How to Create a Backyard Fairy Garden

Interior designer Marie Bishop takes us on a tour of the backyard fairy garden she created to delight her grandchildren. Fairies… enchanted, mystical, magical creatures. With a history dating back to the 13th century it’s no wonder we still revere their presence in the garden. Whether you have young children, grandchildren or want to revisit your…

20 Year Love Story that Started with Downhome

They started as pen pals, connected through a magazine, and found lasting love. By Ashley Miller “We love telling our story,” begins Lisa Cakes over the phone from her home in Noggin Cove, NL. “I’m getting emotional just thinking back on it.” With this year marking two decades since Lisa met her husband, Jeremy, they’re…

Impress Your Guests with Cedar Plank BBQ Cod

Whenever we get that first sunny, barely double-digit temperature day of summer, the urge to fire up the barbecue seems almost primordial… we’ve just gotta grill something.   The first nice day in early June, I was too late getting to the market for steak. Clearly everyone else felt the pull of the flames, too,…

How to Spot a Scam and Not Be a Victim

Don’t be a target – be informed!  Scammers use the telephone, email, text messages and old-fashioned letters to manipulate victims to part with their money in an endless parade of schemes. Recognize the common RED FLAGS of many scams: 1) An unexpected call from someone claiming to be a government official Government agencies do not…