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Spring is a terrific season for food – the beginning of the season is cause for culinary celebration. Getting foods at their seasonal peek is the best way to taste foods, even familiar ones. Venture out to the markets with your shopping basket in hand and step into the brighter colors and crisp sweetness of spring. Wherever you live, there is an array of items to choose from to wake up your winter palate. Perhaps try something new or something you did not know was in season right now and diving into some old favorites is a great way to herald in the new season. Why not make a special meal to celebrate! Whether you are in the UK, USA or Canada, take a look through these lists and head out to bring to your table some of the freshest picks of the season.

Lounging by the fire, the quintessential après ski activity – well you don’t have to have skied to enjoy this simple pleasure, especially if you make it the desired activity and turn it into an idyllic moment. Gather up your coziest blanket, a warm drink or a perfect glass of wine, drinking chocolate, a book about winter if you please, or the latest novel on the go, or perhaps small pile of newspapers and magazines. Just bask in the glow and luxuriate!

Making your own adventures wherever you are is a great pastime and can create some incredible memories. There is often much in our own backyards that remains unexplored. Go ahead and try something new. Visit that museum you’ve been longing to see. Make a day of it and bring a lunch or head out to a new soup and sandwich place, or try a spring menu at a local restaurant. Being a tourist in your own town or one nearby opens up your eyes to the wonders around us and knits us closer to our own communities. Take along the children for a little fun and learning and or have fun with a friend as a new way to enjoy that doesn’t involve the mall. Bring a note book and jot down those things that have piqued your interest and take your exploring online for some additional adventuring and share…

What can you say about this spectacular place that hasn’t been said before? History, beauty, food, wine, art, culture, tradition, lore, romance, this city has it all! There…

With all the attention on Vancouver with the Olympics, one can’t overlook the capital of British Columbia the beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island. There is something enchanting about…

Traveling and tourism are common place these days but ever wonder how it all began? It used to be that wealthy people were the travelers – off to distant places to see, learn and experience new cultures and new cuisines. The Roman Republic, Baiae, was once a popular coastal resort for the rich. The UK during the industrial revolution was the first country to promote leisure time to the growing industrial population. Mass tourism only developed because of technology accommodating moving large numbers of people. Seaside resorts were how people experienced leisure time, first it was Nice, France was the best known destination in the French Rivera. In the US, designed in the same European style were Atlantic City, New Jersey and Long Island, New York.

For those that prefer to flee the winter cold, a trip to somewhere hot is an anticipated journey. Packing for these trips is exciting. The prospect of summer…

Few people can resist chocolate cake and this luxurious recipe from my personal recipe box. Perfectly moist, just the right balance of flavors and an irresistible not-too-sweet icing. Dressed down for everyday or sprinkled with edible gold and decorated with edible flowers for a sophisticated presentation perfect for a brunch or tea party, this cake, ‘takes the cake’! RICH CHOCOLATE CAKE INGREDIENTS ½ cup chocolate semi sweet chopped 1 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour Dash of cinnamon Dash of nutmeg Pinch of salt 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 eggs Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees Prepare 2 9-inch cake pans or one 9 x 13 inch pan lining it with parchment paper (will not stick and comes out beautifully!) 1. Melt the chocolate and butter together…