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Wine and Crafts!

Is there really a better combo than wine and crafts? It may be one of my favorite pastimes and it appears I’m not the only one. Last week we hosted a wine and craft night – which featured learning how to make your own wreath. Below are some pics from the workshop, if you want step by step instructions on how to make your own wreath, please check out one of our earlier posts on DIY holiday crafts.

Haunted Gingerbread House

      In preparation for our upcoming haunted gingerbread workshop, I thought I would make my very own. I’ve made plenty of holiday gingerbread houses but never a haunted one! It was lots of fun and easy to make. Plus, there’s tons of Halloween candies out already so easy to get supplies. If you would like to join our workshop, check out our website for more details.   

Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop!

Join us on Sunday, October 20th for our popular Halloween Cookie Decorating Workshop. We’ll be making delicious sugar cookies and royal icing and learning how to use various tips to decorate our cookies. When: October 20th Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm Cost: $30 per registrant, $10 for children under the age of 5 Note: Children under the age of 5 need to be accompanied by an adult. Email us to register for the workshop: info@seasonsfamilycentre.com

Thanksgiving Crafts Workshop!

Join us on Sunday, September 29th for our Thanksgiving Craft Workshop! Learn how to make a beautiful fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner, along with other decorative pieces for your table. Sign up today before it’s too late! When: September 29th, 2013 Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm Cost: $30 per registrant (adults and children over the age of 5 welcome) Children under the age of 5: $10 (must be accompanied by an adult) Register at: info@seasonsfamilycentre.com

Sunshine, Cottaging and Canning!

For those of you that are wondering where I have disappeared to, wonder no more I took the month of August off and enjoyed every single second of it however, I am excited to be back at Seasons and running our Fall term. However, since I’m not very good at sitting still, I kept myself very busy at the cottage. I made a whole bunch of friendship bracelets (yes that’s right I’m bringing the 90s back). I also got into canning and figured since Fall is around the corner this is the perfect time. We had this fabulous antique oven/stove up at the at cottage which wasn’t all that great for baking but just perfect for pickling. Here’s a great recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles, easy and delicious!    Bread and Butter Pickles Ingredients 5 1/2 cups (1 1/2 pounds) thinly sliced pickling cucumbers 1 1/2 Tablespoons kosher salt 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar …

Food Fit For a King!

There were so many things I said I would never do as a parent and then I became one. I swore my baby would be on a schedule, I would not give him a soother, I would never have him in our bed, the list goes on and on. However, there was one thing I said I would do and have so far stuck to it and that’s making my own baby food. This way I know what’s going into his little tummy and since he’s well into solids now it’s actually pretty fun concocting new recipes and experimenting with all the purees! My biggest issue (and I’m sure many others) is that there’s never enough time in a day. Being a working mom and having others watch your baby means you don’t always get a say about what goes in their tummies. Plus, since I enjoy food so much I’m not really into basing our meals around his simplistic tastes. So, I was only really left with one option: a 3 hour cook fest …

Baby Nutritrion Workshop!

Just wanted to let you know that we’ve partnered up with Loblaws and will be offering a very fun and informative Sunday afternoon. We will be meeting a nutritionist/dietician at Loblaws at 3pm, her name is Melanie Byland (you can read her bio on our Staff page). She will be focusing her interactive talk on the nutritional value of different fruits and vegetables and will help us plan meals/diets for our babies. We will be returning to Seasons just before 4pm where we will spend an hour making food for our babies for the week! You are welcome to bring containers or we can supply (for an extra charge) to bring your food home. We will be making a variety of fruits and vegetables. There will be staff(s) onsite to watch the babies (in the studio downstairs) so that we can focus in the kitchen. If you would like to partake in this fun afternoon please let us know, spaces are limited! If your babies has any allergies please notify us. When: Sunday, April 7th …

Rainbow Cakes!

Check out these amazing Rainbow Cakes made by the ICS students!! Not only are they cool to look at but they taste yummy too! It was also a very easy recipe to do! We used cake batter and icing gels, we simply separated the batter into six bowls and used the icing gels to make the colours of the rainbow. We then used a spoon to scoop the different colour batter into a mason jar. We put the jars in a 9×13″ brownie pan with about an inch of water and baked them for about 40 minutes at 375F.