Canada Day Clay Face Mask

Happy Canada Day! For anyone who doesn’t already know, I’m Canadian, and Canada Day was yesterday—a day where we celebrate red and white, maple leaves, apologizing to people who bump into you, and our delicious decision to elevate doughnut holes into their own food group. In honour of Canada Day I thought we’d celebrate with a simple clay face mask made from 100% Canadian ingredients!

How to Make a Canada Day Clay Face Mask


Maple Syrup Soap

Welcome to the next recipe in my very Canadian quest to maple syrup ALL the things! This lovely, creamy bar of maple syrup soap incorporates a wee bit of dark maple syrup for added lather and the fun of knowing you’re sudsing up with the best pancake topping/natural sweetener/Canadian energy drink around. Come, step into my syrupy soaping lair…

How to make Maple Syrup Soap


Maple Syrup Lip Balm

As a Canadian it is my patriotic duty to try to incorporate maple syrup into as many things as I can manage. Today’s thing is lip balm, and it is lovely. This taffy coloured maple syrup lip balm is creamy, hydrating, and lightly maple scented. Please don’t eat it, though I wouldn’t blame you if you tried!

Maple Syrup Lip Balm recipe


Maple Cream Caramel Sauce

I am so very thrilled with this delicious creamy caramel sauce. It’s incredible. Lightly maple flavoured, creamy, caramel-y, and fantastic. It’s easy to make and stores well in the fridge. It’s great on plain yoghurt, over sugar cookies, or drizzled over cake. It’s also great off a spoon. Yum!



Coconut Pancakes

These amazing coconut pancakes are rich, thick, and fluffy, with a lightly crispy exterior that will have you doubting the quality of all your previous pancake experiences. They started as a bit of an experiment. An “we’re out of milk but I still want pancakes” experiment. Craig did not have a whole lot of faith in this experiment initially, but I won him over with the test pancake. Yum.

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Scottish Canadian Maple Shortbread

I’m pretty darn proud of my Scottish heritage. It allows me to love plaid, defend haggis an an actual food item, and sincerely enjoy the sound of the wailing bagpipes. It has led me to half a dozen or so years of highland dance lessons, and on two summer (could have fooled me…) trips to Scotland. I feel it also adds a bit of fuel to my love for shortbread. Ah, shortbread.

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