My (Vegan) Version Of Zuppa Toscana.

Flipping through my recipe books that I got for Christmas today, I came across this delicious soup.  A classic Tuscan Winter dish, it’s loaded with potatoes and hearty sausage. Just because I cook vegan doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this seriously cozy meal. With a few small tweaks, I created a just-as-hearty Zuppa Toscana with…

Movies And Shows Filmed In The Pacific Northwest- Chapter III

I wrote the last chapter of my Pacific Northwest movies and shows in 2018.  With the amount of filming done in this area, these blogs could go on for a long time.  I’m sticking however to shows and movies I’ve watched.  For me, these are about immersing myself in the atmospheric environments these shows create. …

5 Pieces In My Wardrobe I Can’t Live Without

Today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is an instant language.” —Miuccia Prada It seems no matter how much clothes we collect, there are always pieces we gravitate to, wear over and over again or repurchase.  The pieces I’ve chosen below are staples in my closet; items I’ve created a relationship with.  I buy…

New Year Minimalism: Home Decor, Beauty, Food and Fashion.

“ Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”    I love the holidays and the excessiveness of it all – The eating, the shopping and glittery everything. There comes a moment however and even before the year ends that I start to crave simplicity.  By January I find myself gravitating toward a lighter palette of nudes, whites…

Non Dairy Cream Of Mushroom Soup

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ―  Albert Einstein One of my favourite things about Wintertime is comfort food cooking.  The slow cooker takes centre stage on the counter and the crock pot gets to shine. It’s…

Welcoming 2020

For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. It is just after 4pm on December 31st.  I’m sat on the couch accompanied by my kitties; Merlin sleeps peacefully purring next to me and Salem under his beloved Christmas tree.  He’ll miss the…

The BEST Beauty & Skincare Products From 2019 (IMO)

The following products are in my humble opinion, the best products I’ve tried in 2019 – This list also includes oldies that I continue to buy year in and year out for their amazing results.  I am including drugstore and high end products for every budget.  This one’s a long one so without too much…