The Things I Loved In September

I know it’s already October 6 but you know, life,  it gets busy.  That said I’m taking October off.  You heard it. Off.  No going out. No socializing. No drinking alcohol.  It’s a decision I made in the summer.  Summer is just too busy and can leave us introverts a little burnt out.  I decided…

A Wellness Day

    “Caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” It’s 6pm, Friday.  The sun was shining 30 minutes ago then the weather switched.  I only noticed a storm had come in because the wind chimes on the patio began ringing quite violently.  I love wind chimes, they’re…

Autumn Equinox Salad With Homemade Candied Pecans.

Yesterday was sunny all day and still warm at 6pm.  I set the table on the patio and we enjoyed dinner Al Fresco with a bottle of organic apple cider made by a friend’s family on Saltspring Island. Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox, first day of Fall.  I will be hosting 6 of our closest friends for…

Cabin Living – Labour Day Weekend Photo Essay.

Labour Day Weekend. That time when Summer is slowly letting go and Autumn is soon arriving.  The first day of school. The end of hot afternoons at the lake and the familiar scent of campfire. The new moon has appeared tonight and the sun has set the sky ablaze, indigo and crimson as we inch closer…

Fall Is In The Air & My Quinoa Stuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe

August 26th,  a sunny Monday morning. I stepped outside and immediately felt it; Fall is coming.  Summer was relatively short this year on the coast.  We got a few days of heat-wave like weather then days of rain and sunshine.  Today though, it’s evident. The winds have switched, there’s a bite in the air and…

My Attempt At Persian Chelo-Kebab

One winter evening many years ago my sister called me and asked if I’d like to join her and a friend for Chelo-Kebab.  I had no idea what it was but she assured me it was delicious and that I had to try it.  They picked me up and we drove to the WestEnd of…

Easy Peach Galette

Every Summer my husband’s uncle graciously gifts us a crate of peaches from his organic orchard.  Nothing says summer like sweet juicy peaches.  We usually have way too many so we share them with family or freeze them for breakfast smoothies in the winter.  I cooked a large meal last night and didn’t need to…