We learned how to make pierogi this Christmas!

Every year for Christmas, my Nana Helen (mother of my mother) makes pierogies. My mom's side of the family is Polish/Ukrainian, and while we dabble only very lightly in Eastern European holiday tradition, pierogies and sour cream are staples at all family events (along with cabbage rolls and borscht, but pierogies are the undeniable fan…

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Exploring your backyard when you live in Wine Country

For the majority of my life, I grew up in Grimsby, a town in the municipality of "Niagara". This particular municipality is home to the rather famous Niagara Falls, and it's now also home to a flourishing wine industry. The Niagara Wine Industry has grown significantly in the past 30 years. I don't remember much…

Canadian Thanksgiving traditions in Grimsby

It's American Thanksgiving, so it's as good a time as any to write about our adventures during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. A couple of years ago, I went to Ottawa and spent Thanksgiving weekend with Kevin. While there, I ate the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner that I'd ever had. Since we're back in Grimsby, room-mating…