It’s hard for me to believe that 2017 is flying by so quickly, but in just a few more days it will be Canada’s 150th birthday celebration! There are all kinds of ways people love to celebrate Canada Day and over the years, I’ve tried most of them. Heading out on the lake for a day of boating, hosting friends in the backyard for a barbeque, joining in a large public celebration in the nearest city…choosing my favourite way to spend July 1 is like choosing my favourite thing about Canada: pretty much impossible!
Is there anything better than a refreshing summer beverage? Whether I’m making a pitcher of fruity punch for the whole family to enjoy or a tasty weekend cocktail for myself, summer drinks are always a treat. And now, Kraft Canada has a way to make summer refreshment even easier with its new KraftHeinz Liquid Enhancers! With a variety of flavours to suit any tastes and zero calories per serving, making the perfect summer drink has never been easier!
I recently had the chance to test out the new Liquid Enhancers for myself, so I decided to whip up a fun low-calorie summer cocktail. I loved the look of the Coconut Lemonade Cocktail, but wanted to personalize it to better suit my tastes. With just a few simple ingredients, including Country Time Lemonade Liquid Enhancer, and a few minutes of time, I created a delicious Sparkling Blueberry Hard Lemonade that provided flavourful refreshment at the first sip. [Read more…]
When it comes to summer beverages, I love a drink that’s cold, refreshing and healthy. And when that drink can also have zero calories, that’s even better! That’s why I was so excited to try new Pure Leaf Iced Tea. Made with real brewed tea, it comes in three delicious flavours all boasting zero calories per serving! I was challenged to create some fun summer drink combinations using Pure Leaf Iced Tea and I couldn’t wait.
Berry Lemony Iced Tea
Raspberries, blackberries and Pure Leaf Lemon Iced Tea combine to make a refreshing light beverage on a hot summer’s day. I loved the hint of tartness from the lemon, which brought out the sweetness of the summer berries beautifully. This could be made with any combination of berries and be delicious! [Read more…]
The holidays were two weeks of nonstop fun in this household but now that the merriment is pretty much over, we’re all in desperate need of a recharge. Too many late nights, too much holiday food and too much excitement has left the entire family exhausted. So how do we charge our bodies and get back in the swing of things? These three health tips for women have helped me get back to normal again!
1) Daily Multivitamins
It’s all too easy to forget about taking those daily vitamins when the focus is on opening presents, visiting family and digging into another delicious feast. So one of the fastest and easiest ways to ensure good health was for us to start making our daily vitamins a habit again. When I take out the children’s gummy vitamins each day, I make sure to take out our Orange Naturals Adult Multi vitamins at the same time. Considering there’s still likely to be some feasting on holiday leftovers in the coming days, making sure we get the vitamins and minerals we need is a must! [Read more…]
There’s no better way to celebrate the weekend than with a fun beverage, and this week I decided to try something new for a Friday cocktail. Thanks to the recent arrival of a case of Reed’s Ginger Brew, I was in the mood to get a little spicy, so a delicious and classic Moscow Mule was the perfect choice!
The Moscow Mule is a fairly simple drink with a fun flavour that perfectly blends the spice of ginger with the tanginess of lime. It’s often made with ginger ale but I far prefer it with ginger beer since the resulting flavour is so much stronger and more complex. Finding good ginger beer isn’t always easy though, so I was pretty happy to discover all-natural Reed’s Ginger Brew!
There are some small appliances that I’ve considered adding to my home in the past, but decided against. Usually I just feel like the appliance won’t provide enough benefit to offset the space the device would take up, since my kitchen is quite small. But every once in a while I discover a new kitchen accessory that becomes an essential in my home so quickly that I wonder how I ever lived without it.
That’s what happened when Luma Comfort sent me its IM200SS Stainless Steel Portable Clear Ice Maker. I’ve always thought ice makers were such neat appliances, but buying one seemed like a needless expense when I can make ice in a tray in the deep freeze. Boy, was I wrong! I cannot believe how handy it is to have this compact little countertop appliance in my home and I would never want to be without one again. [Read more…]
I love making tasty, healthier sparkling beverages with my Soda Stream machine and because I have it, I don’t buy soda very often. There’s just no need when I can enjoy all different types of beverages right at home that taste better and have less sugar than anything I can buy in a store. Now, SodaStream has introduced a brand new set of cranberry flavours from Ocean Spray just in time for the holidays!
I am absolutely giddy about trying these new flavours, but I can already tell that they’re going to be perfect to have on hand for whipping up fun and festive cocktails. To help you treat your guests to tasty beverages too, SodaStream is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader a fabulous prize pack containing a SodaStream Source Plastic Black and the new Sodastream Ocean Spray flavours, a $150 value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about which of the three new Ocean Spray flavours you would most like to try. [Read more…]
There is nothing better than a cold and refreshing glass of iced tea on a hot summer day, but as much as I love iced tea, it’s something I rarely buy. Premixed iced tea is full of sugar and powdered mixes are no better. I’ve tried making iced tea from scratch but I never really got results that I liked.
This year, Mighty Leaf Tea, a company that specializes in creating one-of-a-kind handmade whole-leaf tea blends in hand-stitched silken pouches, came to my rescue with its delicious Gourmet Iced Tea Set and I couldn’t wait to try it. The Mighty Leaf Iced Tea is available in four thirst-quenching flavours: Organic Black, Calypso Mango, Ginger Peach and Sunburst Green. I wanted to keep things simple at first so I decided to start by making the Organic Black variety.