It’s a rainy Sunday in July. A perfect time for some home truths (and handy household tips) from Kitchenette Lorene. I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Thrift. Nothing makes me happier than finding ways to make things last longer. If I were noble, I would say that everything I do is with the environment in… [Continue Reading]

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Kitchenette Lorene is back this week with a seasonal tasty meal. Strawberries! The mere mention of the word has us salivating. The fragrance of a sweet freshly picked sliced berry of goodness transports us back to childhood. Though we were city dwellers, my Dad loved to grow a garden and my Mom loved to make jam and preserves… [Continue Reading]

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June 21, 2015 will be the first day of summer AND Father’s Day. Wow! Kitchenette Lorene is back to share some ideas of how to spend some quality time with Dad and take in some of the beautiful summer sunshine. I Love summertime! The gardens are blooming and growing. The evenings are long enough to… [Continue Reading]

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Ahh, the weather. We love to talk about the weather. Cold enough for ya? Hot enough for ya? Wet enough for ya? Whether it is complaining about the dreary winter days on the West Coast or the walls of snow on the East Coast, we love to talk about what is happening outside. And when… [Continue Reading]

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The Goodness of Vinegar

It’s a rainy Sunday in July. A perfect time for some home truths (and handy household tips) from Kitchenette Lorene. I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Thrift. Nothing makes me happier than finding ways to make things last longer. If I were noble, … [Read More...]

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Strawberries Equal Summer Sunshine

Kitchenette Lorene is back this week with a seasonal tasty meal. Strawberries! The mere mention of the word has us salivating. The fragrance of a sweet freshly picked sliced berry of goodness transports us back to childhood. Though we were city … [Read More...]

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First Day of Summer on Father’s Day – Does It Get Any Better?

June 21, 2015 will be the first day of summer AND Father's Day. Wow! Kitchenette Lorene is back to share some ideas of how to spend some quality time with Dad and take in some of the beautiful summer sunshine. I Love summertime! The gardens are … [Read More...]

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Brrr! Baby It’s Cold Outside – Chicken Soup in a Flash, To the Rescue

Ahh, the weather. We love to talk about the weather. Cold enough for ya? Hot enough for ya? Wet enough for ya? Whether it is complaining about the dreary winter days on the West Coast or the walls of snow on the East Coast, we love to talk about what … [Read More...]

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Decluttering: Thinking Outside The Cardboard Box

I am the product of two pack rats. (I love you, Mom and Dad.) Almost everything could find a new purpose so it was kept "Just in Case" or "For Sentimental Reasons". As a result, I have had a lifelong struggle with my 'need to keep everything … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Quiche Recipe

Breaking Some Eggs To Make a Little Romance

Ahh, Valentine's Day. It is either highly anticipated or inconsolably dreaded. Depending. Either way, it is coming and there is no avoiding it (well, unless you want to stay under the covers with your favourite flavour of ice cream - hm). Don't … [Read More...]

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Decluttering: Thinking Outside The Cardboard Box

I am the product of two pack rats. (I love you, Mom and Dad.) Almost everything could find a new purpose so it was kept "Just in Case" or "For Sentimental Reasons". As a result, I have had a lifelong struggle with my 'need to keep everything … [Read More...]

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From Ick to Slick: Cleaning Stainless Steel

This week, Kitchenette Lorene Stuart shares her tips and tricks for making stainless steel shine, and dishes on her own stove-keeping habits! Lorene is an amazing volunteer, voice and stage actor, with a commitment to community, cookery and common … [Read More...]

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Found: The Perfect Butter Dish

Might be because of the name of this blog, or it could just be that I am just part of a common universal longing, but I find myself crazy over dishes. I've an inkling I am not alone, as I regularly come across others afflicted with the same urge to … [Read More...]

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7 Tips for A Happy Life: Lessons Learned

Isn't there a way that life sometimes throws us curveballs? My kitchen is my happy place. When I'm grouchy, frustrated, grieving or simply feeling blue, I turn to my pots and pans and whisks and beaters. Cooking soothes me. It puts me in the … [Read More...]

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

I must admit, the title of this post was inspired by my friends at Big Feast Bistro and Catering in Maple Ridge. They have an amazing menu of fresh, locally inspired dishes that are healthy and oh-so-yummy.  Chef Mike Mulcahey creates unique dishes … [Read More...]

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Share the Love: A 14-Day Challenge

In the 14 days leading up to Valentine's Day, I challenged my Facebook fans and followers to find 14 people (not in their direct families - 'cos that would kinda be too easy) and tell these 14 people that they loved them and to go further and get … [Read More...]