Summertime Drink: The Classic Caesar

Ray-Bans?  Check. Sunscreen? Check. Margaret Atwood novel? Check. (Yeah, I’m cool like that!  Ahem…) Here I am, sitting on the dock at the cottage in the blazing late June sunshine, soaking up not only the rays but also the fresh, clean air of beautiful Northern Ontario. Ahh!...more

Summer Fruits Slushie/Slurpee/Snow Cone Recipe

This summer fruits flavoured slushie is the perfect way to beat the heat this summer. Quick and easy to make at home. Your kids (and you) will love them. ...more

Blue Lemonade

I have always wanted to make Blue Lemonade with natural flavors. However, this task proved to be tougher than I thought. Blue is so hard to achieve using any blue food items. I tried Blueberries, Rhubarb, Blackberries, Grapes and even, purple carrots. None of this worked. So, I ended up using Natural Blue Coloring. The lemonade was made like I always do. Also, I added some blueberry ice cubes. Find the recipe at - ...more

Tuscany is so yesterday. Why Umbria is the new place for Italian wine tasting

The Umbrian countrysideSo I promised some yummy tidbits from my recent trip to Umbria. So I'm starting with the wine tours....more

10 Fruity and Fab Cocktails for July 4th

Whether you love margaritas, spiked iced tea, coconuts or lemonade—there’s a July 4th cocktail you’ll love. -PJ Gach...more

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

While living in Milan, I had spent many weekends exploring the small enotecas and private vineyards throughout Tuscany. On this visit back, I was interested in seeing a boutique winery and learning more about how Tuscany is embracing luxury wine travel....more

Natural Headache Remedy

I am really big on using foods for healing. ...more