Recent blog posts - Firefly Books Blog
Region:

 

The first long weekend of the year is almost upon us, and that means an extra day to get out and enjoy the company of our families (it is Family Day Weekend in Canada, after all).

But living in the Great White North, we know that the weather can be unpredictable this time of year and can play a huge part in determining the types of activities you can do outside.

Fortunately we have Dawn Isaac, author of the 101 Things for Kids To Do series, on our side with plenty of creative activities for kids to try indoors and outside.

Whether it’s wintry or warm, blustery or balmy, we have a fun activity for your family to try this Family Day.

...
Continue reading
in Books 102
0

 

It’s no secret that Canada is home one to some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world, but did you know that it’s also home to some of the most romantic places on earth?

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day or thinking further ahead for a summer holiday, these beautiful places across the country are sure to ignite sparks and take your breath away.

From extraordinary mountain vistas to charming historic cities, here are ten of the most romantic destinations in Canada.

 

...
Continue reading
in Books 84
0

 

Love is on our minds this #FoodieFriday, as its less than one week until Valentine’s Day.

While a lot of people are less than fond of this Hallmark holiday, we think that any chance to share delicious food with our loved ones is a great day, and we’ve pulled together a romantic menu just for the occasion.

With a focus on oysters — which some say is the most romantic food of all — plus the fresh flavours of arugula and strawberries, this menu is perfect to share with your special someone, or you can increase the quantities for a fun Galentine’s Day dinner.

To get you started, we turned to World Champion oyster shucker — Snoop Dogg called him the “Usain Bolt of oyster shucking” — and author of The Oyster Companion, Patrick McMurray for a lesson in which oysters are best for cooking.

...
Continue reading
in Books 70
0