2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – My Matches!

I happily received all my cookie swap matches last week, and have been in Cookie Heaven! I’ve been nomming away at my stash with friends, family, and coworkers, discussing the different merits of each cookie. My three matches really went above and beyond in quality and awesomeness this year, and I was so very pleased…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: It’s Time! It’s Time!!!

  *My apologies to anyone who sees this as a re-post; I didn’t program my scheduler correctly, and this post went live a week early for several hours before I noticed and pulled it back out. Sorry!* Yay! My cookies have been mailed out (and hopefully received by my swap matches), and now I can…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is ON!!

Yay! I finally got my three swap matches last night for my cookie awesomeness…I was starting to fret that it was taking so long! While I can’t give details about who my matches are, or what recipe I’m going to make (as that takes the fun out of the surprise), I will say that I…

It’s Time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

For the 4th year in a row, I’ll be participating in the 2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, which is a fun and interesting fundraising activity-slash-community builder for food bloggers around the world. The funds go 100% to the charity, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosted by amazing food bloggers, Love and Olive Oil and The…

I’ve Been Nominated!!!

Since starting this little food, fun and insane rambling blog back in the autumn of 2013, I’ve been in awe of those bloggers who have such wonderful, interesting things to say and write so well. I’ve also been terribly envious of the blogger awards my favourite blogs have received, wondering how I might write well…

All Stressed Out and No-One To Punch; or How We Survived The Big Move!

Well, it’s official; we are now happily (and with HUGE relief) ensconced in our new home, our very first house! I was honestly starting to doubt we would ever see this day come about, as for years we have watched home values around our once-dumpy (and fairly scary) neighbourhood climb steadily into the stratosphere due…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – FINAL POST (I swear!)

The hosts of this year’s #fbcookieswap, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen, have just released the recipe roundup for all the cookie recipes that were submitted! The number of submissions this year, in fact, were so numerous, they split them into two separate parts; I thought it would be useful to also link…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – our submission!

At last, it’s here, it’s here! I’m sad in one way to see the end of another swap, but happy at the same time, since it means it’s almost Christmas! :oD It really has felt like ages since we started this year’s cookie swap…and by “we”, I mean my partner in cookie crime, Miss Kitty!…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is Now Closed!

Yay! And boo… Another Food Blogger Cookie Swap has come and gone, and now it is time to not only write and post pics about my own cookie recipe, but also post pics and reviews about the three batches of cookies I have received :o) This I will do starting next week, as I have…

It’s Cookie Swappin’ Time Again!

So excited! I just received the mailing addresses for the three Canadian food bloggers who will be getting cookies from me for the 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!!! I’m pretty sure which new cookie recipe I’m going to be making, though I’m not allowed to mention it yet until the cookies are baked off, packaged,…

They’re Still Doing It Wrong.

Just a short post, to share today’s bizarre SCOTD (Spam Comment of the Day): “Benjamin Rogers, did you if they worked too slowly and. Uneasiness, which had fear mixed up in remain here you will never be able to set mefree if, however, you still wish to do so, come to the golden castleof Stromberg…

You’re Doing it Wrong.

Sadly, comment spam is a fact of life for anyone who writes a blog these days. Spammers are not only ubiquitous, but are getting ever wilier in crafting their spam messages to lure the unaware into clicking that link that leads them into one of many scenarios. “Spam is considered the electronic version of junk…