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A mini veggie garden in your kitchen!

Practical guide

9 May, 2017

Now that spring's finally here, we bet you're looking forward to some fresh, flavourful greens. Perfect timing, because spring is the ideal season to start your kitchen garden! Nothing could be easi[...]


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Gift ideas for Mother's Day

Family life

27 April, 2017

Personalized gift ideas that'll delight her or surprise her… or hopefully both! Here's a helping hand so you can find that special personal gift for the moms in our lives.  1. Of course[...]


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A green spring cleaning special: 4 cleaning products you can make yourself

Home tips

26 April, 2017

For a sparkling clean house, naturally! When spring arrives, everyone looks forward to airing out the house and to giving it a good scrubbing from top to bottom, all to finally say goodbye to w[...]


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4 crafty ideas just in time for Easter!

Family life

31 March, 2017

Gather the family and make your own fun decorations and disguises!    costumes ? What better way to spend Easter weekend than doing a little do-it-yourself crafting with the family![...]


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7 great ways to use ice cube trays

Cooking tricks

20 March, 2017

To make life simpler or a little sweeter! Ever considered replacing those old ice cube trays with plastic bags? Read on, it’ll change your entire outlook on the subject!  Not only are[...]


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3 great reasons to serve pork

Practical guide

6 March, 2017

The truth about pork In a lot of people’s minds all cuts of pork have a lot of fat, but nothing could be further from the truth! The reality is, not only is pork not fatty, it’s one of[...]


5-things-you-can-do-to-get-more-happiness-out-of-winter

5 things you can do to get more happiness out of winter

Family life

28 February, 2017

Figure the snowman has had enough of the white stuff this year?  Here are 5 ideas to have some fun out of doors this winter.   More snow in the forecast? Awesome! Everybody outside! Get the family[...]


5-original-gift-ideas-to-help-personalize-your-valentine-s-day

5 original gift ideas to help personalize your Valentine's Day

Practical guide

7 February, 2017

Face it, giving chocolate and roses is getting a little cliché. [...]


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Football Night: recipes of champions for watching the big game with friends

Hosting

20 January, 2017

7 easy recipes that are sure to score big! The climax of the American football season is fast approaching. Whichever teams make the final, the hoopla surrounding the game is like nothing else o[...]


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Make your oven make miracles

Cooking tricks

20 January, 2017

Be the roasting and braising master you always wanted to be! Oven roasting looks simple, but if you want a tender, flavourful piece of meat, you have to follow a few basic rules. We’ve p[...]


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6 holiday decorations you can make yourself

Practical guide

2 December, 2016

Easy-to-make decorations add a uniquely personal touch to your holiday décor Holiday preparations are always filled with joy and wonder, especially when the family pitches in and trims th[...]


5-comfort-food-recipes-perfect-for-cocooning

5 comfort food recipes perfect for cocooning

Well living

18 November, 2016

November's nasty cold weather makes you want to do some serious cocooning at home, whether you're single, a couple or you've got kids. To get the most from your cocooning time you need:  •[...]


getting-the-house-and-garden-ready-for-winter

Getting the house and garden ready for winter

Practical guide

17 November, 2016

An all-you-need-to-remember checklist! Finally got the Halloween decorations stowed away? Nice job. But don’t get ensconced in front of that big screen just yet: it’s time to deck out [...]


5-rainy-day-activity-ideas

5 rainy day activity ideas

Family life

10 November, 2016

Get inspired and have an awesome time with your kids! It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring! Which is fine for the old man, maybe, but where does that leaves the rest o[...]


canning-101

Canning 101

Cooking tricks

24 October, 2016

Everything you need to know about using Mason jars for your fall canning Like a lot of people, you might associate fall with home canning. And while canning was a necessity in our grandparent[...]


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Halloween Special: very scary foods!

Cooking tricks

21 October, 2016

Yummy ideas to spook your little monsters! Ah, the night all the mini-vampires, pint-sized Spidermen and adorable little witches come out to haunt the neighbourhood. Halloween is often a kid&rsq[...]


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Celebrating Oktoberfest!

Hosting

22 September, 2016

A handy guide to beer and sausage pairings This fall, Germany is coming to town! During Oktoberfest, which as you may have guessed is German for October Festival, it’s time to party it up an[...]


