Easy Vietnamese Pho With Homemade Broth (Vegan)

The theme of my menu for our meals this week was “quick and easy”: Importantly easy to make and quick to clean up afterward. I don’t mind having long cooking sessions at times especially in the Winter when the kitchen is the coziest, warmest place in the home. I’ve been immersed in my Tarot studies…

Online Shopping Sites (You May Have Never Heard Of)

Today I wanted to share some great online shopping sites that I’ve used and that may be new to you. It’s always good to know if an online shop is trust worthy as I’ve been close to ordering on a few sites a few time only to remember to first google the reviews and read…

The Best Risotto You’ve Ever Tried

“You only live once and life is wonderful so eat that damn cupcake”! Tonight I made a to-die-for (yet surprisingly easy) risotto. Disclaimer: There is nothing healthy, low-cal or vegan about this recipe and it was delicious! **Leave out the bacon for a Vegetarian version.** You will need: 4 cups of Vegetable stock 1 Tblsp…

Random Things I’ve Been In To

My attention is easily distracted by too many options. This is why I only shop online; so that I can focus on exactly what I need without 20 other things calling for me to pay them attention. There’s always something I’m “in to”. These change as soon as the next moon phase moves in; I…

It’s About The Simple Things – A Journal On Gratitude

Listening to a musical piece that moves me. A bowl of Spaghetti. Watching a rainstorm out the window. It’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy, peace and contentment. I’ve been watching Headspace Guide to Meditation on Netflix. Narrated by a Buddhist Monk, the series takes you through a different type of…

Some Recent Faves

Snowfall Warning: Issued at 15:48 Saturday 23 January 2021 Snowfall with total accumulation of 5 to 15 cm across B.C. south coast from tonight to Sunday afternoon. It’s here!…or is it? Unlike the rest of Canada, Winter in British Columbia is downright confusing. Mild Novembers -lot’s of rain- followed by sun filled January’s that feel…

A New Year Detox With Products Inspired By The Ocean.

I’ve been feeling inspired by the healing powers of the ocean. I live in the Pacific Northwest and see the water from my window every day. These products are all inspired by the minerals and plants found in the sea. Many cultures have counted on the cleansing powers of the ocean for thousands of years….

Autumn Harvest Blackberry Crumble

This past August my husband and I went blackberry picking. My plan for the berries was to make my Blackberry Cordial with Brandy. We picked so many however that I ended up making 6 bottles of liqueur and still had 3 full bags of berries which I froze. I made this crumble as dessert for…

A Wintertime Journal Entry

“All hail to the days that merit more praiseThan all the rest of the year,Forgetting old wrongs with carols and songsTo drive the cold winter away“ December 26th, 4:02 pm. The skies to the west are a pale yellow as the sun sets slowly into the cold Pacific. We slept late and brunch was chicken…

Red Wine Mushroom Stew (Vegan)

“Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it…” It’s 4:28pm and it’s already dark. Thick clouds creep slowly toward the city. There’s a storm forecasted for this evening and into tomorrow with high winds and heavy rain: Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Monday is the Winter Solstice. I celebrate each year with a…