on as a family (since my dad worked crazy-long hours during the week, and we had all scraped the last bits of food off our plates long […]
Giveaway: A Tasterie Treat for Mother’s Day!
[What might be hiding under this neatly wrapped tissue? Read on to find out!] I’ve been thinking about the perfect giveaway for Mother’s Day. Something that would make life easier for Mum. Something filled with good food that everyone could eat. With this Tasterie box, I think I’ve found it. (Disclosure: I received a […]
Growing Naturals Protein Powder and Rice Milk Powder Giveaway!
[The different kinds of Growing Naturals protein powders, plus rice milk powder.] Several months ago (I’m embarrassed to tell you how many), I received a lovely package from the folks at Growing Naturals. Growing Naturals create amazing raw, whole food, protein powders and rice milk powder that are gluten-free, dairy free, corn free, soy free, […]
Creamy Broccoli Salad with Garlic Crunch Topper
Around this time each year, I start to crave spring and spend time dreaming of all things green: green leaves, green trees, green grass, green vegetables. I love the surprise pack of fresh fruits and vegetables that magically shows up at my door in my CSA each week, but since I live in Ontario, it’s […]