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Quebec's 6 most beautiful parks

Family life

26 August, 2016

Quebec is full of incredible parks that make superb destinations for a leisurely picnic or a weekend of camping fun.  Whether you’re looking for a natural green space within an urban se[...]


the-marinade-primer!

The marinade primer!

Cooking tricks

26 August, 2016

The ultimate reference guide to preparing delicious marinades Sometimes in life, happiness comes in the form of a truly tender, juicy piece of meat that's been marinated to perfection. The good n[...]


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How to survive heat waves

Well living

8 August, 2016

Discover Olymel's tips to surf the heat wave A Québec summer without dog-days is not a real summer! After waiting and hoping for months for the sun and heat to return, who is going to c[...]


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Cooking with kids: learning can be fun and tasty!

Family life

8 August, 2016

Olymel is offering you a few tips to enjoy the benefits and pleasure of family cooking. We all want to spend quality time with our children but we sometimes lack inspiration when the time comes to[...]


8-tips-that-make-camping-trips-simpler

8 tips that make camping trips simpler

Family life

7 July, 2016

You finally did it. Your site’s booked, you bought yourself a tent: this summer you are taking the camping plunge.  Time for the whole family to soak up a bit of nature, enjoy yourselve[...]


5-tips-for-taking-a-road-trip-with-kids

5 tips for taking a road trip with kids

Family life

7 July, 2016

For a fun, worry-free vacation In summer, road trips make for super weekend getaways or longer vacations for the whole family… provided you get organized first! Whatever your destinat[...]


7-tips-for-a-no-hassle-moving-day

7 tips for a no-hassle moving day

Family life

23 June, 2016

Tricks to help your move go just a little bit smoother Moving season has arrived, and with it comes the excitement of creating that perfect, all-new home you always wanted! Yet often the fuss and[...]


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Five DIY decorating tips for successful National holidays

Hosting

22 June, 2016

Having people over for the National holidays? Here are a few decorating tricks to help you create an unforgettable celebration Are you entertaining family and friends in your yard to celebrate th[...]


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5 BARBECUE HACKS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

Family life

17 June, 2016

Whether it's for a cozy dinner for two or an afternoon celebration with the whole family, having a barbecue takes a certain amount of organization. So here are five surprisingly ingenious tips f[...]


tapas-night-with-friends

Tapas night with friends

Hosting

29 March, 2016

Recipes and decorating ideas for a warm and inviting evening The kids at a sleepover, summer camp or staying with your parents? Jump at the opportunity to have a sophisticated evening with frien[...]


ready-set-eat!

Ready. Set. Eat!

Cooking tricks

29 March, 2016

It's a well-known fact: sports make people hungry! This is why you must have enough to make sure your guests eat their fill. Whatever you decide to serve them, forget the silverware because your gue[...]


speciality-canapes

Speciality canapés

Hosting

29 March, 2016

7 hors d'œuvres recipes that will bowl over your guests Whip up these scrumptious mouthfuls without complicating your life! You'll blow away your guests any evening during the holidays, wh[...]


fast-and-easy-ideas-for-weekday-meals

Fast and easy ideas for weekday meals

Family life

29 March, 2016

Five quick recipes, for the lunch box or the supper table, to make the whole family smile. Say goodbye to stress and hello to five quick recipes from Olymel, for weekday suppers or lunches prepare[...]


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Savour the summer, Olymel-style!

Family life

29 March, 2016

Try our chef's favourite recipes, ready in under 30 minutes, giving you time to relax with your family or enjoy an evening with friends. This recipe for [...]


spotlight-on-ham

Spotlight on Ham

Cooking tricks

29 March, 2016

Everything you need to know to make ham like a pro. After spending the day outside, nothing beats opening the door to the wonderful aromas of home cooking. You can easily create that special wa[...]


the-feng-shui-kitchen

The feng shui kitchen

Well living

29 March, 2016

Feng shui, the Chinese term meaning "wind-water," is a form of energy (or "chi") that surrounds us all and flows well or poorly depending on, among other things, our decor. Do yo[...]


health-and-storage

Health and storage

Practical guide

29 March, 2016

Bacteria found in our environment love heat. The internal temperature of food is a determining factor for the growth of micro-organisms. The danger zone for food is between 4ºC/39ºF and 60[...]


gluten-free

Gluten-free

Well living

29 March, 2016

Recently, we have noticed an increasing number of gluten-free products on shelves. The market for gluten-free food choices has also grown in the food service sector. Olymel offers several gluten-f[...]


