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Yoga Cookie

Healthy Yoga Cookies — Are Delicious!

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Add these ‘Yoga Cookies’ to your holiday cookie repertoire: they’re healthier than most and are incredible. Guilt-free kid treats! I discovered these cookies when artist and mom-friend Day Milman brought them along on a camping trip; her recipe is adapted from one by Chef Chloe. Make a batch of dough and keep in the freezer for ‘cookie… Read More »

Fish Tacos

Eden’s Back! Fish Tacos Make Life Better

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Well, folks. I’m here. I made it to the other side. Everyone said that two kids feels more like three and I always pshaw-ed when they said it, but I am going to have to agree (for now) that the addition of our little gal Frankie Rose has made it seem like we are living on a raft… Read More »

No Need to Knead with No-Knead Bagels!

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I love baking bread, but I was never one of those people who find kneading “relaxing.” After about 90 seconds of pounding on a blob of dough, I’m bored and my arms hurt and I can’t believe there’s another eight minutes to go. So I was delighted when, in 2006, Mark Bittman introduced the world… Read More »

Veggie Stock + an Apology to my Husband

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  Dear Husband, I am sorry for what is about to happen. We both knew this was coming sooner or later, but I am afraid the time is here. In addition to the very-imminent birth of our second baby, and the serious acting-out of our toddler, you should know that your Type-A, go-getter, control-loving (freak is… Read More »

Everybody Must Get Sconed

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Please don’t hate me, but I went to a spa this past weekend. Ste. Annes spa, to be precise. Oh my, it was lovely. Two full nights and two days of uninterrupted sleep, wearing a white robe, eating my face off (four meals a day, yes), getting massaged, and hanging with one of my best pals.… Read More »

All About the Pancakes

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By Eden Hertzog We are hardcore pancake junkies around here; so much so that I have had to re-evaluate and re-create what a pancake is. It used to be dessert for breakfast, and now it is another chance for good nutrition. Since I’m here on this kick of sharing our household staples with you, it’s pretty… Read More »

Goodnight, Tua Bear

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I’ve never lived with a dog before but when I arrived in Iqaluit there was Tua, a retired sled dog who had lived her life outside, pulled a sled across Baffin Island and mothered a litter of puppies that grew up to be the current leaders of the team. Here she was in her retirement.… Read More »

Gruesli and The Art of Sanity

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By Eden Hertzog Hey, did you guys miss me or what? Seems I’ve taken a sabbatical from all things except being pregnant, chasing a busy toddler and working my (growing) butt off at the bakery. I’m glad to be sitting here writing in a La-Z-Boy chair in pitch darkness next to Cedar’s crib. It’s our new… Read More »

Hanky PANKy

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I can’t help but think of Bill Hicks – specifically his words, “Quit putting a goddamn dollar sign on everything on this planet” – when I open an email announcing the latest marketing acronym geared towards us single aunts. Wait for it, it’s a pip. PANK: Professional Aunt No Kids. As a BARF: Bohemian Aunt Rejecting Fatuousness, I… Read More »

Arctic Babywearing: Amauti (or Baby’s got Back)

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When I first arrived in Iqaluit and saw white women carrying their children in their hoods, I thought it was an affectation, like they were trying to be Inuk. More respectful than dressing up like Pocahontas for Hallowe’en maybe, but kind of like introducing yourself to me using your spirit animal name. I’m usually not… Read More »

Yes I'm a grown-up babysitter

Yes, I’m A Grown-up and Yes, I Babysit.

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Maybe a year ago, shortly after I’d quit my day job to write full-time, I had to cut short a visit with a friend in order to make my weekly 5:30 p.m. babysitting gig. “Don’t worry,” my friend, an older and more established writer type, assured me. “Soon you won’t have to babysit anymore.” “Oh,” I… Read More »

What Happened to Scooby Doo?

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Before I had kids, I figured putting on something like Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed would be a respite from parenting where you could just plonk them down in front of the TV and then go have sex with your wife or something. Ha! I haven’t seen my wife’s vagina in so long it could… Read More »

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