Things to do in St. Jacobs and Elora, Ontario

Things to do in St. Jacobs and Elora, Ontario

People travel to be free, to escape the monotonous routine of daily life. To escape, some wander beyond the pacific ocean. For me, an escape is a new mystery unravelled. It can take the form of an untravelled country across the ocean, a new book waiting to be open, or sometimes, a small town or village yet to be explored. Its where curiosity begins, security ends, a sense of adventure awakens, and boredom ends! It is also my perspective that no matter how long you’ve lived in an area, there’s a good chance you’ve only seen a small portion of it …

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Changing from HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress

Changing from HTTP to HTTPS in WordPress

Why Change from HTTP to HTTPS? Recently in the blogging community, many bloggers/website owners are going into a frenzy in regards to Google’s new recommendation for the end of January 2017:  From the end of January with Chrome 56, Chrome will mark HTTP sites that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure. Enabling HTTPS on your whole site is important, but if your site collects passwords, payment info, or any other personal information, it’s critical to use HTTPS. Without HTTPS, bad actors can steal this confidential data.” Meaning: If your website collects sensitive visitor information such as emails, passwords, personal …

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Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

Pineapple and Lavender Mojito Recipe

I love the refreshing taste of mojitos. But more than the taste, mojitos evokes great memories for me –lounging on a hammock overlooking the beach in Playa Del Carmen sipping classic mojitos, watermelon mojitos, and melon mojitos. An endless amount of mojitos as we let time fly. And recently, at Terre Bleu lavender festival, I was able to enjoy a new mojito recipe so refreshingly divine, I had to recreate the taste: pineapple lavender mojito (recipe below). Mojito Origin and History The mojito, like many cocktails, has a very interesting history, one full of disputes regarding its origin. From the …

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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe with Real Lavender Flowers

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe with Real Lavender Flowers

How to Make Simple Syrup from Lavender Flowers Sugar (simple) syrup can easily be enhanced by a variety of herbs or fruit. One of my favourite herb to use for a little floral kick is lavender. For my Lavender simple syrup recipe below, fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with water and sugar on low heat to create a sweet syrup with a light floral aroma perfect for flavouring your favourite cocktails or other sweet sinful delights or with this refreshing Lavender Pineapple Mojito recipe. When choosing your lavender blossoms for this lavender syrup recipe, use unopened buds that have not flowered …

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