The last long weekend of summer is meant to be enjoyed outdoors.

We Canadians have (dare I say it….) all winter to hover over our stove top.

The following recipes will have you:

1.) Celebrating Labour Day while enjoying good grub

2.) Taking advantage of your vegetable and herb garden

3.) Soaking up every single ounce of what’s left of summertime

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*Click on each title for link to recipe*

Salmon with Peanut Cucumber Relish

Rustic Tomato and Peach Salad

Peanut Butter Hummus 

Summer Berries with Vanilla Rosemary Cream


Charmaine is a chef and recipe developer.  She is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, and food writer for

DSC_1081Running Room Magazine sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food and cooking.

Charmaine is a proud ambassador of Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon a celebration of Women & Fitness, come join in the FUN June 6th, 2016.  Hope to see many of you at the start line in 2016!  Click here to register.

Pick up the Sept/Oct issue of STRONG Fitness Magazine for my: Healthy Take-Out Recipes.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.  Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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