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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my first time making chicken soup. Now that Thanksgiving is coming up I’m thinking about making my first Turkey. Once again – I’ve never made a Turkey before but I think I’m ready!!

I’m also ready for the Turkey Challenge which is not about making turkey but more about doing something for a good cause.



This Thanksgiving, really give thanks by doing the Fast Turkey Challenge. You agree to fast, by skipping lunch on Friday October 7th and donating your lunch money to the homeless who can’t afford to eat. You also agree to Challenge your friends to do the same, or they have to buy you lunch at your favourite restaurant instead.


All funds raised will go to Good Shepherd Ministries to help feed the homeless. At Thanksgiving they work tirelessly to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to those who can’t afford to eat. In just the las few years, Good Shepherd Centre has seen more than a 50% increase in the number of meals and snacks served each day. Today they are Toronto’s largest meal program, serving more than 1300 meals a day.

SIGN UP NOW & FAST AT LUNCH ON OCT. 7TH! For more info and details please go to

Feel free to take a peek at this video too:

I will happily support this cause for several reasons:

a) My dad  (who sadly passed away last year) was a volunteer at the Good Shepherd in Ottawa and I know this would be meaningful to him if I supported this campaign

b) I’ve been trying to be more charitable and try to give donations on a regular basis. (every bit helps, right?)

c) I like the campaign!! It’s simple and effective.

Please take a peek at this link.

Happy Turkey Challenge everyone and have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend too.

Disclosure: I was compensated for this blog post however all opinions are my own and I promise that I will be making a donation!

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I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving but this doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to take advantage of the long weekend. So off I went to Taboo  to take advantage of some peace and quiet and to enjoy the beautiful Fall season.

Naturally I had to start the trip with a stop at  Webers  to enjoy one of their famous hamburgers.

thanksgiving - webers

The weekend was all about food and snapping photos of the scenery. What a perfect time of year to take a lot of photos. I simply couldn’t stop.

thanksgiving - scenery

I even managed to get off the couch and stroll thru Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Bala too! Naturally there was a goal. find the perfect butter tart! Sadly Marty’s World Famous Cafe was closed but I managed to find 2 butter tarts to compare.

thanksgiving - buttertart

The butter tart on the right is from The Chancery Lane Co.  (33 Manitoba St, Gravenhurst, ON 705 645 424).  This butter tart is actually called: Rick’s Handbaked in Muskoka butter tarts.

The butter tart on the left is from Gravenhurst Bakery. (14 Brock St, Gravenhurst, ON 705 687 2579.

In my humble opinion: I preferred the butter tart from The Chancery Lane Co. (pastry, filling and flavour)

When I wasn’t busy eating butter tarts I was busy in the kitchen cooking up a storm. I brought up some goodies from Yummy Market as well as a bag of root vegetables from Cookstown Greens. Seriously there was no shortage of good food.

thanksgiving - food

The weekend also included Season 2 of Prisoners of War  which can be found at Videoflicks. I watched Season 1 in Vegas and now I had the chance to watch Season 2 at Taboo. Why is it that I love watching a TV series while Im away? LOL

The best part of the weekend was returning back to Toronto to find out that I had received a Hoptorial Six-Pack from Muskoka Brewery. Each pack features two bottles of the brewery’s famous IPAs. I opened up a bottle of the Detour immediately as a way of reminding myself what a fantastic weekend I had.

thanksgiving - beer


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Would like to have given this arrangement today to everyone who helped!

I like doing research…weather it’s finding the perfect recipe or getting advice on HOW TO START A BLOG.

When I realized that I was going to start my own blog…I  went directly into research mode.

I made a list of bloggers that I had met or connected with thru twitter and either set up phone calls with them or had coffee with them.

They were all too happy to answer my questions and they were all a huge inspiration to me.

Seeing as it’s Thanskgiving, I thought that this would be an ideal time to say THANK YOU to the following people:

Plus I want to thank for the adorable illustration and for actually designing the website. It was awesome to work with both of these professionals.

Thanks again  to all the bloggers mentioned above  who assisted me, and to my fabulous friends and readers too.

It’s been an exciting month.

A big thanks to my family too!!



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