I have a 10 month old and with 2 older brothers that already passed down plenty of toys, I've been looking at more needs for his gifts this year. One thing I've been looking at is feeding - my little guy loves to eat and I didn't keep any feeding gear from his older brothers so I've been enjoying learning what's new out there.
One fun product I've found is the oogaa Mealtime Set. This cute silicone feeding dish and spoon set comes with a 9 oz bowl and two spoons in a fun plane and train design. Why silicone? Many reasons - it won't break, doesn't support the growth of mold or bacteria and is microwave and dishwasher safe, perfect!
I was wondering if the spoons being chunkier would be awkward to hold but it's comfortable and we've all been having fun making train and plane noises when we feed the baby. ;-)
I love that oogaa's mission is to eliminate unsafe products in your home by providing durable, affordable wares that surpass the strictest health criteria while reducing the amount we throw away.
A great gift idea for little ones in your life, coming in great colours and the spoons can even be purchased separately - perfect for a stocking!
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Most people love travelling, with its access to foreign cuisine and new food, but it is seldom cheap. One of the major costs is the flights, which can be a small fortune in and of themselves, depending on
Wouldn't it be better then, if there was a way to earn your flights while doing your usual activities such as buying the weekly food? This is something done on a regular basis, so a little reward here and there could go a long way given enough time.
Fortunately, such a programme does exist in Canada, if you know how to make the most out of it.
Air miles are an old concept, originally brought into Canada in the early 1990s. Yet they are still available, so one can easily make advantage of them.
The process is simple: by collecting miles, you can earn discounted or free flights with providers participating in the scheme. Traditionally, this was done through flying itself, making them a frequent flyer scheme which did nothing to help those who can't always afford to fly regularly.
Fortunately, however, things quickly changed.
How to get them
There are many ways to get these points now, but the best method is through shopping. If you get the best air miles credit card you can, these will simply be added up as you shop. It makes no difference to your regular life but adds a small reward for your efforts.
While food and weekly shopping is an easy example, these cards can also be taken to clothing stores and other retail departments. In fact, if you're spending money you can likely collect points, spreading these little bonus miles into various areas of your life.
Given enough time, this can build up to whatever you need. This could take you to Europe, to experience the cultural melting point of cuisine or to Asia with its exotic flavours. In fact, wherever you go, there is something unique waiting to inspire you and, with air miles, this can be done in line with a budget much more easily.
Do you have a favourite goodie that you like to make or eat (or both) during the holidays? For my hubby, it is my Cookies 'n Cream FUDGE! He starts talking about it in October and he doesn't stop talking about it until it is all gone. The great thing about this fudge is just how easy it is to make.
It's Appy Season! Time to scour the internet to find the best appetizer treats to share with friends, families and guests!
I wanted to share a fun way to serve wonton filled snacks this year, I find this way nice to serve to guests as filled and folded wontons can sometimes spray out the end and be a bit greasy from frying (but still delish too!)
Using this method you can have a really great presentation too..
Use a wonton wrapper and fit them into a cupcake tin, it won't completely go up the sides, but that's fine, it will hold it's shape, just don't fill it too much. Then fill with well, just about anything! In my case I used Epicure's Extraordinary Cheese Dip, here's a copycat recipe to try. Then topped with cheese, baked at 350 for approx. 20 minutes and serve! Would look great with a sprig of fresh parsly or chopped chives too!
What are some other fillings we can use for wonton cups?