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Picnicking: Don't forget a thing!

Family life

29 March, 2016

Are you going on a picnic for a couple of hours or for the whole day? Have you already planned a tasty menu featuring Olymel products? Because it's so easy to forget something, here's a checklist yo[...]


fancy-a-health-cure

Fancy a health cure?

Well living

29 March, 2016

[image] With summer on the horizon, are you feeling the need for a mini health cure to revitalize your energy? Each time the season changes, whether it's fall, winter, spring or summer, experts [...]


we-re-off-to-the-park!

We're off to the park!

Family life

28 March, 2016

Throughout Quebec and across Canada, you'll find countless picnic parks where you can spend an hour or a whole day. Whether you're an urbanite who prefers to picnic in the neighbourhood park[...]


a-picnic-basket-primer

A picnic basket primer

Family life

28 March, 2016

How do you choose the right picnic carrier, both durable and practical, that you can use year after year, whether it's a family outing or an intimate meal for two? Easy, with our handy guide to pic[...]


5-tips-to-get-your-kids-out-the-door-on-time

5 tips to get your kids out the door on time

Family life

28 March, 2016

In a lot of households, mornings can quickly turn into battle zones where total chaos reigns. Multiply the degree of difficulty by the number of family members and, let's face it, mornings can be a [...]


how-to-choose-a-lunchbox-you-ll-love

How to choose a lunchbox you'll love

Family life

28 March, 2016

It's back to school time and, among the long list of necessities you'll be buying for the kids, the lunchbox figures prominently. In today's lunchbox universe, you'll find a wide s[...]


good-bye-stress-hello-tai-chi!

Good-bye stress, hello tai chi!

Well living

28 March, 2016

Tai chi originally evolved as a martial art, but over time, it’s grown into a gymnastic discipline to help balance the mind and the body. For the body, it builds flexibility, strengthens the m[...]


making-your-sports-party-a-success

Making your sports party a success

Hosting

28 March, 2016

If you're looking for a good excuse to get together with friends, consider throwing a party on a Saturday night or Sunday afternoon to watch the game on TV. Check out our tips for making your get-to[...]


the-abcs-of-winter-hiking

The ABCs of winter hiking

Family life

28 March, 2016

It's true that the January deep freeze might make you want to hibernate until spring… but that would mean missing out on all the invigorating pleasures of winter. It's a season that will ench[...]


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Our favourite blogs

Practical guide

28 March, 2016

Whether you're organizing weekend activities, putting an original stamp on your home decorations or planning a menu to please everyone, the Internet has 1,001 sites dedicated to family living. Looki[...]


kitchen-yoga

Kitchen Yoga

Well living

28 March, 2016

Our increasingly busy lives have us constantly rushing. Ironically, this ultimately promotes a sedentary lifestyle. We're constantly sitting at work, on the bus, in the car and in front of the T[...]


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Your Checklist for a Winning Sports Party!

Hosting

24 March, 2016

Sports events abound on TV? Why not use them as a pretext to gather your family and friends in your living room? Let's huddle and plan your winning sports party! [image] Ready, set... Are you [...]


the-half-time-snack

The Half-Time Snack

Hosting

24 March, 2016

Your friends are coming over to watch the football, basketball or hockey game of the year? Make half-time delicious with an enticing, yet uncomplicated, snack because you and your guests will be jus[...]


s-o-s-cooking

S.O.S. Cooking

Cooking tricks

24 March, 2016

Tips on how to impress your guests Maybe you have zero chance of ever becoming a celebrity chef, but you still love to cook for friends. Impress your guests (and maybe yourself, too !) with a few [...]


the-art-of-hosting

The Art of Hosting

Hosting

24 March, 2016

3 simple tips to make your soirée a smashing success [...]


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the-king-of-the-grill!

The King of the Grill!

Cooking tricks

14 March, 2016

Your chef's apron, your cooking tongs, your grill and your Olymel products: that's all you need for an exceptionally successful meal! Barbecuing is obviously one of summer's simplest pleasures. We h[...]


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