Making Traditional Christmas Orange Pomanders

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol I love looking at photos of Victorian…

The Importance of Moving Slowly And Cultivating Peace.

“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: Slow down and Let Go.” While the world seems to be moving in every direction I’ve been cultivating inner peace by moving slowly. Purposefully noticing and being present in every task I’m doing. Being in the…

Creamy White Wine And Mushroom Pasta

Snow fall warning for tonight. It’ still Fall but the air certainly had a frosty bite as I walked to the Village for dinner ingredients this afternoon. I hope you’re all keeping healthy both physically and mentally. I was feeling a little off today; I could feel stress arising in my chest. Thoughts of fleeing…

Udon Noodles in Home Made Broth (Vegan)

We love noodles at home especially when it’s cold outside. Savoury broth and soft noodles to slurp up is what this dish is about. Cooking from scratch is a norm in my kitchen and this broth is easy and filled with flavour. You Will Need: 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons Sesame Oil 1 medium onion , chopped…

My Autumn Evening Routine

Evenings in Autumn are my favourite times. After a comforting warm meal it’s a time to wind down, share thoughts about our day with family and take time for ourselves. Welcome to my cozy Autumn Evening routine. I hope you’re all enjoying the season. At sun down I dim the lights and light candles. I…

Kitchen Witchery: Making Immune Boosting Fire Cider Tonic

“Every Home Should Have An Herbalist” Fire Cider is a tonic made with Apple Cider Vinegar and various roots, herbs and spices. It’s used in Herbology as a digestive aid but at this time of the year as the day’s get shorter and colder, I like to keep it handy for it’s potent immune boosting…

Cozy Homes From My Favourite Movies – Part II

4 years ago I wrote a blog with the homes in some of my favourite movies. Home like Iris’ cottage in The Holiday and the Owens sister’s victorian home in Practical Magic. Part of the allure of watching movies for me is forgetting about the world for those 2 hours and immersing myself in the…

Visiting The Town Of Fort Langley B.C.

I met my sisters and mother yesterday in Fort Langley for lunch. A 40 minute drive from my home in Vancouver, Fort Langley is a quaint town on the banks of the Fraser River. A hidden gem filled with boutiques, pubs and galleries, Fort Langley was originally a trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company…