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Every family has its own traditions for the holidays.

Some families decorate colourful eggs, some enjoy the same traditional foods each year, and some dress their dog up as the Easter bunny.

Whether it’s the food or the dog that’s the star of the show at family gatherings, we have some great ideas for fun new Easter activities for your family to try. From a traditional Greek bread to a fresh take on coloured eggs, here are three things to do together as a family this Easter weekend.

 

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“When you take the time to grow what you love, wonderful things happen.”
— Emily Murphy

 

Gardening season has officially arrived, and our April book of the month is as fresh as a spring breeze.

Grow What You Love, written by organic gardener and Pass the Pistil blogger Emily Murphy, is a book that captures the spirit of spring within its pages.

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The days are getting longer, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the birds are singing. Spring is here, and that means it’s time to add some fresh spring flavours to your cooking.

Whether you’re preparing for Sunday lunch or need some spring-inspired ideas for dinner with friends, these light and brightly flavoured recipes will bring a taste of spring to your table.

Bon appétit!

 

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A Guest Blog for International Day of Happiness by Cheryl Rickman

March 20 is International Day of Happiness and this year's theme is “Happier Together”, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. In The Happiness Bible, wellbeing author Cheryl Rickman explores what we can do to widen and deepen our connection with each other.

Community Matters

Today, with social media becoming all-consuming, we are more connected than we have ever been, in a virtual sense; but in reality, studies have revealed that many people still feel alone. All the more reason to make an effort to increase real-world connections. As well as forging strong bonds with those we are especially fond of, it’s important to build “bridging connections” to unite different groups within a community.

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You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate all the things that make the country of St Patrick so great.

From the breathtaking scenery to the world-renowned literature to the culinary delights of Guinness, soda bread, stews, and oysters, there’s plenty to celebrate on St Patrick’s Day.

Whether you’re headed to a céilí this weekend or just looking for some baking inspiration, these easy to make chocolate cupcakes from The Clueless Baker will provide some Celtic cheer for your St Paddy’s celebration.

Plus they go great with an Irish coffee. Sláinte!

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